The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Raccoon Mountain Round the Rim Run 10k & 5k - Saturday, September 21, 2013
Hosted By: CTC
ROY Event
Time Event Dist.   Early Reg. Normal CTC Disc.
09:00 AM 10k Race *all fees for online - see ovrvw for mail-in and day of reg 10 k Main $20.00 $20.00 $0.00
09:00 AM 5k Race - Age 21 and under 5 k $10.00 $10.00 $0.00
09:00 AM 10k Race Age 21 and under 10 k $10.00 $10.00 $0.00
09:00 AM 5k Race 5 k $20.00 $20.00 $0.00
Race Director: Steve Smalling  ::  :: 423.255.8719  
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Race Application


Brief Overview

10K is CTC Runner of the Year event.  5K & 10K courses are both certified.

Both races start at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time.   Race-day registration starts at 8:00 A.M. Eastern.

IMPORTANT: All vehicles must travel over the race course to reach parking at the start / finish line. Therefore, all runners and spectators should be parked at Laurel Point no later than 8:40 AM. Runners registering on race day must arrive earlier to register prior to registration cutoff. Late arrivers will not be able to access the start / finish line between 8:45 and 9:30 AM.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND FAMILIES:  New this year:  Participants age 21 and younger get a $10 discount ! 

Registration available on through September 18. 

On-line registration:  Age 22 and older:  $20    Age 21 and younger: $10    ($3.25 per entrant fee also is added to all on-line registrations.)

Mail-in or Race-day registration: Age 22 and older  $25   Age 21 and younger:  $15

Race-day registration starts at 8:00 AM and must end promptly at 8:45 AM to facilitate accuracy of race timing.

This course features beautiful views of the Tennessee River Gorge, Lookout Valley, and Lookout Mountain.  Post-race refreshments include Panera bagels, fruit, Powerade, & water.  There will also be running-related door prizes distributed during the awards ceremony. 



Contact Info

Contact race director:  Steve Smalling at



Directions: Only 11 miles from downtown Chattanooga. From Chattanooga, take I-24 westbound toward Nashville, to exit 175. Turn right onto Brown's Ferry Road. (If you pass McDonald's, you are going the wrong directon.) Drive 0.9 miles and turn left at Brown's Ferry Market onto Elder Mountain Road. Follow Elder Mtn Road 1.8 miles up the mountain, and turn left at the Raccoon Mtn entrance.  Follow signs to Laurel Point.   Alternate Route from Cummings Cove or Marion County: Enter TVA Raccoon Mountain 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



Net proceeds benefit student activities at Jasper Middle School in Jasper, TN.   JMS will be providing many volunteers working at the race. 



Course Info

Use these links to access a map and elevations.



Description changed on August 20 based on information on Map My Run. Runners are encouraged to see the detailed elevation graphs via the links above.

For the 5K and 10K, there is a climb near the end of mile 1 (60 foot gain in 0.4 miles) and corresponding downhill in the last mile.  Mile 2 of the 5K is completely flat (on dam).  For the 10K, there are two additional, more significant hills.   The first is from the end of the dam at the 1.5 mile mark up to the 2 mile mark (100 foot rise).  The second, beginning at 3.2 mile mark, goes 170 feet uphill over 0.5 miles and is one of the most significant hills in Chattanooga area races.  10K is almost completely downhill or flat after the 3.7 mile mark. 


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