YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Jones family farm is home to the toughest little mile in Tennessee. This 1.1 mile loop is affectionately dubbed the "Murder Mile." With 340 feet of elevation gain in two 20% grade climbs that go straight up and descents equally as brutal, it certainly lives up to its name.
The course runs a figure eight or also known as an infinity loop. You head down what seems like an easy rolling logging road and before you know it you have with a wall and are climbing straight up what we call MYERS MARCH. After what feels like an eternity you summit and run along STABBIN' CABIN. You can maintain an easy cruising speed here but beware because just ahead is the brutally steep descent known as the DEVIL'S DANCE. At the bottom you cross over to benched out stretch of trail dubbed HERE'S JOHNNY, this section is a nod to our dear friend John Hardin of HardWin Adventures. Just after your feel like you can breathe a sigh of relief it's then straight up MACHETE then across RUBY RIDGE and down WIDOW'S ROW. After reaching the bottom of the fern covered WIDOW'S ROW you are headed back to the old barn lot also known as the star/finish area.
Here on this land is where BMFJ grew up and her family has called home for over 100 years. We welcome you and can't wait to share the beauty and brutality of the new BEAST of the EAST, The Murder Mile.
HOUSE RULES & HOW TO RUN
We have lots folks wondering how do I get in and can I come watch. Here we will explain everything you need to when you come to visit and how you can toe the line. For rules and all the details of the event please follow this link. For almost every question you could ask the answer can be found here.
MID-STATE & TENNESSEE MILE
It's been a blessing to have so many folks asking how do I get to run this magical event and become part of this incredible family. What a joy to grow and expand our community!
Our process is a bit different. We do not require you to qualify. We do not believe in lotteries and our mission is to support those who have supported us. So for both events everyone is sent to a waitlist. After 72 hours we then start selecting past participants first.
If you ran Mid-State the previous year you will automatically be selected first. Then we move on to folks who participated in the Tennessee Mile.
Where you are on the waitlist does play a part in your selection. If we only have 3 spots open and there's 5 who ran our event the previous year the 3 who signed up first thus ranking higher on the waitlist are selected first.
The first 72 hours are crucial to selection. If you are a past participant and signup after the 72 hr window you do not get first priority selection. You are then on the waitlist and will be selected in order.
We also handpick and select runners at our discretion. We set aside an allotted amount of space for our handpicked
selections. They filled one of those slots and do not replace waitlist slots. What does that mean? So if the race is "full"
and Stacy is below you on the waitlist and gets selected before you, she fills a spot we had set aside/accounted for. She isn't actually skipping you. You will be selected for an "open spot" after a participant drops from the race.
Open entry for Mid-State is incredibly limited.
This past year we only had 30 spots open for first time BMFJ Event participants.
So the best way to earn yourself a coveted spot is to run in December. That moves you up in the priority selection process and make sure you are signing up when registration opens.
BMFJ Endurance Athletes with 3 month minimum commitment also receive priority selection & entry.
- Sat, Dec 04Murder MileTimed divisions include 6, 8, 12, 24 & 40 hours. We also have a youth 5k, so you can feel inadequate watching your kids lap you! We are also excited to partner with 84 Days, an organization working to end worldwide period poverty. Register on Ultrasignup!