Little Owl Festival 5K

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 event is open to anyone traveling at any speed. Hikers are most welcome and there are separate awards for the hikers. The run/hike will be followed by post race snacks, beverages and free admission to the Little Owl Festival which includes the following and more:
  • Raptor Release
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Live Music
  • Water Quality Demonstrations
  • Guided Hikes
  • Falconry Demonstrations
  • Wildlife and Cultural Education
  • Craft and Food Vendors
All of the proceeds will benefit these three 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: Saturday, May 19, 2018


  • 5K trail run or hike – $25 (REGISTER ONLINE closes at noon on May 18)
  • Race day registration – $30 (Race day registration opens at 9:00am ET)

Start Time: 10:00am ET

Location: Audubon Acres

Register for the River Rock Road Adventure Triathlon

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 April 19, 2018. 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.