Rock/Creek Thunder Rock 100 Mile Trail Race
The Thunder Rock 100 is a point-to-point, 100-mile trail race run entirely within the confines of the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. This is a challenging 100-miler, featuring over 16,000 feet of climbing and some incredibly scenic terrain.
Starting at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, the course winds its way northward from the Ocoee River, across the Hiwassee and throughout the northern reaches of the Cherokee’s Ocoee District before returning to finish at Parksville Lake. Along the way, runners can expect to see beautiful sections of the John Muir Trail, run past Coker Falls and Bullet Creek Falls, traverse Starr Mountain and Oswald Dome... plus an exciting ford of the Hiwassee River itself.
The noon start ensures that runners will traverse the most technical portions of the course during daylight hours, allows for all racers to start fresh after a good night’s sleep, and means even the fastest participants will share the experience of running all night and watching the sun rise on the trail.
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