April 1 - 2, 2023

Rim Runner Trail Races

7833 Jumpoff Rd

Sewanee, TN 100 Miler, 50 Miler, Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. Apr 2, 2023


25 Miler is now a Marathon!
- The waterfall/bluff section will now be a small loop using the rest of the Tom Pack Trail.
New Heavy Half Marathon Course!
100 Mile Female Registration receives a 25% discount!
- There has only been one female 100 mile finisher in two years! We're hoping to change that this year by getting a bigger group of women out to reach that milestone. Email the RD to receive your code before registration so you get the correct price.


Rim Runner showcases Franklin State Forest's West Rim and West Side trails: a big trail loop that runs miles along the rim overlooking the coves on either side. The start time is intentional to get runners to the East side of the course for the sunrise.
The name: Rim Runner is named after how you will be running along the rim of a cove and also references Tennessee’s history of rum running (aka bootlegging) during the prohibition.
If you're local, you'll be amazed this trail system is just a few miles from the Perimeter Trail and is this beautiful. We're very, very excited to draw attention to this area.


From Chattanooga: 50 minutes West
From Nashville: 1.5 hours Southeast
From Huntsville: 1.5 hours Northeast
From Knoxville: 2.5 hours West
From Birmingham: 3 hours North

Course/Official Finish Times

Half Marathon = 1,600ft of climbing
Marathon = 3,000ft of climbing
50 miler = 5,700ft of climbing
100 miler = 11,400ft of climbing

5 hour Official Finish for Half Marathon
8 hour Official Finish for Marathon
14 hour Official Finish for 50s
32 hour Official Finish for 100s


4+ weeks from event: 100% refund/deferral
2 - 4 weeks from event: 50% refund, 100% race credit/deferral (Refund is default when cancelling in US. Email for credit/deferral)
1 week from event: 50% race credit


Three layers of welded steel for the buckle.
Sawed, hand-branded whiskey barrel staves for Marathon and 50 milers.
One X for every time you've been distilled (each loop).

Event's current local time: 11:47 AM CT


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