Scenic City Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
April 26, 2014
8:00 EST Start (both races)
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 Dates & Race Fees
Online race registration will close April 19, at Noon EST or once the maximum field is reached, regardless of the date. This race WILL sell out!
Marathon - $65
Marathon (no shirt option - ends May 15) - $55
Half Marathon - $50
Half Marathon (no shirt option - ends May 15) - $40
There will be no race day registration.
Friday, April 25
4:00pm - 7:00pm - Packet Pick up at Rock/Creek Paddlesports, 1530 Riverside Drive, Chattanooga TN 37405
Saturday, April 26
6:30am - 7:30 am - Packet Pick Up at Start/Finish
8:00am EST - Marathon and Half Marathon Race Start
We have had significant problems in past with the fast runners catching and passing the back of the pack. In order to resolve this problem we must strictly enforce the following cutoff times. If you come into one of these aid stations after these times and you are asked to drop, please be respectful and make it a day there. We will give you a ride back to the finish, or you can run the road back.
Visitors Center (mile 8.6) - 1:45
River Gorge (mile 12.3, full marathon only) - 2:30
½ Marathon Finish - 2:40
Marathon Finish - 5:30
Packet Pick-up will close promptly at 7:30 AM. We WILL NOT delay the start of the race if you haven’t picked up your packet yet! If you’re in town, please make every effort to visit Packet Pick-up on Friday night.
Packet Pick-Up: The packet pick-up location is at the Rock/Creek Paddlesports store at 1530 Riverside Dr. Click HERE for directions. Packet pick-up will go from 4:00-7:00 on Friday. Please note that we will shut down race day packet pick-up 30 minutes before the start. Also, keep in mind that it is a 25 minute drive to the start and there are 600 of you, so please get your packet, or have someone pick up your packet on Friday if you can.
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.
For those unfamiliar with the Chattanooga area, Rock/Creek has assembled a quick reference to area hotels. Click here to view this document.
Post-race burgers and refreshments
Runner Goodie Bag
An amazing race experience
1st - 3rd Male & Female Overall
1st only in every 5 year age group, 0-19, 20-24, 25-29 etc.
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.
Marathon Aid Stations
East Overlook - Mile 3.1
Visitors Center - Mile 8.6
River Gorge - Mile 12.3
East Overlook - Mile 15
Visitors Center - Mile 20.5
River Gorge - Mile 24.1
Half Marathon Aid Stations
East Overlook - Mile 3.1
Visitors Center - Mile 8.6
Course Maps & Descriptions
Carpool: The drive up to the start will take you 25 minutes from downtown. The parking is all along the road, so with 600 of you it could be a long walk to the start if you show up late. Please carpool if you can. If you are looking for a carpool, our Facebook page is a good place to seek one out.
Do Not Litter: We have witnessed an increase in trail litter over the past year. We will not tolerate littering. This is not a road race! We know that accidents happen, but if we catch you obviously throwing your trash on the trail, you will not only be disqualified from this race, but you will be banned from any future Rock/Creek race. Sorry to be so sour, but the littering must stop. Please take the extra two seconds to make sure that your trash is safely tucked in a pocket. If you don't have any shorts with pockets, Patagonia makes a great pair. Click HERE to check it out.
Free Post Race Shower: The Chattanooga area YMCA's are offering free showers to anyone with a race number. Just bring your bib to any of the three local YMCA's and you will be given access not only to the showers, but the entire facility. Please thank them. You will have the addresses in your packet, or click HERE to get them now.
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.
No Refunds or transfers. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.
We could not make this happen without the generous support from our sponsors: Rock/Creek, Salomon, Collier Construction, North Face, Capitol Toyota and Toyota of Cleveland, Get Out Chattanooga, Patagonia, Greenlife grocery and the YMCA. Thanks for trail running and we look forward to seeing you then.