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Come Run the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race!



Presented by Montrail

March 27, 2010

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These are single track trails with varied terrain. Lots of hills, rocks, and the occasional mild stream crossing. Every participant receives a Patagonia Runshade T-Shirt.
So who should run these races?
All Runners!  This race is meant to be fun and expose those of us who don’t normally run on trails to the beautiful wilderness areas surrounding Chattanooga.  Do not feel intimidated if you have never run on dirt trails before.  It is not uncommon to walk many sections of a trail run.  Remember that trail running is strenuous.  Practice before you participate; it makes the race more fun.


The race starts and finishes in the Cumberland Trail parking lot, located at Prentice Cooper Wilderness Management Area. The trail footing varies considerably and in some sections are rocky and narrow.

Registration Details

March, 27, 2010

10.2 Mile w/ T-Shirt= $30
10.2 Mile w/out T-Shirt= $18

6.5 Mile w/ T Shirt= $30
6.5 Mile w/out T Shirt= $18 *

* You must register before 11:59pm on 3/18/10 to receive a T Shirt with Registration!

Race Fee post 3/18/10 at 11:59pm and on race day (no more shirts available) = $30
Online Registration CLOSES 3/24/10 at 11:59pm

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

Packet Pickup & Prerace Day:
Packet Pick-up will be on Friday, march 26th starting at 4pm-7pm at Rock/Creek 2 North Shore Location.
Packet pick-up starts at 7:00 am EST on Race Day

Race Day Start:
10.2 Mile race starts at 8:30 am EST
6.5 Mile race starts at 9:00 am EST

Time Cutoff:

Course Description & Maps

6.5 mile course description:

View a GPS map of the 6.5 mile course [opens in new window].

The trail is a portion of Mullens Cove Loop Trail.  The first 3 miles are on the rim of the gorge, providing spectacular views on the Tennessee River Gorge and Chattanooga. This trail crosses 3 small creeks.  At Snoopers Rock Overlook the trail turns back onto a jeep road for about 1 mile, then rejoins the single track trail and back to the Cumberland Trail Parking area to finish.  Hydration station is provided at mile 3.

10.2 mile course description: 

View a PDF Map of the 10.2 mile course [Opens in new window]

This trail is the entire Mullens Cove Loop Trail.  It shares the first 3.2 miles of the 6.5 mile loop then continues across Tower Road and back onto single track trail.  There are numerous creek crossings and some rocky terrain.  The trail is a bit more strenuous but the terrain and the views are unbeatable.  The trail ends at Cumberland Trail Parking lot.  100% single track the whole length.  Hydration stations will be located at mile 3 and 7.


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.


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Results & Photos

  Results: Photos: Videos:
2009   10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results
Start/Finish Photography  
2008   10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results
Wilderness Adventure Photography iMultisport
2007  10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results
McKnight Photography
Wilderness Adventure Photography
2006  10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results
Wilderness Adventure Photography  
2005  10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results
2004  10.2 Mile Results   
6.5 Mile Results

More Race Details

NO Pets on the Trail:
Out of common sense and with respect for legal issues, please leave the dogs, monkeys, etc. at home.

Race Numbers/Refunds: There will be no Refunds and No Race Numbers may be transferred to another trail series race or another person.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic, enjoy the outdoors and can handle freebies from the outdoor industry…Volunteering is perfect for you.  If you are interested in volunteering, follow the registration link and sign up as a VOLUNTEER ($0).  Requires a one time commitment toward a pre-race meeting, and race day responsibilities.  Thank you, and we’ll see you out on the trails!  
For questions email Jonathan at [email protected]>

News & Related Links

Don’t get caught in the changes of the season while running-
View the top selling Trail Running Gear >

The 2008 race raised $1500 for the Cumberland Trail Conference!
Click here to read the full story…

The 2007 race raised $1500 for the Cumberland Trail Conference!
Click here to read the full story…

Related Links

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Check out our guest writer’s Trail Running Gear Guide >> by Josh Wheeler.
Or Shop Rock/Creek at the trail running specific Trail Running Gear & Clothing Page >

Please Support Our Sponsors!

The event benefits The Boonies (Wilderness Trail Running Association). If you have questions, please email the Rock/Creek Race Director, Jonathan, at [email protected].


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