Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 29, 2018

Record Holders

Old Course: Kris Whorton & David Riddle
New Course: Emily Ansick (5:44:34) & Seth Ruhling (4:09:28)


We are so excited that this race is happening but we must take appropriate precautions. If you have felt sick, are feeling sick, have been around someone who was COVID positive, have been out of the country recently, have a cough, shortness of breath, or fever, please do not come to the race. Please leave friends and family at home. If you have any doubts AT ALL about running, please remove yourself via Registration History.

Packet PU- WEAR A MASK! We will be taking your temperature at packet pick up on Friday and Saturday using a temporal scanner. We will be outdoors in the R/C Northshore parking area.

We will have a staggered start of ten runners with one minute in between. This will help establish good ‘positions’ and will help limit the need to pass along the single track. The race courses do start along wide roads which will also help participants enter the singletrack with good spacing/positions. We will go off of chip time. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AT THE STARTING LINE.

NO SPECTATORS. NO CREW. Aid stations will have individually wrapped food- pretzels, chips, oatmeal creme pies, peanut butter crackers, gogo squeez apple/banana applesauce, cookies, Honey Stinger gels and possibly Spring and Huma gels, Powerade, and water. Please plan to be as self-contained as possible during the race. Avoiding visits to aid stations will help minimize close contact with fellow racers. DROP BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED AT SNOOPERS ROCK AS & MULLENS COVE AS.

At all aid stations, water and Powerade will be poured by our volunteers directly into your hydration bladder or water bottle. This will help eliminate individual contact with the water coolers. All volunteers will wear masks and have hand sanitizer during aid station preparation and during the race, and tables will be wiped down with disinfectant. YOU MUST CARRY A BUFF OR MASK AT ALL TIMES. YOU MUST WEAR ONE WHEN COMING INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHERS.

POST RACE: Signal Mountain has soccer fields that will be marked with distancing spaces. Please find a space to sit and enjoy your post race meal. We cannot have you gathering in the pavilion. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AFTER THE RACE UNLESS EATING OR DRINKING.

Please, please, please do not bring friends and family. As much as we love a good party, this isn't the year for it.


Race proceeds will benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee.


The premier 50K trail race in the Southeast, the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K presented by The North Face, 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 19th 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:
1. Scenery
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!

The 50k race is 95% single track and about 6,500 ft of gain and the same loss. It has a great mix of technical, flat, rolling hills and climbing.
The 10 miler is a loop that is 95% single track as well. It is technical in parts and rolling hills with no more than 1500 ft of gain. JOIN US!

Packet Pickup

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
6:00pm-8:00 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. Come be part of the Rock/Creek Trail Running family!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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 3rd, 2020
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 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 3rd, 2020
10 Miler starts at 8:30 am EST Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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 The North Face, Salomon, Arcteryx, Black Diamond, Subaru and other vendor booths on site.



EXTRAS: All runners will receive shirts, medals, 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.

Cutoff Times

The 2020 Stump Jump 50k will have an 11 HOUR cut-off.
Indian Rock House (Outbound) @ mile 14.2......5 hour cut-off........
Mullen's Cove Parking lot @ mile 22.8.......8:15 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 11 hour cutoff time at finish (6:30pm). This averages out to over 17 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 miler is 5 hours. This is not a walker friendly course.

Refunds / Transfers / Deferments

There are NO refunds, transfers or deferments. We do not have the capacity to mail awards, shirts, forgotten gear etc. Thank you for understanding.

Local time: 10:20 PM


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