Stump Jump will now be held in March! Prentice Cooper/TWRA has scheduled Fall hunting dates that are being determined later and later every year. By moving Stump Jump to March, we no longer compete with hunting.
The premier 50K and 10 mile trail races in the Southeast SPONSORED BY: Fast Break Athletics, Rock/Creek, La Sportiva, TuckerBuild, Scenic City Neurotherapy, Black Diamond, Peak Fitness & PT, Chattanooga Brewing Company, and Chattanooga-Hamilton Rescue.
The StumpJump 50K and 10 Miler presented by Bad Beard Events, takes place on 90% single-track course atop Signal Mountain and Walden Ridge. With gorgeous, jaw-dropping views of the Tennessee River Gorge, and lush coves of cascading streams, hemlock, and rhododendron, these sandstone-strewn trails offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cumberland Plateau region. This race is in its 22nd running and has stood the test of time with locals and runners from across the world.
This is a perfect course for someone doing their first or 500th ultra.
3 things we guarantee:
2. Well aided/ marked course
3. Fun with a great local trail running community
This race sells out every year SO sign up right now!
Aid Stations will be stocked with either Powerade or Gatorade, Chips, Pretzels, Fruit Snacks, Mustard Packets, Oreo's, Gels, Cokes/Ginger Ale, etc. Try to be as self-contained as possible.
Old Course: Kris Whorton & David Riddle
New Course: Lea Mulligan (5:35:46) & Seth Ruhling (4:09:28)
MAP- 50K- Elevation Gain Over 5K
Packet Pickup 2024
Friday, March 8th, 2024
4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Packet pickup at Fast Break Athletics. We will have Chattanooga Brewing Company beer, random draw prizes, and answer any runner questions. We will also have Bad Beard Merch available for purchase. Be part of the Bad Beard Trail Running family!
Saturday, March 9th, 2024
6:30 am-7:15 am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
50K start time - 7:30 am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY. Packet Pickup will open at 6:30 a.m. sharp.
****10 Miler*** Saturday, March 9th, 2024
7:45 am-8:15 am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
10 Miler start time - 8:30 am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY.
50k starts at 7:30 am EST Saturday, March 9th, 2024
10 Miler starts at 8:30 am EST Saturday, March 9th, 2024
All races start and finish at the Signal Mountain Soccer Fields behind Signal Mountain High School on Sam Powell Rd .
We will have La Sportiva onsite to demo shoes
**NO CREWS. NO POLES.NO DROP BAGS**
EXTRAS: All runners will receive shirts, a post-race meal, a free beer from Chattanooga Brewing with bib, & a free shower with bib at Highpoint Climbing Gym on Broad St downtown Chattanooga.
The 2024 Stump Jump 50k will have a 10 HOUR cut-off.
Indian Rock House (Outbound) @ mile 14.2........4hr cut-off........17 min per mile
Mullen's Cove Parking lot @ mile 22.8.........7:15hr cut-off..........19 min per mile
Please be respectful of race officials if you are asked to drop - no discussion. You will be provided with transportation back to the start/finish.
Again, there is a 10-hour cutoff time at the finish (5:30pm). This averages out to over 19 minutes per mile pace.
The 10 Miler has a 4 HOUR cut-off... 24 min per mile.
Edwards Point Cutoff is 4.9-........ 2 hr cut-off........24 min per mile
Refunds / Transfers / Deferments
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS: There are NO refunds, transfers or deferments. We do not have the capacity to mail awards, shirts, forgotten gear etc. Thanks!
A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee and Tennessee River Gorge Trust.
Camping/Where to Stay
Camping will be available at the S/F. Tent set up is on the soccer fields. There are no RV hookups but RV's are allowed. No showers but access to many bathrooms at the pavilion. If you are interested in camping on Friday or Saturday night, please email email@example.com. Cost is $10 per night and will go to Signal Mountain School. 2650 Sam Powell Dr, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Event's current local time: 4:43 AM ET
It’s about a 20 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga to the start. The hotels downtown are all wonderful and I’d check Airbnb’s on Signal Mountain if you want to stay close but not camp.