$36,000 raised for trail work at Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k

Organizers of the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k today announce that the 2012 race raised $36,000 for trail building and preservation in greater Chattanooga.

This highly-competitive trail running race is the flagship event in the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series, and proceeds benefit Wild Trails.

Professional video from this year’s race is available here.

In its 11th year, the Rock/Creek StumpJump brought a record 850 runners to the beautiful trails of Signal Mountain and Prentice Cooper State Forest.

The race kicked off this year’s RiverRocks Chattanooga festival in style, as early morning rain and lingering fog made for a picturesque day in the woods – and some seriously tricky footing!

All proceeds from the series go directly to Wild Trails, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to distribute race series proceeds. The group has an annual grant cycle and makes a variety of year-end gifts to worthy organizations.

With 8 races each year, the Trail Series showcases the outdoor recreation resources of the Chattanooga area, and promotes the sport of trail running while raising crucial funds for these multi-use trail initiatives.

Rock/Creek’s Mark McKnight elaborates:

“This was easily the most successful Rock/Creek trail race to date. (Race director) Randy Whorton and our volunteers work tirelessly alongside our sponsors to pull off an event of this magnitude, and those efforts are what enable us to raise so much money for Chattanooga trails.”

Race sponsors include Salomon, Toyota of Cleveland & Capitol Toyota, Get Out Chattanooga, Patagonia, Collier Construction, SmartWool, The North Face, Marmot, Outdoor Research, Trail Runner Magazine, Hammer Nutrition, Suunto and Whole Foods Chattanooga.



About Wild Trails: Wild Trails is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the use, expansion and protection of trails in greater Chattanooga. In addition to providing resources and hosting events, Wild Trails awards ten grants per year in the amount of $2,000 each to worthy local trail projects. www.wildtrails.org

About Rock/Creek: Rock/Creek is an independently-owned specialty outdoor retailer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With 25 years of brick and mortar experience, Rock/Creek offers only the very best outdoor clothing and equipment from top brands to ensure that customers are comfortable and safe in the outdoors. www.rockcreek.com

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