Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

Frozen Falls

2009 Village Camp Rd

Spencer, TN 50 Miler, 50k, 1/2 Marathon, 10k

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 4, 2023

Cancelled Event


Due to a scheduling conflict we will not host Frozen Falls the first Saturday in February. We are working on a future date in 2025 with the park but the event will not take place in the winter/ early spring of 2024. If you are interested in other RunningLane Events you can find them here:

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Frozen Falls 10K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile

Please remember that all RunningLane Events trail races are "cupless races." You must have a hand held bottle, pack or or reusable cup as there won't be any paper cups at the aid stations to cut down on waste. If you don't have a reusable cup, there is the option to buy a RunningLane reusable cup at checkout for $5.

From the same directors of Eagle Ridge, Grand Viduta Stage Race, Wade Mountain & Wild Thangs Trail Series, River Monster Trail Run, Cathedral Caverns Trail Run, Lost Falls, we are excited to host our second annual race at Fall Creek Falls State Park! Fall Creek Falls State Park is a magnificent 26,000+ acre park with over 35 miles of single track trails! Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks in the entire nation featuring the highest free falling waterfall east of the Mississippi River (256ft). Beautiful waterfalls, lake views, epic bluff & gorge views, a mixture of silky smooth single track and technical trails, as well as a total of 7 water falls within the state park. Bring the camera, you're going to have a blast.

The guaranteed Frozen Falls shirt deadline is 1/20/2023. We will have RunningLane shirts for participants in the event we run out of Frozen Falls shirts.


Date: February 4th, 2023

Where: Fall Creek Falls State Park: 2009 Village Camp Rd, Spencer TN 38585

Driving distances:

Chattanooga: 71 miles
Knoxville: 102 miles
Nashville: 114 miles
Huntsville: 120 miles
Atlanta: 172 miles
Lexington: 204 miles
Birmingham: 216 miles
Louisville: 217 miles
Memphis: 332 miles


The race is capped at 400 runners.

All runners who sign up for the Frozen Falls 10K, Half Marathon, 50K & 50 Mile will receive a shirt, finisher medal, as well as a hot meal post race!

Packet Pickup

Packets may be picked up the night before from 6-8pm at the Lodge in Fall Creek Falls State Park. Lodge address: 2536 Lakeside Rd, Pikeville, TN 37367. Or on race morning: 50 Mile Runners 5:15-6:00am, 50K: 6:00-7:15am, Half & 10K: 6:30-7:45am near the race start line.

Shirts, Awards, Weather & Cutoffs

The race shirt will be a very soft tri-blend shirt.

Age groups will be: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for ALL races.

In the event of severe weather we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threatens the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel.

Average Temperatures on race day: High 48F, Low 26F

There will be very loose cutoffs in the 10K and 1/2 Marathon. Our goal is to get more and more people into this awesome sport that is trail running, no matter what your experience level is. However, we would suggest that if you are not able to maintain 17:30 minute miles for 50K, that you please consider doing the 10K or 1/2 Marathon. The 50K hard cutoff time is 9 hours. The 50 Mile hard cutoff is 14 hours which works out to be 16:40 mi/pace.

There are no refunds, deferrals, credits or friend / family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.

The Course

Due to a storm that took out one of the suspension bridges closing the upper loop trail, we have been forced to make some course changes for the 2022 Frozen Falls Trail Run. Below you will find the new routes. Key note on the 50 Miler, you will do the 18 mile loop first, that way if you don't make it through the second loop (13 miles/ half) ahead of the cutoff, we can drop you down to the 50K and you'll show up in the 50K results vs resulting in a DNF. This 50K mark must be reached by 2:00pm or you will be moved down to the 50K.

We have some changes coming to the Frozen Falls 10K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile courses due to the suspension bridge being taken out from a recent storm. The same is true for the 50K. If you don't complete the 18 mile loop on pace, you aren't going to get faster as the day goes on and you will be dropped to the Half Marathon. See changes (as of Feb. 2) below:

10K - 8:00AM, Course Map:

1/2 Marathon - 8:00AM, Course Map:

50K - 7:30AM, Course Map: (18 mile loop + Half Marathon course = ~30mi):

50M - 6:00AM, Course Map: (16.5 mile loop x3 = ~50mi):

10K - 8:00AM, Course Map:

1/2 Marathon - 8:00AM, Course Map:

50K - 7:30AM, Course Map:

50 Mile - 6:00AM, Course Map:

Aid Stations

Aid stations will have water, gatorade (at some) and coke (at some). We will have individually wrapped snacks both salty and sweet at each aid station.

Approximate mile markers for each aid station/ race.

10K: 3.6, 4.9
Half Marathon: 2.8, 7.5, 11.5
50K: 2.8, 4.6, 8.8, 13.3, 18, 20.8, 25.5, 29.5
50 Mile: 2.8, 4.6, 8.8, 13.3, 18, 20.8, 25.5, 29.5, 32.3, 36.9, 39.8, 44.3


The best place to stay in the area is at Fall Creek Falls State Park. They have beautiful cabins and a beautiful lodge to stay in as well. Be sure to mention that you are traveling to the area to run the FROZEN FALLS TRAIL RUN!

Individual Reservations

Steps to reserve those rooms:


2) Enter in preferred dates and then click on ‘special rates.’ Type in 1195 as the group code.

3) It will pull up what is available for you to reserve online.

Important dates to remember, the group rates for the rooms will release one month prior to arrival- January 3, 2023. After this date there may not be any rooms available or, there won't be rooms available associated with the discounted group code above.

Event's current local time: 7:46 PM CT


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