Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race - March 22, 2014

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Race Schedule

Friday, March 21

4:00pm - 7:00pm -- Packet Pick-up @ Rock/Creek PaddleSports 1530 Riverside Dr. Chattanooga

Click HERE for directions.

Saturday, March 22

7:00am - 8:00 am - Packet pick-up at Start/Finish line

8:30am EST - 10.2 Mile Race Start

9:00am EST - 6.5 Mile Race Start

Registration Dates & Race Fees

Registration Dates

Online race registration will close March 16 at 8:00pm or once the maximum field of 450 (250 for 10.2 mile and 200 for 6.5 mile) is reached, regardless of the date.

Race Fees

Both Races - $45

No shirt option (ends March 20) - $35

Race Shirts may be available for purchase on race day.

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Registration Facts

Leftover race shirts will be sold after the race for $20.

Other merchandise will be available as well, including Wild Trails and past race T-Shirt!

Driving Directions

The drive up to the start will take you 30 minutes from downtown. The parking is all parallel along a gravel road, so with 450 of you that 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.

The race starts inside the Prentice Cooper WMA, on the Cumberland Trail.

From Downtown Chattanooga, take Hwy 27 North to Hwy 127 North (Signal Mountain). Go 1.9 miles, turn left onto Suck Creek Road.  Continue for 8.2 miles, turn left towards Prentice Cooper State Forest.  Follow the signs 0.7 miles to the entrance area of Prentice Cooper.  Stay on Tower Road approximately 2 more miles until you see race day activity in the Cumberland Trail parking lot. Click HERE for Google map and directions.

Runner Premiums

Tech Tee

Wild Trails eNewsletter

Access to post-race refreshments

Runner Goodie Bag

An amazing race experience

Award Categories

1st - 3rd overall

1st only is each 5 year age groups, 0-19, 20-24, 25-30 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.

Aid Stations

Snoopers Rock - Mile 3.5 (for both races)

Haley Road - Mile 7 (in the event of inclement weather, we may not have this aid station)

Course Maps & Descriptions

10.2 Mile Course Map

6.5 Mile Course Map

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.

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.

Registration changes/transfers

No Refunds. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.

Chattanooga Accommodations:

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, The 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.