The Lookout Mountain 50 begins high atop the mountain at the spectacular Covenant College campus. The course offers a
variety of challenging climbs, highly runnable sections and moderate
descents on predominantly single track trails and other than a mile or so at the beginning to thin the field out, there are no roads. Runners traverse beautifully diverse ecosystems in the
scenic and historic Chattanooga National Military Park,
the first national military park in the country and passes directly above
Craven's House and the Battle Above the Clouds, one of the most decisive
battle sites in the Civil War. Runners navigate two exposed bluff lines
with fantastic views. On one section of trail, it is possible to see 5
states on a clear day. Runners will follow or cross no less than 5 different creeks. One of them being Rock Creek, which leads the runners to Lula Lake Land Trust that winds through rhododendron, mixed hardwood, and
Hemlock forests and the towering 120' Lula Falls. Great aid stations with hot soup, a dose of Southern
hospitality and camp fires at night.
Local time: 6:19 AM
mile 22.5 - 1:10 (15 min/mile pace)
mile 28.0 - 3:10 (16 min/mile pace)
mile 34.0 - 4:15
mile 38.5 - 5:30
mile 44.5 - 6:30
mile 50 - 8:30
Times will be strictly adhered to. Failure to do so could impact your
safety and the safety of the race staff and volunteers. Transportation
back to the start/finish will be arranged if you are pulled from the
course. Please be respectful and cooperative with race officials if you
are pulled from the course.
Race proceeds benefit Wild Trails, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the use, expansion and promotion of trails in the greater Chattanooga area.