Like road running? Like trail running? Wish there were some way to join the two? You’re in luck! Registration is open for the Salomon CityTrail Race taking place on October 25, 2014. This hybrid trail and road running event is one of the events featured during RiverRocks, the month long outdoor festival that celebrates Chattanooga and all it has to offer.
There are two running options, a 10k and a 30k. Whether you want a run a lot or a little, this event is for you. All registrants will receive a unique Salomon tech shirt ($40 retail value), a post-race meal provided by Whole Foods Market Chattanooga, a custom pint glass, one free post-race beer (if you can prove that you are old enough) and free admission to the final celebration of the River Rocks festival…all of this in addition to perhaps one of the most unique running events anywhere.
This unique event will challenge you physically (did you really expect anything less from a Wild Trails event?); it will also allow you to get a tour (albeit a quick one) of some of Chattanooga’s iconic landmarks.
If you choose to run the 10k event, you will run through commercial and residential areas of Chattanooga as well as a single-track nature trail in Stringer’s Ridge Nature Park.
The 30k adventure begins in Renaissance Park (both the 10k & 30k start and finish in Renaissance Park) and takes you into downtown proper by heading over the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges. Once you cross into downtown, you will see no less than 18 of Chattanooga’s favorite landmarks: 21st Century Waterfront, Urban Art Park, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga’s National Cemetary, Chattanooga Zoo—just to name a few. To test your physical limits (as if an 18-mile run weren’t enough) you’ll run the steps of Historic Engel Stadium as well as Cardiac Hill at the University of Tennessee’s Chattanooga campus. Before finishing at Renaissance Park, you too will have the opportunity to run through Stringer’s Ridge Nature Park.
Sure, you can run for your health, but this is a race and winners will receive some pretty cool awards. In addition to the standard podium and age group awards, there will also be team awards: city teams or high school teams. You can participate in the team events at no additional cost. Each team must have at least 5 runners.
You have plenty of time to get ready for this run. If you’re looking for some running camaraderie, we can help. We have training runs regularly scheduled—join us!
This event promises to be a great event. You are not going to want to miss it.
What are you waiting for? Register today!