Little Owl Festival 5K

Little Owl Festival 5K - Chattanooga Audubon Society - Wild Trails - Happinest

This race is a fantastic introduction to trail running for the novice and other than one hill, it is a flat and fast course for the speed demons looking to set a personal best time. The course is 100% on dirt trail with the exception of a suspension bridge over South Chickamauga Creek. This race is open to anyone traveling at any speed. However, this is a race and not a guided hike. Please be considerate of the volunteers time and do not sign up if you are planning to hike at a leisurely pace. The race will be followed by post race snacks, beverages and free admission to Audubon Acres.

All of the proceeds will benefit these two great, local non-profit organizations:

  • Audubon Acres –  Educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources through programming and stewardship.
  • Happinest – Prevent suffering and provide the care needed to return injured songbirds, raptors, mammals and other native animals back into the wild.
  • Wild Trails – Encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running, hiking, paddling and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve natural spaces used for such activities.

Membership to Wild Trails and/or the Audubon Acres at any level will gain you a 10% discount to the race. Click the above name to link to details.

View Race Details

Date: June 4, 2022


  • Adult – $25 REGISTER ONLINE closes at noon on TBD. Race day registration – $30. Youth (17 and under) – $15 Race day registration only. Waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
    Race day registration opens up at 7:30 AM ET.

Start Time:

  • 9:00am EST

Location: Audubon Acres

Register for the Little Owl Festival 5K

Please note that we have changed our race fee policy. We no longer have a price increase one month out. In the past the price increase was to encourage runners to sign up early in order to gain a more accurate size and count for ordering race shirts. Now, there is no price bump. However, you will not get a shirt on race day if you register after May 1. We will likely have extras for purchase on race day and we will place another shirt order after the race. Click the race details above for more info.