The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Raccoon Mountain Round the Rim - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hosted By: CTC
ROY Event
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Raccoon Mountain
Round the Rim Road Race
Scenic, Certified 5K & 10K Runs
 * 10K is a CTC Runner of the Year event *
(10K-TN08046MS & 5K-TN08045MS)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:30A.M. EDT
Start: Races will begin at 8:30 A.M. EDT.  All vehicles must travel over the race course to reach parking at the start/finish line. Therefore, all pre-registered runners and spectators should be parked at Laurel Point no later than 8:10 a.m. Runners registering on race day must arrive earlier to register prior to registration cut-off at 8:15 a.m.   Please arrive early.
Course Description: Races begin and end at Laurel Point on top of Raccoon Mountain.  For both 5k & 10K, there is a climb to the reservoir in the first mile and corresponding downhill in the last mile. The 10K course makes one loop around the reservoir, with a gradual hill between mile 1.5 and 2.25 and a challenging hill beginning at mile 3.2.  10K is flat or downhill after 3.65 mile mark. The 5K run is an out and back course. There will be water stations on both courses. All participants must complete the 5k or 10k course within 90 minutes.
Directions:  Starting line is only 11 Miles from downtown Chattanooga. From Chattanooga take I-24 Westbound to Exit 175. Turn right onto Brown’s Ferry Road. From I-24 Eastbound take Exit 175 and turn left onto Brown’s Ferry Road. (If you pass McDonald’s, you are going the wrong direction.) Drive 0.9 miles and turn left at the Brown’s Ferry Market onto Elder Mountain Road. Follow Elder Mountain Road 1.8 miles up the mountain and turn left at TVA Raccoon Mountain entrance.  Follow signs to Laurel Point.     Alternate Route from Cummings Cove or Marion County: Enter TVA Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage main entrance from Highway 41 (Cummings Hwy), 1 mile west of Hamilton County line.  Follow signs approximately 8 miles to Laurel Point at top of Raccoon Mountain.    Plenty of free parking is available at the start/finish line.
Registration: through September 25, by mail, or race day. Online Fee is $ 25.  AGE 21 and younger only $15 for online registration.   (Fee charged by applies to online registration.) Registration by mail or race day is $ 30 ($20 for age 21 and younger).   Deduct $5 if you do not want a shirt. Make checks payable to Chattanooga Track Club.
Optional packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 26.  Check email or CTC Facebook page for time & location.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick–up: Starting Line from 7:30 – 8:15 AM EDT.   Registration must end at 8:15 a.m. to facilitate accuracy of race timing. Please arrive early.
Questions? Contact Race Director – Steve Smalling at




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