SPONSORS: Fast Break, Rock/Creek, Scenic City Neurotherapy, Tucker Build, La Sportiva, Black Diamond, Chattanooga Brewing Company, Peak Fitness and Physical Therapy, and Horton Design
The Bad Beard River Gorge 6.5, 10.2, and 20 mile trail races are a Southeastern classic that runs the Mullens Cove and Pot Point loops in the Prentice-Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. The highly technical single-track loop trail boasts magnificent bluff views of the Tennessee River and cascading streams lined with rhododendrons and towering hemlock. One of the most beautiful trails in the Chattanooga area, this is a bucket list race for leisure and competitive trail runners.
Elevation gain for the 10 Miler 2000ft, 6.5 Miler is around 1500ft, and the 20 Miler is around 3000ft.
Packet Pickup- Friday Night
EARLY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Friday, November 15th
WHERE: Fast Break
TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, November 16th
WHERE: Start/Finish line at Mullens Cove parking lot
TIME: 6:45AM - 8:15AM EASTERN
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.
The 20 mile race will begin at 7:30AM EASTERN. The 10 mile race will begin at 8AM EASTERN. The 6.5 mile race will begin at 9AM EASTERN.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START/FINISH LINE @ MULLENS COVE PARKING LOT
From downtown Chattanooga, take Hwy 27 North to Hwy 127 North (Signal Mountain). Go 1.9 miles, and turn left onto Suck Creek Road. Continue for 8.2 miles, turn left towards Prentice Cooper State Forest. Follow the signs 0.7 miles to the entrance area of Prentice Cooper. Stay on Tower Road approximately 2 more miles until you arrive at Mullens Cove parking lot and race start/finish. The drive to the start will take 30 minutes.
***Please note that there is a 2 hour 30 min hour cutoff for the 6.5M and a 3 hour 30min cutoff time for the 10M***
The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.
20 Miler Map
10 Miler Map
6.5 Miler Map
Event's current local time: 2:57 AM CT