Saturday May 8, 2021
8:00am ET Start
ALL participants MUST carry some form of hydration: hydration pack, hand-held water bottle, waist belt, or a water bottle from the local gas station duct-taped to your hand. Please note that aid stations will have few to no cups for your use and that is why you will need a hydration source.
Please click HERE to link to the safety measures that we all must adhere to. If you are not willing to follow these simple rules, do not sign up.
Please note: All times are based on ET.
Registration Dates & 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 the Chattanooga Trail Relay and Upchuck 50K). Click HERE for details.
Online race registration will close Thursday, May 6th at noon.
Race Fees (online registration until 4/10, has no shirt option for $10 less)
$65 – 4/10, $75 4/11-5/6 at noon – Packet pickup day and race day is $85 (no shirt).
Race Shirts (unisex, high tech tri-blend) – You may be able to purchase one race day after the race for $20.
CHECK OUT YOUR COMPETITION – CLICK HERE!
Online race registration will close May 6 at 12:00 noon or once the maximum field is reached, regardless of the date.
If the race isn’t full, race day registration is available.
Registration over the phone or fax or email will NOT be accepted.
We do not offer refunds or transfers.
Fri, May 7
4:00pm – 7:00pm – Packet Pick up at Fleet Feet (307 Manufacturers Rd).
Saturday, May 8
6:00am – 7:30am – Packet Pick Up at Start/Finish
8:00am – Start
East Overlook (mile 4.6) 1 hour (9:00)
Visitor Center (mile 8.1) – 2 hours (10:00)
½ Marathon Finish – 3.5 hours (11:30)
Any runner choosing to continue outside of the race cutoff times will not have course markings to follow and all aid stations will be closed.
Packet Pick-up will close promptly at 7:30 AM. We WILL NOT delay the start of the race if you haven’t picked up your packet yet! If you’re in town, please make every effort to visit Packet Pick-up on Friday.
Packet Pick-Up: Packet pick-up location is at Fleet Feet (307 Manufacturers Rd). Packet pick-up will go from 4:00-7:00 on Friday. Please note that we will shut down race day packet pick-up 30 minutes before the start. Also, keep in mind that it is a 25 minute drive to the start from downtown Chattanooga, so please get your packet, or have someone pick up your packet on Friday if you can.
Click HERE for the Google Map
From I-24 W from downtown Chattanooga – Exit at Brown’s Ferry Road and turn right on Brown’s Ferry Rd. Go .9 miles and turn left at Elder Mountain Rd. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at TVA Rd. Continue straight towards Visitors Center/Laurel Point. Bear right following signs to Visitors Center/Laurel Point. Continue straight past Visitors Center towards Laurel Point across dam then turn right off the dam at Laurel Point sign. Follow road to Laurel Point parking area.
From I-24 E from Nashville – Exit at Brown’s Ferry Rd. Turn left on Brown’s Ferry Rd. Go .9 miles and turn left at Elder Mountain Rd. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at TVA Rd. Continue straight towards Visitors Center/Laurel Point. Bear right following signs to Visitors Center/Laurel Point. Continue straight past Visitors Center towards Laurel Point across dam then turn right off the dam at Laurel Point sign. Follow road to Laurel Point parking area.
For those unfamiliar with the Chattanooga area, Wild Trails has assembled a quick reference to area hotels. Click here to view this document.
Post-race food and beverages
An amazing race experience
1st – 3rd Male & Female Overall
1st only in every 5 year age group, 0-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29 etc.
If top finishers are not able to stay for the awards ceremony awards may be mailed at the participant’s expense. Race packets and medals will not be mailed.
This is a cupless event: In order to be better stewards of our natural spaces we are a cupless event so be sure to have a water bottle or hydration pack with you…it’s also just a good idea to keep you hydrated between aid stations. The average road marathon generates approximately 4lbs of trash per each runner. It doesn’t take long for that to add up to tons and tons of unnecessary landfill waste so bring your water bottle and if you’re a spectator, bring a cup. Nature thanks you!
Half Marathon Aid Stations
East Overlook – Mile 4.6
Visitors Center – Mile 8.1
Aid stations will provide water, Tailwind electrolyte replacement drink, an assortment of fruit, salty and sweet snacks, fig bars, gorp, and soda. Basic first aid kits will be available as well if necessary.
ViewRanger Map – Great to use as a phone app to keep you from getting lost.
Plot A Route Map – Best to use to view and print from your computer.
Carpool: The drive up to the start will take you 25 minutes from downtown. Please carpool if you can. If you are looking for a carpool, our Facebook page is a good place to seek one out.
Do Not Litter: We have witnessed an increase in trail litter over the past years. We will not tolerate littering. This is not a road race! We know that accidents happen, but if we catch you obviously throwing your trash on the trail, you will not only be disqualified from this race, but you will be banned from any future Wild Trails race. Sorry to be so sour, but the littering must stop. Please take the extra two seconds to make sure that your trash is safely tucked in a pocket.
Headphones: We strongly discourage the use of headphones during this race for the reason of safety. Not only is it more challenging to hear other runners, but more difficult to communicate with our race marshals and volunteers along the course. In short, we ask all runners to be as safe and courteous as possible.
Dogs: We are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs. We all love dogs and it would be so great to have them join us but there have been too many dog fights and runners being tripped up by dogs on or off leash.
No Refunds or transfers. Race numbers may not be transferred to another race or another person.
Please, oh please do all you can to support our amazing sponsors. They are more than sponsors, they deeply care about our nature trails and waterways and are doing stuff to make them better.