2017 specifics have yet to be determined but participants may expect something very similar to last year, such as a TNF technical running tee, TNF quarter-zip pullover w/ embroidered Summit Logo, R/C branded swag, locally crafted Goodhew/Sockwell socks, nutrition/hydration samples, and the potential to demo TNF Ultra trail-running shoes w/ a "discounted" purchase option at the end of the weekend...and maybe some other surprises.


Sponsored by The North Face, The Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit will bring together a dedicated group of female trail runners who share a passion for running, the outdoors, and the promotion of an active life-style in their own communities. This event will be for everyone...from the beginner to the seasoned trail runner. Mileage will be determined according to ability, with short runs in the 4 to 6 mile range and longer around 10 to 12+ miles. The purpose of this weekend is for participants to inspire and learn from one another, foster new connections, improve female participation in trail running, and become ambassadors of the sport.

The weekend will be filled with exploring the trails in and around downtown Chattanooga, with runs to be held on the beautiful, lush trails of both Signal Mountain and Lookout Mountain.

The summit will be based out of The Crash Pad--a state of the art and eco-friendly hostel in downtown Chattanooga. Participants will have plenty of opportunities for an urban experience while, simultaneously, exploring the beautiful trails just minutes from their accommodations. Come run the Cumberland Plateau with The North Face and Rock/Creek!

The weekend will be guided by Rock/Creek race team members Dreama Campbell and Ginny Kelly with support from other Rock/Creek race team members as well as the staff and associated vendors of Rock/Creek.


Accommodations for the Rock/Creek Women's Trail Running Summit will be provided by the Crash Pad. Located in the energetic and revitalized Southside community of Chattanooga, the Crash Pad is THE 'base camp' for adventurous travelers and serious outdoor enthusiasts--catering specifically to climbing, biking, running, and kayaking in the area. Built out of reclaimed materials and renewable resources in order to minimize the impact on the environment, The Crash Pad is an LEED certified building and an eco-friendly business. For more information please visit their website: The Crash Pad


Schedule for 2016 has yet to be determined.

Thursday Sept. 10th- Arrival 2:00-5:00pm Packet Pick-up / Welcome
5:00pm Meet and greet / Review of weekend and discussions
*Optional easy trail run or hike at Stringers Ridge @ 3:00pm
for those who arrive early (4-5miles)
Dinner on own

Friday Sept. 11th- 6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Depart for run
7:30am Begin run on Stump Jump Course
(2 distance options: Long and medium.)
Shuttle back to Crash Pad
Lunch to either be a boxed lunch or snack
*Optional Yoga at 4:00pm
6:00pm Catered dinner at Crash Pad

Saturday Sept. 12th- 7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Depart for run
8:30am Begin run at Nature Center / Lookout Mtn
(2 distance options. Medium and short.)
11:30am Boxed lunches sponsored by Kelly Subaru
(runners bring change of clothes)
12:45-1:45pm Talk and Q&A with The North Face athlete Diane Van Deren
2:00-2:45pm Clinics/sessions
3:00pm Shuttle back to Crash Pad
5:30-7:00pm VIP heavy hors d'oeuvres at 2 North Shore
w/ Diane Van Deren
7:00pm The North Face athlete Diane Van Deren speaks at
2 North Shore R/C Store (public invited, camp participants VIP seats)
Dinner on own

Sunday Sept. 13th- 7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Easy 30-45min run from Crash Pad downtown
10:00am Yoga
11:30am-12:30pm Bagged/Boxed lunches at Crash Pad
12:30pm Depart for home

Local time: 10:36 AM

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