The Rock/Creek River Gorge 21 and 10.2 mile Trail Race, Presented By Bad Beard Events is 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, as well as cascading streams lined with rhododendron and towering hemlock. One of the most beautiful trails in the Chattanooga area, this is a bucket list race for both the leisure and competitive trail runner.
Elevation gain for the 21 miler is around 4,000ft and around 2,500ft for the 10 miler.
Packet Pickup- Friday Night
EARLY PACKET PICKUP & PINT NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, March 19th
WHERE: Rock/Creek Northshore
TIME: 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Stay and have a beer from race series sponsor Chattanooga Brewing Company! We’ll have custom River Gorge Stainless Steel Pints for purchase. Proceeds from pint sales will support our donation to the Tennessee River Gorge Trust!
No Refunds. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, March 20th
WHERE: Start/Finish line at Mullens Cove parking lot
TIME: 6:30AM - 8:15AM EASTERN
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.
The 21 mile race will begin at 7:30am ET> The 10.2 mile race will begin at 8:30AM 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 3 hour 30min cutoff time for the 10.2 distance and 6 hours for the 21 miler.***
The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.
A portion of the proceeds will be directed towards the Tennessee River Gorge Trust in conjunction with the Southeast Youth Corps for trail and/or trailhead maintenance within the Prentice Cooper State Forest.
Local time: 12:22 PM