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Media Alert: Rock/Creek and Vasque Present The Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, benefiting The Boonies

Media Alert

May 20, 2008


Contact:

Jamie Sanders, Race Director

423.505.0310 (mobile)

[email protected]


Mark McKnight, Marketing Director, Rock/Creek

423.643.1528 (office)

423.596.1573 (mobile)

[email protected]


Rock/Creek and Vasque Present The Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, benefiting The Boonies



What: Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by Rock/Creek & Vasque, benefiting The Boonies

Where: TVA Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility

When: Saturday, May 24, 2008, 8:00 a.m race start

Who: Rock/Creek, Vasque Footwear, The Boonies (Wilderness Trail Running Association)


Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock/Creek and Vasque proudly present the second annual Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, taking place at TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility on the trails developed by SORBA-Chattanooga. Both of these trail runs begin at 8:00 a.m. Race-day registration and check-in will open at 6:45 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Laurel Point Parking Lot.


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.


Now part of the Vasque North American Trail Tour, this year’s Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon promises to be an incredible experience. Sponsored by Rock/Creek, Vasque, Mountain Hardwear, and SmartWool. Participants will receive a technical Wicked Tee from Mountain Hardwear. Prizes and raffles will be provided as well.


Proceeds from the race benefit the trail building efforts of the Wilderness Trail Running Association (a.k.a. “The Boonies”). Specifically, the proceeds from this race will help build the trail for the Lookout Mountain 100k, taking place on December 20, 2008 along with a 10k.


For more information visit:

https://www.rockcreek.com/trailmarathon/


Photo Opportunities:

Well over 100 trail runners from around the United States will be competing on a beautiful course with sweeping views of the TN River Gorge and the Raccoon Mountain Reservoir.


Interview Opportunities:

Jamie Sanders, Race Director

Randy Whorton, President, The Boonies


Map to TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility (via Google Maps):

http://tinyurl.com/6dh9tu

When you get to the TVA Road, you follow it up to the gates to the facility. From there you will see signs directing you to Laurel Point.




About Rock/Creek:


Rock/Creek, member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is an independent specialty outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in the Southeast. 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. Rock/Creek is committed to making a positive impact on the environment. For this reason, it uses outdoor retail as a platform to encourage outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship and to improve public access to the backcountry. Rock/Creek supports worthy nonprofits such as the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition and the Wilderness Trail Running Association.


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