Friday, February 17, 2017

Runner Profile - Anglea Hammack

Me (Edie) trying to explain to Angela that after 29 hours of running, she was the ONLY female to finish the 2017 Red Dirt Ultra 100 Miler.  

The first (and only, so far) female finisher of the Red Dirt 100 Miler is Angela Hammack.  Angela is a cancer nurse from Mississippi, and she has a great story to tell.  Besides running her first 100 miler at Red Dirt to raise money for a cancer charity, at midnight during the race, she celebrated her 50th birthday!  Pretty amazing lady and we are honored that she chose Red Dirt for this achievement.  Check out her story here:

Sunday, February 12, 2017


With the 2017 Red Dirt Ultra in our rear view mirrors, it is time to look ahead to our next trail adventure!  We are so excited about the Chicot Challenge 100 Mile Trail Relay!  You can have teams of 2,3 or 5 for this fun romp through the woods on beautiful single track through cypress swamps, hardwood forests and piney woods.  There is a little bit of everything on this beautiful trail!  

Check out the Races tab above for more information!  

Red Dirt Ultra 2018

Click the picture for the Red Dirt page, then go to the Registration tab.  

EARLY BIRD PRICING! Due to demand, I am offering early bird pricing from February 13 - April 1st.  Once we see how registrations are going, we will decide if it is necessary to cap certain distances.

100 miler - $125
100k - $90
50k - $75

ALSO -   Stay tuned!  Later this week we are announcing an exciting addition to Red Dirt. Thank you for your support and interest, and we are excited to give back to our runners in new ways.


Friday, February 10, 2017


The date has been set!  The Red Dirt Ultra will be held on February 3, 2018!!  Registration will open on February 13, 2017.  Click HERE for more information and the registration link! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Directions to the Red Dirt Start/Finish Line!

Since this is in a National Forest, there is not set address for the start/finish parking area. Technically it is the Day Use parking area on Park Road 395. The most direct way to find it is to plug the GPS coordinates into your map app: 31.478666, -93.103274
Be sure you enter them exactly as they read, including the comma. Here are directions from both the east and west:
From Leesville (south):
North on Hwy 117
Right on Hwy 59 (Longleaf Pine Rd)
Right on Park Road 395 (Day Use Parking Area) This is the start/finish.
From Shreveport or Alexandria -
Exit 119 (Cloutierville Exit), head west 5.2 miles
Right onto Longleaf Pine Road (the road is to the right shortly after you pass Bolton Cemetery), drive 12.8 miles until you see the sign for the Day Use parking area (park road 395) on the left. This is parking as well as the start finish.
Easy to find, there is just no real address to plug in, sorry!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

SFuel at Red Dirt!

For a while now, I have been following a Low Carb, High Fat diet, and have seen great results with it so far.  I am excited that we will be able to offer SFuel bars for our runners to try at Red Dirt, and they fit perfectly into a LCHF diet!

Check them out here:  (click the image)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Red Dirt Course Map

For those of you asking about a course map, here it is.  The green is the course the runners will follow, the red is the main paved road through the park that the crews can use to access their runners in two spots.  The distances between the aid stations are marked.  

The 50k'ers, you will do the outside loop once.
The 100k'ers, you will do the outside loop twice.
The 100 milers will do the 7 mile out and back on the first loop, then that section will be roped off for the second and third loops.  You won't need to bring this map with you for the race.  The course will be very well marked with reflective ribbons on landscaping flags.  The flags should always be on your right side on the trail.  This way, if you leave the course to take advantage of the natural bathrooms on the trail, and get disoriented, you know which direction to head.

We tested out our reflective markings recently, and they are very bright when hit with a headlamp or flashlight.  As long as you have a good light, you will have no problem staying on the trail! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Consider joining us for a group run on the Red Dirt course on the weekend of December 17th!   We have groups that are doing the entire 31 mile loop, some who are doing half of that distance (we will be staging cars half way), and others who may want a shorter distance who are doing an out and back.  This is tent camping, so bring your own camping supplies, food and drink.  The campground where we stay has a bathroom with a toilet and sink, but no shower.  The fee for camping is $3 per person per night.

Check out the link to the Facebook event, but if you have any additional questions, email Edie at  Hope to see you all there!