Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k Presented by Salomon
October 1st, 2016
50K start - 8:00am EST
ALL participants must carry some form of hydration: hydration pack, hand-held water bottle, waist belt, or a water bottle from the local gas station duct taped to your hand.
This policy is in place to prevent the constant trail litter issues we’ve been dealing with. No more paper cups means no more trash in the woods. In addition, runners will of course perform better when drinking liquids consistently along the course (every 10-15 minutes is a good rule of thumb) instead of merely at each aid station. We will, however, continue to offer soft drinks in paper cups at aid stations for those who choose to partake in these.
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Friday, September 30th, 2016
4:00pm-7:00pm: Packet-pickup at R/C Northshore store
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
6:30am-7:30am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
50K start time - 8:00am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY. Packet Pickup will open at 6:30 am sharp.
Directions to Start/Finish line
From Hwy 27 N or S:
1st - 3rd Male & Female Overall
If top finishers are not able to stay for the awards ceremony, awards may be mailed at participant's expense. Race packets will not be mailed.
Each aid station should contain water GU, GU Brew, bananas, oranges, pretzels, chips, and plenty of other fun surprises. Some later aid stations will contain .
Edwards Point: Mile 4.8 ish
Suck Creek Road: Mile 7.9 ish
Indian Rock House: Mile 12.6 ish
Snoopers Rock: Mile 15.9 ish
Haley Road: Mile 18.8 ish
Mullens Cove Parking Lot: Mile 21.7 ish (drop bag location & cutoff point*)
Suck Creek Road (2nd time): Mile 25.8 ish
Mushroom Rock (2nd time): Mile 28.8 ish
StumpJump 50k Course Map
StumpJump 50k Course Description (old course)
There will be a 6 hour cut off time (2 PM) at the Mullens Cove Parking lot at mile 21.7ish. This is a hard cut off time and all runners arriving after 2:30 PM will be asked to drop. Please be respectful of race officials if you are asked to drop - no discussion. You will be provided with transportation back to the start/finish.
9:30 hour cutoff time at finish. This averages out to over 17 minutes per mile pace. This is not a hike so please be respectful and do not sign up for this event if you plan to walk most of the course.
Do not rely solely on aid stations to provide your nutrition!! You should be eating and drinking throughout the course. This will help keep you healthy and we promise it will improve your performance.
We recommend that you carry the following on your person-
The course will be well-marked, but if you come to a junction in the course and are confused, STOP!! Wait for someone behind you to help make a better judgement call. It is likely that someone close to you will know the correct way to go. Always follow the yellow flags, never run through them!
Litter - We just will not allow it. Yes, we realize that accidents do happen, but if you are caught throwing trash on the trail, you will not only be disqualified from this race, but will be banned from running another Rock/Creek race...for ever!
Drop bags will be allowed for 50k participants and must fit in a 1 gallon plastic bag. There will be a drop off location at packet pick-up and at the start/finish area on race morning and bags will be taken to an aid station at mile 21.7 on the course. Please plan accordingly.
Recommended Drop Bag - Must fit in 1 Gallon plastic bag
Drop bags will be taken to the start/finish once the 21.7 mile aid station closes (approx. 2-3pm) and then taken to the North Shore Rock/Creek location afterwards. Drop bags left at Rock/Creek after store closing on Sunday will be discarded. Please plan accordingly.
We strongly discourage the use of headphones during this race for the reason of safety. Not only is it more challenging to hear other runners, but more difficult to communicate with our race marshals and volunteers along the course. In short, we ask all runners to be as safe and courteous as possible.
We’ll have post-race burgers at the start/finish line. These are free for the 50k runners, and we are asking for a $5 donation for anyone else.
Spectators will be able to go to the following Aid Stations to cheer on race participants - Indian Rock House NO DOGS HERE PLEASE (Mile 12.6), Snoopers Rock (Mile 15.9), Mullen’s Cove Parking Lot (Mile 21.7), and Mushroom Rock (Mile 28.8).
SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO TO SUCK CREEK ROAD OR HALEY ROAD DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES.
Directions from Start/Finish to Indian Rock House, Snoopers Rock, and Mullens Cove Parking Lot:
For those unfamiliar with the Chattanooga area, Rock/Creek has assembled a quick reference to area hotels. Click here to view this document.
We do not allow refunds or race or bib transfers. Runners found to be using someone else’s race bib will be promptly disqualified from the event.
We could not make this happen without the generous support from our sponsors: Rock/Creek, Salomon, North Face, Capitol Toyota and Toyota of Cleveland, Get Out Chattanooga, Patagonia, Whole Foods Market, Hot Yoga Plus of Chattanooga, High Point Climbing and Fitness.