The Rabid Raccoon 25K, Presented By The North Face, is an epic middle-distance race in Chattanooga, Tennessee that begins atop Raccoon Mountain at Laurel Point. This event will take place on the north and western side of the mountain, utilizing the following trails: Megawatt, Grindstone Ridge, Lower Chunky, Live Wire 1 & 2, High Voltage, and Split Rock. Runners will descend five miles via Live Wire Trail, and return to the top via High Voltage Trail. To keep things interesting, each year, Rabid Raccoon alternates directions. The 2016 crew followed the course in a counter-clockwise fashion. This year, participants will run clockwise. How cool is that? Regardless of the direction, whether you're a competitive racer, or a runner simply looking for a challenge, this gorgeous course is for you. See you there!
WHAT: Early Packet Pick Up
WHEN: May 5, 2017
WHERE: Rock/Creek Outfitters, at 2 North Shore (Manufacturers Boulevard)
TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
There will be no refunds for this race, and bib numbers may not be transferred to another runner.
Bib-swapping will result in disqualification.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2017
WHERE: Start/Finish Line Area
TIME: 7:00AM - 8:00AM EST
The 25K will begin at 8:30AM EST
DIRECTIONS TO LAUREL POINTE PARKING LOT
From Chattanooga, Tennessee (Approximately 20 Minutes)
Take EXIT #175 for Brown's Ferry Road
Turn RIGHT, and drive 0.8 miles
Turn LEFT on Elder Mountain Road (by Brown's Ferry Food Market)
Continue through the roundabout, and up Raccoon Mountain for 1.5 miles
Turn LEFT toward Raccoon Mountain Visitors' Center
Continue through the gate, and up the mountain for 1.2 miles
Atop the mountain, continue to follow the road to the RIGHT
Continue until you see the turn for the visitors' center on your RIGHT
Continue straight onto a single lane road
Continue 1.1 miles along the single-lane road.
Take the RIGHT turn toward Laurel Point. Drive 1.0 mile to the Laurel Point parking lot.
Heads up! **THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE** All runners must bring their own hydration pack or hand-held bottle.
Goodies will be common trail race fare: Fig Newtons, chips, pretzels, gummy bears, etc.
Water and Skratch Labs Hydration will also be available at each station.
Special thanks to Erlanger Sports Medicine for their medial coverage for the Rock/Creek Trail Race Series! Erlanger will be on-site to assess any injuries.
Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Female and Male.
POST RACE NUTRITION
Rock/Creek will provide pizza and fizzy soda-pop at the finish line! What what!!
Without volunteers, the Rock/Creek Trail Race Series could not survive. We are so thankful for the hands and feet that have served us in the past, and beyond grateful for those who will help us in the future. If you are interested in volunteering, please give us a shout! Otherwise, meet us at the starting line around 7:00AM! We'll put nem hands to work!
All race proceeds will benefit the Southern Off Road Biking Association (SORBA), a regional division of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
Mission: SORBA Chattanooga seeks to utilize advocacy, education, and recreational activities to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in and around the Chattanooga area.
Chattanooga has several places to stay around town. However! Might we recommend The Crash Pad!
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