READ FIRST- MAY 1st Update
We are still waiting on TWRA to determine Prentice Cooper hunting dates. We have it held on this page as the first weekend in October and hope that the first will be the date BUT we will not know until June 2nd or 3rd on the exact date. That being said. Stump Jump WILL be the first or second weekend in October!
MAP- 50K- Elevation Gain Over 4K
Old Course: Kris Whorton & David Riddle
New Course: Emily Ansick (5:44:34) & Seth Ruhling (4:09:28)
The premier 50K trail race in the Southeast SPONSORED BY: Rock/Creek, Arc'teryx, La Sportiva, Fast Break Athletics, Peak Fitness & PT, Chattanooga Brewing Company, and Chattanooga-Hamilton Rescue.
The StumpJump 50K 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 21st 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.
Packet Pickup 2022
Friday, September 30th, 2022
4:00pm-7:00 pm: Packet-pickup at R/C Northshore store (301 Manufacturers Rd, 37405) We will have Chattanooga Brewing Company beer, random draw prizes, and answer any runner questions. We will also have stainless steel pints and 32oz growlers for purchase. Come be part of the Bad Beard Trail Running family!
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
6:30 am-7:15 am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
50K start time - 7:30am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY. Packet Pickup will open at 6:30 am sharp.
****10 Miler*** Saturday, October 1st, 2022
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $10 per night and will go to Signal Mountain School. 2650 Sam Powell Dr, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
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.
50k starts at 7:30 am EST Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10 Miler starts at 8:30 am EST Saturday, October 1st, 2022
All races start and finish at the Signal Mountain Soccer Fields behind Signal Mountain High School on Sam Powell Rd . Times subject to change.
We will have Arcteryx, La Sportiva, Peak Fitness, CBC and other vendor booths on site.
**NO CREWS. NO POLES**
**DROP BAGS ALLOWED AT MULLENS**
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 2022 Stump Jump 50k will have a 10 HOUR cut-off. Mullen's Cove Parking lot @ mile 19.5.......7:15 hr cut-off..........
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 finish (5:30pm). This averages out to over 18 minutes per mile pace. This is not a hike so please be respectful and do not sign up for this event if you plan to walk most of the course.
Cut off time for the 10'ish miler is 4 hours. This is not a walker-friendly course.
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. Check out the work they do here: https://www.landtrusttn.org/
Local time: 12:36 PM