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Sign up now for the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race

It’s almost time for the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race, presented by The North Face. The race will start at 8:00 AM EST on April 1, 2006 (and that’s no joke), at the Cumberland Trail parking lot on Signal Mountain outside Chattanooga, TN. Come enjoy some of the best trail running in the region and see why Rock/Creek is famous for their race bags.

All Runners! This race is meant to be fun and expose those of us who don’t normally run on trails to the beautiful wilderness areas surrounding Chattanooga. Do not feel intimidated if you have never run on dirt trails before. It is not uncommon to walk many sections of a trail run. Remember that trail running is strenuous. Practice before you participate; it makes the race more fun.
6.5 Mile Loop: The trail is a portion of Mullens Cove loop trail. The first 3 miles are on the rim of the gorge, providing spectacular views on the Tennessee River Gorge and Chattanooga. This trail crosses 3 small creeks. At Snoopers Rock Overlook the trail turns back onto a jeep road for about 1 mile, then rejoins the single track trail and back to the Cumberland Trail Parking area to finish. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Hydration station is provided at mile 3.
10.2 Mile Loop: This trail is the entire Mullens Cove loop trail. It shares the first 3.2 miles of the 6.5 mile loop then continues across Tower Road and back onto single track trail. There are numerous creek crossings and some rocky terrain. The trail is a bit more strenuous but the terrain and the views are unbeatable. The trail ends at Cumberland Trail Parking lot. 100% single track the whole length. Race begins at 8:45 a.m. Hydration stations will be located at mile 3 and 7.
For complete race details, and to sign up online, see the race information page on