About Wild Trails

The mission of Wild Trails is to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve land (natural spaces) used for such activities.

Objectives:

  • Encourage and promote the sport of trail running as a means to healthy living, wellness, and enhanced quality of life
  • Educate the public on the physical, emotional, and social benefits of trail running and the role it can play in contributing to increased community health
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  • Provide resources necessary to make individuals aware of the trail systems available to them in the immediate Chattanooga area
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  • Plan events and assist in developing social networks that will encourage individuals to get outside and on the trails
  • Organize and facilitate a quality trail race series with races ranging from short to ultra distances in order to appeal to a wide range of individuals, from the most leisurely walker/jogger to the most competitive runner
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  • Develop a trail maintenance program and partner with existing trail maintenance programs/organizations committed to preserving trails
  • Expand the network of trails by working with land owners and park managers to gain access to existing trails and obtain permission build new trails
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  • Educate the public as to the role they must play in preservation for the benefit of future generations