Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race - June 13-15, 2014

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.

Registration Details

There is no longer a single day race option. We will limit this event to 250 runners. There is no waiting list and no transfers. This race will sell out fast and once registration is closed, please do not contact us asking if you can still get into the race!

Race Fees

3 Stages - $150

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Race Schedule

Thursday, June 12

Packet pick-up will take place at the 1530 Riverside Drive Rock/Creek location in the back of the store from 4-7pm. Racers will receive their race packets and t-shirts at packet pick-up.

There will be race bib pick-up each race morning beginning at 6:30am at the start/finish area. Races will begin promptly at 8am each day with a short pre-race meeting before the start.

Each morning at MANDATORY racer check-in, racers will receive their race number. Racers will keep the same number throughout the weekend but they will receive a different color bib each day. This will help us to keep track of who is and isn’t on the course.

Packet pick-up, race day registration, and MANDATORY racer check-in will begin on each race day starting at 6:30am at the start/finish and will end at 7:45. If you have not checked in by 7:45, you will be held until 8:05 and check in then, resulting in a 10-15 min late start.

Friday, June 13

6:30am - Registration Begins at Start/Finish

7:45am - Pre-Race Briefing

8:00am - Race Start

Saturday, June 14

6:30am - Registration Begins at Start/Finish

7:45am - Pre-Race Briefing

8:00am - Race Start

Sunday, June 15

6:30am - Registration Begins at Start/Finish

7:45am - Pre-Race Briefing

8:00am - Race Start

Registration Facts

Driving Directions

Directions to Stage 1 (Raccoon Mountain 35.04439,-85.41642)

From I-24 W – Exit at Brown’s Ferry Road and turn right on Brown’s Ferry Rd. Go .9 miles and turn left at Elder Mountain Rd (after Sunset Market). Go 1.8 miles and turn left at TVA Rd. Continue straight towards Visitors Center/Laurel Point.  Bear right following signs to Visitors Center/Laurel Point.  Continue straight past Visitors Center towards Laurel Point across dam then turn right off the dam at Laurel Point sign.  Follow road to Laurel Point parking area.

From I-24 E – Exit at Brown’s Ferry Rd. Turn left on Brown’s Ferry Rd. Go .9 miles and turn left at Elder Mountain Rd (after Sunset Market). Go 1.8 miles and turn left at TVA Rd. Continue straight towards Visitors Center/Laurel Point.  Bear right following signs to Visitors Center/Laurel Point.  Continue straight past Visitors Center towards Laurel Point across dam then turn right off the dam at Laurel Point sign.  Follow road to Laurel Point parking area.

Directions to Stage 2 (Lookout Mountain 34.92173,-85.38028)

From I-24 W – Exit 178 Downtown / Lookout Mountain / Broad Street South. Stay in the right exit lane and merge onto S MARKET ST/TN-58 S. Turn RIGHT onto W 25TH ST. Turn LEFT onto BROAD ST/US-11/US-41/US-72. Continue to follow US-11/US-41/US-72/TN-2 for just over a mile. Turn LEFT onto TENNESSEE AVE/ TN-17 and go ½ mile. Turn RIGHT onto OCHS HWY/ TN-58. OCHS HWY/ TN-58 becomes GA-157. Stay on road to T-intersection with Lula Lake Road. Turn left and go 4.5 miles to the 2nd gated gravel drive entrance on the left. Follow the gravel drive to an area marked for parking.

From I-24 E - Lookout Mountain / Broad Street South. Stay in the left exit lane. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto WILLIAMS ST./Turn RIGHT onto W 25TH ST. Turn LEFT onto BROAD ST/US-11/US-41/US-72/TN-2. Continue to follow US-11/US-41/US-72/TN-2 for just over a mile. Take Hwy. 58 South from St. Elmo up Lookout Mountain. OCHS HWY/TN-58 becomes GA-157. Stay on road to the T-intersection with Lula Lake Road. Turn left (south) and go 4.5 miles to the 2nd gated gravel drive entrance on the left.  Follow the gravel drive to an area marked for parking.

Directions to Stage 3 (Signal Mountain 35.16178,-85.37279)

From I-24, take Hwy 27 North and go 2.5 miles to the Signal Mountain Rd/Hwy 127 North Exit. From the bottom of the exit continue 4.7 miles - this will take you to the top of Signal Mountain on 127 N. Just before the red light on top of the Mountain, turn left onto James/Signal Mountain Blvd. Drive 0.4 miles and turn left on Timberlinks Drive. Go 3 miles and turn left onto Shackleford Ridge Rd. Follow the paved road past the school, turn left and continue past the Middle/High School on your right. Continue on once the road becomes gravel and park at a gravel lot just past the soccer fields.

Runner Premiums

Tech Tee

Finisher Award for 3 stage finishers

Post-race snacks and refreshments

Runner Goodie Bag

An amazing race experience

Award Categories

Awards will be given at the end of the 3 days, for overall winners, as follows:

1st - 3rd Male & Female Overall

1st only in every 5 year age group, 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Time Cutoffs

Since we’d like this to be a “run” and not a hike, we would like to see people running more than 50% of the event each day. So here are the cutoff times each day based on a 13 min per mile pace:

If you feel that you are not able to meet these times, please do not sign up!

IMPORTANT!! Due to the likely warm temperatures and humid conditions, we REQUIRE runners to carry some sort of hydration on the course such as a handheld water bottle, a waist pack, or a CamelBak. Electrolytes and other fuel sources in addition to what you will find at aid stations are also strongly encouraged. Please come prepared. Rock/Creek has a variety of options if you do not currently have these products. Here are a few examples…

Aid Stations

Aid stations will provide water, HEED, an assortment of fruit, salty and sweet snacks, fig bars, gorp, and soda. Basic first aid kits will be available as well if necessary.

Course Markings

The course will be clearly marked. Please pay attention to all course markings to insure that you stay on course.

CARPOOLING

Please help minimize impact on the properties we will be using for our start/finish areas and consider carpooling with fellow race participants, especially at Lula Lake on day 2.

HEADPHONES: 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.

VOLUNTEERS

If you have a friend or spouse joining you for the weekend but not running in the race, they may be interested in doing something to help pass the time while you are on the course.

Why not volunteer?? It’s fun and it gives them a chance to enjoy the race experience. E-mail events@rockcreek.com if you are interested in more details.

Hotels and Accommodations

The Crash Pad will serve as race headquarters with a post-race gathering each evening (FEATURING FREE BEER!). This is THE place to stay but there are only 30 beds and will fill up quickly. Embrace the hostel experience and give it a try.

For those unfamiliar with the Chattanooga area, Rock/Creek has assembled a quick reference to area hotels.  Click here to view this document.

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 and the High Point Climbing and Fitness. Thanks for trail running and we look forward to seeing you then.