Saturday, Mar 21, 2020

Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race

Prentice Cooper State Forest

Chattanooga, TN 21 Miler, 10.2 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 -UPDATE

RIVER GORGE WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 21. Please be patient as we work on the best available options.

The health and wellness of our trail running community is very important to us. Our Federal, State and Local governments, as well as our local and regional businesses, are taking action to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are very closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID - 19 with our Medical Partners. With their guidance, we will be implementing preventative measures and controls to help ensure the health and safety of our runners, race volunteers and spectators.

This is a dynamic and evolving situation.

Course Description

The Rock/Creek River Gorge 21 and 10.2 mile Trail Race, Presented By The North Face 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- NEW LOCATION

EARLY PACKET PICKUP & PINT NIGHT

WHEN: Friday, March 20th

WHERE: Chattanooga Brewing Company -1804 Chestnut Street 37408

TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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! We’ll have custom River Gorge Stainless Steel Pints for purchase. Purchasing the Pint will get you free beer, and proceeds from Pint sales will support our donation to the Tennessee River Gorge Trust!

REGISTRATION CHANGES/TRANSFERS
No Refunds. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.

Race Day

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Saturday, March 21st
WHERE: Start/Finish line at Mullens Cove parking lot
TIME: 6:15AM - 8:15AM EASTERN

RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.

START TIME
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.

AID STATIONS
Snoopers Rock - Mile 3.5 Sponsored by Fast Break Athletics
Haley Road - Mile 7 Sponsored by TNF or Salomon

***Please note that there is a 3 hour 30min cutoff time for the 10.2 distance and 6 hours for the 21 miler.***


AWARDS CEREMONY
The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.

CONSTRUCTION ON SUCK CREEK RD

DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON SUCK CREEK RD, PLEASE ALLOW 45 MINUTES TO DRIVE FROM DOWNTOWN CHATTANOOGA ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT.

Saturday Evening Celebration

On Saturday, beginning at 5pm at Rock/Creek Riverside Drive (site of packet pick-up)—
Let’s reconvene for free beer and refreshments as we celebrate the River Gorge Race and officially launch our new Rock/Creek Adventures (Rentals and Guiding)! New Rock/Creek Adventures Director, Crisler Torrence, will deliver a presentation about our new hiking trips and bike and paddle tours at 6pm.
We’ll have a giant gear raffle to raise funds for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. Purchase raffle tickets for $2 each or 6 tickets for $10 and get a chance to win great prizes!! Raffle will be held at 6:30pm—
We’ll also have Live Music! Come join!!

Race Proceeds

All race 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: 8:02 PM
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