The Lookout Mountain trail races begin high atop the mountain at the spectacular Covenant College campus. The course offers a variety of challenging climbs, highly runnable sections and moderate descents on predominantly single track trails. The 50 and 18 mile races travel together for that 18 mile race. The course navigates two exposed bluff lines with fantastic views. On one section of trail, it is possible to see 5 states on a clear day. Runners will follow or cross no less than 5 different creeks leading the runners to Lula Lake Land Trust that winds through rhododendron, mixed hardwood, and Hemlock forests and the towering 120’ Lula Falls. Great aid stations with hot soup, a dose of Southern hospitality and camp fires at night. The 10K has become one of the most challenging 10K courses in the region and for good reason. The first couple miles are flat and fast on the college cross country trails and then the speed slows down and the course turns to narrow and beautiful trails along two separate creeks with a couple steep climbs, so if you are new to trails this is a good one to hike and regardless what pace, this one will challenge you.

50 and 18 Mile Course Map

2nd Lap of the 50 Mile Course Map

10K Course Map


Registration Dates
Online race registration will close Dec 19, at midnight EST or once the maximum field is reached, regardless of the date.

Race Fees – Membership to Wild Trails at any level will gain you a 10% discount to any race and at the Trail Steward level will gain you free entry into any 3 races (except Upchuck 50K). Click below for details.
Wild Trails Membership

Race Proceeds

Race proceeds benefit Wild Trails, a 501©(3) organization dedicated to the use, protection and expansion of nature trails in the greater Chattanooga area.


18 Miler
December 18, 2021 (Saturday)
18 miles
2,201 feet
2,204 feet
Solo Rolling Track
December 18, 2021 (Saturday)
10 kilometers
685 feet
692 feet
Solo Rolling Trail
50 Miler
December 18, 2021 (Saturday)
50 miles
6,069 feet
6,055 feet
Solo Rolling Trail
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