The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Raccoon Mountain Round 10k & 5k - Saturday, September 26, 2015
Hosted By: CTC
ROY Event
Time Event Dist.   Early Reg. Normal CTC Disc.
08:30 AM SEE BELOW for pricing 10 k $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
08:30 AM SEE BELOW for pricing 5 k $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Race Director: Steve Smalling  ::  
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Brief Overview

RRCA 2015 Tennessee 10K State Championship!!

The Raccoon Mountain Road Races are certified 5k and 10k races sponsored by the Chattanooga Track Club, taking place at one of the most scenic, quiet, and peaceful race courses in the region. The course is entirely on roads within the TVA reserve, meaning vehicular traffic will be minimal.  Most of the race circles a 528 acre lake, with a portion of the race run on the largest rockfill dam ever built by TVA, 8500 feet long and 230 feet high.  From the dam, spectaular views of the Tennessee River Gorge toward the west and Lookout Mountain toward the south make this race unique.


PRICING  (t-shirts optional)

$25.00    5k  and 10k Age 22 & Older – WITH T-shirt
$15.00    5k  and 10k Age 21 & Younger – WITH T-shirt

$20.00    5k  and 10k Age 22 &  Older -  NO T-shirt
$10.00    5k  and 10k Age 21 & Younger – NO T-shirt

REGISTRATION through September 24, 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.

Both races will start at 8:30AM Eastern Daylight Time.  Since all vehicles must travel over the race course to reach parking at the start / finish line, all spectators and pre-registered runners should be parked at Laurel Point no later than 8:10AM, and race-day registrants should arrive earlier. (To faciliate race timing, race-day registration must end at 8:15 AM.)  For the safety and enjoyment of participants and volunteers, we cannot allow vehicles to travel on the course to and from the start/finish line between 8:15 AM and 9:00 AM EDT. 

There is not an address for the start/finish line.  For GPS navigation, use 541 Brown's Ferry Road, turn onto Elder Mountain Road, and follow signs.   The start line is approximately 12 miles from downtown Chattanooga.  From Chattanooga, take I-24 westbound around Moccasin Bend to exit 175.  Turn right (northbound) onto Brown's Ferry Road.  From Huntsville or Marion County, take I-24 eastbound to exit 175 and turn left.  Drive 0.9 miles on Brown's Ferry Road and turn left onto Elder Mountain Road at the Brown's Ferry Food Mart.  Follow Elder Mountain Road 1.8 miles up the mountain, then turn left at the Raccoon Mountain Project entrance.  Follow signs to Laurel Point. There is plenty of free parking at the start / finish line.

Course Description:

For 5K and 10K, there is a climb to the dam at the end of mile 1 and corresponding downhill in the last mile.  Mile 2 of the 5K is completely flat (on the dam).  For the 10K, there are two additional significant hills. The first begins at the end of the dam at the 1.5 mile mark and rises gradually for about 0.6 miles.   The second, beginning at the 3.2 mile mark, is 170 feet uphill over 0.55 miles and is one of the better known hills in Chattanooga area races.  After the 3.8 mile mark, the course is downhill or flat.  See Map my Run for specifics on both races:



Optional T-Shirt & Bib Number Pick-Up - Friday, September 25

Check email or Chattanooga Track Club Facebook page for time and location about 7 days prior to race day.   T-shirts and bib numbers not picked up on Friday will be available Saturday morning.   Timing chips will be distributed only at the race Saturday morning



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Chattanooga Track Club • 1014 Dallas Road • Suite 101 • Chattanooga, TN 37405 • (423) 842-6265