Posts Tagged ‘Rock/Creek Trail Race Series’

Southern 6

February 11, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The 2011 Rock Creek Trail Race Series begins this month with the Southern 6.  This 6K race will be held on Sunday, February 20th and includes a Kiddie K for young runners to take to the trails.  For more than a decade, Rock/Creek has been the sponsor for trail racing in the Chattanooga area.  Wild Trails is the 501(c) 3 organization that runs the races in the series and distributes the proceeds to promote the future of trails in the region.

The Southern 6 provides a family friendly event for runners of every age.  The race runs through the trails on the campus of Southern Adventist University.  These trails provide for comfortable running with a few challenging sections to add spice to the race.  Proceeds for the race will benefit the Outdoor Leadership Program at the university.

Online pre-registration ends Monday, February 14, 2011.  Race day registration begins at 11:00 am.  The 6k race begins at 1:00 pm with the Kiddie K scheduled to begin around 2:30.

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Wild Trails Grants & 50 Mile Race

November 24, 2010

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Wild Trails is accepting applications for grants to be awarded in February 2011.  The nonprofit is expecting local grassroots organizations and nonprofits to propose projects that reflect the mission of Wild Trails.  The grant application and more information can be found online at


Wild Trails is also hosting the final race in the 2010 Rock Creek Trail Race Series on December 18th.  This 50 mile race will explore trails on the Tennessee and Georgia sides of Lookout Mountain.  The 10K race will take place at Covenant College.  Registration for the 50 mile race closes on December 13th.  You can pre-register for the 10K race online or on the day of the event.  More information can be found at

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Stump Jump 2010

September 15, 2010


The Rock/Creek Trail Series Stump Jump 50K and 11 mile trail races will be held on October 2nd.  This is the 9th year for this woodland race and the event has grown considerably over the years.  For the first time the race organizers, Wild Trails, have decided to set a cut off date for registration with a cap of 800 race participants.  Both races begin and end at the Signal Mountain High School.  The 11 mile race will welcome 300 racers with a course heading out to Edwards Point.  The 50K race will be limited to  500 participants.

All proceeds from the Stump Jump will benefit Wild Trails, a local nonprofit that supports the expansion and use of local trail systems.  Part of the mission of Wild Trails includes preservation of our natural resources and promoting the development of sustainable trails.  Promoting the use of these trails for recreation and the improved health of our citizens is accomplished through a series of events, including the Stump Jump.

As part of the River Rocks festivities, the vendor fair, Stump Jump packet pickup and Carbo Dinner for the 50K participants has moved to Coolidge Park on the north shore of the Tennessee River.  The guest speaker for the dinner is Jen Pharr Davis, professional hiker and current holder of the Women’s Appalachian Trail Record.

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Wild Trails

July 29, 2010


Wild TrailsThe Wilderness Trail Running Association is changing their name, and with this comes a change in the mission of the this 501(c ) 3 organization.  For several years now this group has been hosting wilderness trail races and running the Rock/Creek Trail Race Series.  The organization has primarily focused on wilderness trail running events, trail preservation, and development of new trails in the Chattanooga region.  Wild Trails is the new name and the new mission of this nonprofit expands their enthusiasm for wilderness trails to include other recreational trail users.

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