Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
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Rock/Creek's Scenic City Trail Marathon is one of the largest trail marathons in the Southeast, taking place on the fast, hard-packed dirt mountain bike trails of TVA's Raccoon Mountain. Be sure to watch our marathon training tips videos. We'll release 7 videos, one a week leading up to the marathon. Starting on a short section of road to thin out the pack of 500+ runners, the race course is almost completely singletrack, with rolling hills, many twists and turns, some excellent views of the Tennessee River and plenty of rocks and roots along the way.
This course is flatter and smoother than many of the rugged, rocky local trails used in our other Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series races -- "Flat for Southeastern Tennessee," we like to say -- making the Scenic City Trail Marathon a great choice for road marathoners wanting to try a trail marathon, or experienced trail runners in the hunt for a new PR.
Race proceeds benefit Wild Trails, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the use, expansion and promotion of trails in the greater Chattanooga area.
Results & Photos
- Official results + photos from the 2012 Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon by Jeff Bartlett
"This weekend, of course, was the 2012 Scenic City Trail Marathon! Of approximately 600 runners that toed the line..."
- 2011 Chattanooga Times-Free Press article by Ron Bush
"It's easy to rearrange the letters of Aaron Saft's last name and get 'fast.' Yeah, he's heard that before. But the 33-year-old owner of a running shoe store in Asheville, N.C., lives up to the alternate spelling..."
- 2011 Race recap on the Rock/Creek blog, The Chronicle by Jeff Bartlett
"On one of the first hot weekends of the year, atop beautiful Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 500+ runners poured through the starting gate and toward the dirt singletrack..."
- 2011 Pre-race interviews with RD Randy Whorton and racer Sarah Woerner, from WUTC 88.1