2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series Registration Open

stumpjump2010-thumb7Today, Rock/Creek and Wild Trails announce the opening of race registration for the 2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series. All distances and dates are open to the public to register, minus the UpChuck 50k, due to application requirements which will be released at a later date.

Trail running has reached new heights in Chattanooga, making our city a destination location for the sport. Over the past ten years, almost 8,000 participants from around the country and across the big pond have covered a staggering 129,000 trail miles in the Chattanooga area. Since 2001, Rock/Creek Trail Series races have showcased Chattanooga’s natural beauty and incredible trail systems. The trail series has grown out of it’s inaugural races, the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race and the nationally recognized Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k. It now includes 15 distance options over the course of 10 race dates.

A variety of race courses, from 6k to 50 miles, will take you along breathtaking river gorge vistas, through awe inspiring rock gardens and beside beautiful mountain streams. Guaranteed to etch themselves into your memory for years to come.
Now the secret is out! Trail runners from afar and even the occasional road runner has discovered one of Chattanooga’s best kept secrets. They have seen what the wandering miles of trails have to offer to the sport of trail running. From the Cumberland Trail, the Mountain Beautiful Trail of Lookout Mountain, to the network of trails on Raccoon Mountain, and the miles of other trails in our great city.

Now its your turn. Join us for the 2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series and create your own adventure. Everyone needs a good story to tell and we guarantee you will walk away from our races with a few good stories of your own. This year hosts the 10th Anniversary celebration for the nationally recognized StumpJump 50k. Patagonia will provide all pre-registered racers a synthetic tee. Race proceeds benefit Wild Trails, a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to promoting the use, expansion and protection of trails in greater Chattanooga.

Registration is now open for the 2011 Rock/Creek Trail Series races:

 

February 20, 2011
Southern 6(k) Trail Race & 1st Annual Kiddie k

at Southern Adventist University
2011 Registration Open

This will be a short and family-friendly event taking place on Southern’s beautiful Biology Trail. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the University’s Outdoor Education program and will help with development and maintenance of the Biology Trail.

 

March 26, 2011
Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race
10.2 mile / 6.5 mil
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2011 Registration Open

The River Gorge Race covers the Mullins Cove Loop in the Prentice Cooper Wilderness Management Area. The trail is scenic and varied. The 10.2 mile run is all single track running and begins at 8:30am. The challenging 6.5 mile run is all single track and jeep road and begins at 9:00am.

 

May 21, 2011
Scenic City Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

presented by Rock/Creek & Vasque
2011 Registration Open

The Scenic City Trail Marathon will set the bench for a state record in trail running. The trails at Raccoon will be fast and forgiving making for a great leisurely race for new trail runners or a full-on speed fest for those in the hunt for the first state record for a trail race.

 

June 17-19, 2011
Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
22 mile / 18 mile / 20 mile

2011 Registration Open

Three days of great trail running in the beautiful mountains surrounding Chattanooga. 20 miles on Lookout Mountain on day, 18 miles on Raccoon Mountain on day two and the 22 mile grand finale on Signal Mountain round out this challenging, but attainable series. Refuel each night at one of Chatttanooga’s great eateries.

 

August 6, 2011
Greenway 5 Mile Trail Race

2011 Registration Open

If you are new to trail running or looking for a relaxing race with your trail running friends this is your race. Join us for a relaxing and fun run in the Greenway farm complex.

 

October 1, 2011
Rock/Creek StumpJump
50k & 11 mile

2011 Registration Open

Come run the premiere 50K trail race in the Southeast. Taking place on a beautiful dirt-packed trail with Tennessee mountain stone thrown in, and with a 5000 ft. elevation gain, the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K benefits Wild Trails, a non-profit working for trail access and maintenance efforts in the Chattanooga area. Looking for a shorter race on the same beautiful trail? You’re in luck! There will be an 11 Mile course offered as well. (Volunteers- Please register on Race-It for [$0] )

 

November 12, 2011
Upchuck 50k

2011 Registration Coming Soon
More Details to Come on the Registration Process

On the beautiful Cumberland Trail, past Possum Creek, lies the trail that makes this the toughest trail marathon in existence! Rocky terrain, stream crossings, steep hills and sights like Beaked Trout Lilies and Immodium Falls (That’s what the runners call it) make it the most rewarding trail marathon. Join us, if you dare, for this minimally supported out and back single-track wonder.

 

December 17, 2011
Lookout Mountain 50 mile / 10k

Presented by Rock/Creek & Vasque
2011 Registration Open

Finish off your year with one of the longest runs in Tennessee history! A 10k option makes this a great way to end the year for everyone. Beautiful trails on the scenic and historic Lookout Mountain make this race a great goal for your training calendar. After all, the holidays can’t just be parties and big dinners!

 

Key sponsors for the race series have committed over $50,000 in cash and prizes for 2011. Key sponsors for 2011 are Toyota of Cleveland and Capital Toyota. Long-time supporters SmartWool, Salomon, Vasque PROJECT, Hammer Nutrition, Marmot, Patagonia and The North Face will return this year as well. Other sponsors include Montrail, CamelBak, Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, KEEN, Chaco, Deuter, Trail Runner Magazine, Columbia, Headsweats, Skull Candy and Black Diamond. Local sponsors include Greenlife Grocery, Bluesmoke Coffee and Archer Physical Therapy.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact mark [at] rockcreek.com for more information.

For more information visit http://www.rockcreek.com/trailseries/

 

About Rock/Creek:
Rock/Creek, proud member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is an independent specialty outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in the Southeast. Rock/Creek won SNEWS & Backpacker Magazine’s 2009 Online Retailer of the Year award.

Along with its online shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, Rock/Creek provides quality outdoor clothing and gear for a host of activities including kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, and adventure racing.

http://rockcreek.com/trailseries/

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