The Rock/Creek Hare Raiser 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run presented by The North Face is sure to become a Southeastern classic! This event is an update of last year's Brow Beater 3 & 7Mile, and utilizes the beautiful trail system within the 317-acre property of Chattanooga's own Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.
The Hare Raiser trail race is part of the 2nd annual Chattanooga Earth Day Festival which will include live music, guided hikes, guided paddling trips, shoe and outdoor gear demos, food, beer, evening films and much more!
This event also coincides with the long-standing Native Plant Sale that draws thousands each year. Come run the fantastic trails and then spend the day with us at Chattanooga's Earth Day Festival! You can find more info on the festival at reflectionriding.org/earth
EARLY PACKET PICKUP & PINT NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, April 19th
WHERE: Rock/Creek at 2 North Shore [301 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405]
TIME: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Racers will be able to pick-up their race packet and race T-shirt beginning at 4:00PM. Stay and have a beer from race series sponsor Chattanooga Brewing Company!
No Refunds. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, April 20th
WHERE: Start/Finish line at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
TIME: 8:45AM - 9:30AM
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.
The 5K Trail Race will begin at 10 a.m. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 11 a.m.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START/FINISH LINE @ REFLECTION RIDING
Special thanks to Salomon, Rock/Creek Race Series Gold Sponsor for providing trail running shoes for demo at the race. Check out their booths on Saturday morning for more information.
The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.
Race Proceeds and Reflection Riding Membership
Race proceeds will be directed towards Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. Please consider a membership today!
Our members receive year-round daylight access to 300+ acres of beauty. Just 10 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center feels 100 miles away.
Additional Member Benefits Include:
Admission to members-only pre-sale event at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales
Invitation to an annual members-only event
Canoeing FREE with canoe add on for the membership year
Reciprocal Admissions Program at over 300 AHS botanical gardens and 180 ANCA nature and science centers across the United States and Canada (note: call ahead for specific admission information)
10% discount to selected local restaurants
Discounted rates for programs and facility rentals.
Summer camp discount for your children or designated grand children
Access to early summer camp registration.
We couldn't do it without you! To help out with the Hare Raiser, please sign up by clicking the Volunteer Button at the top of the page.
Local time: 8:10 AM
Ginny Kelly- Race Director