The Rock/Creek River Gorge 10.2 Mile Trail Race, Presented By The North Face is a Southeastern classic that runs the Mullens Cove Loop in the Prentice-Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. The highly technical single-track loop trail boasts magnificent bluff views of the Tennessee River, as well as cascading streams lined with rhododendron and towering hemlock. One of the most beautiful trails in the Chattanooga area, this is a bucket list race for both the leisure and competitive trail runner.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP & PINT NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, March 23rd
WHERE: Rock/Creek Outfitters at Two North Shore [301 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405]
TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Racers will be able to pick-up their race packet and race T-shirt beginning at 4:00PM. Stay and have a beer from race series sponsor Chattanooga Brewing Company! We’ll have custom River Gorge Stainless Steel Pints for purchase. Purchasing the Pint will get you free beer, and proceeds from Pint sales will support our donation to the Tennessee River Gorge Trust!
No Refunds. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, March 24th
WHERE: Start/Finish line at Mullens Cove parking lot
TIME: 7:00AM - 8:00AM
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.
The 10.2 mile race will begin at 8:30AM.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START/FINISH LINE @ MULLENS COVE PARKING LOT
From downtown Chattanooga, take Hwy 27 North to Hwy 127 North (Signal Mountain). Go 1.9 miles, and 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 arrive at Mullens Cove parking lot and race start/finish. The drive to the start will take 30 minutes.
Special thanks to Rock/Creek Race Series sponsors Salomon and La Sportiva for providing trail running shoes for demo at the race. Check out their booths on Saturday morning for more information.
Snoopers Rock - Mile 3.5 Sponsored by Fast Break Athletics
Haley Road - Mile 7 Sponsored by The North Face
The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.
All race proceeds will be directed towards the Tennessee River Gorge Trust in conjunction with the Southeast Youth Corps for trail and/or trailhead maintenance within the Prentice Cooper State Forest.
We couldn't do it without you! To help out with the River Gorge Trail Race, please sign up:
Local time: 8:38 PM
Ginny Kelly- Race Director