The Wild Side – April 16, 2015

Marathon Award Photo

New Wild Trails Profile Video

Most people know about Wild Trails for the races and trail running events we organize around the Chattanooga area but we are doing so much more to benefit our community. From leading the efforts to create new trails, to organizing volunteer projects that maintain existing natural spaces, and providing educational programs for school groups, Wild Trails is committed to giving back to our community. Check out our newest video profiling what Wild Trails is all about!

Membership Signup

There\’s still time to sign up for a Wild Trails Membership and start enjoying the benefits. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, we have something more to offer than a thank you note. Your tax deductible donation will continue to allow Wild Trails to improve, protect and expand our nature trails as well as direct programs that empower our citizens and visitors to use them.

Find out about all the benefits of a Wild Trails Membership and SIGN UP today.

Fundraiser Event – Ocoee Half and Raft

1/2 Marathon trail race, jog, or hike followed by a guided 2 hour whitewater raft trip followed by awesome food and drink!


  • May 2, 2015 – Start time: 9am EST
  • Start and Finish at Raft One
  • Cost: $60 for 1/2 Marathon race/jog/hike and/or Raft Trip

Thanks to our friends at Raft One, you can get outside to run, raft, and chill with your friends all while supporting Wild Trails. This is a bare bones, no support 1/2 marathon race/jog/hike on the Brush Creek, Boyd Gap and Old Copper trails to the Ocoee Whitewater Center where there will be water and toilets available. Then on to the Rhododendron trail and Thunder Rock campground where the rafting begins. There are also options for only the rafting trip, canopy zip line tour, or half marathon. Cap off the day back at Raft One with either a burger or custom made pizza, chips and all the beer you like. Ready to sign up? Check out all the details HERE or go ahead and sign up HERE. We\’ll see you at the Ocoee Half and Raft on May 2nd!

Volunteer Opportunities

Our amazing volunteers are the backbone of what Wild Trails is all about. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered on a Wild Trails Race Series race or who has put sweat equity into a local trail work project! If you\’re ready to join with us, simply sign up for one of the upcoming events below. It\’s quick and easy to get involved.

Scenic City Marathon and Half Marathon – Times on April 24th, 25th, or 26th

Thunder Rock 100 Miler – Times on May 11th thru May 17th

Upcoming Races


Scenic City Trail Marathon and 1/2 Marathon – April 25, 2015 – There are only a few spots left! Click HERE to read more about the race and HERE to register now. Don\’t miss your chance to run this gorgeous, fast course on Raccoon Mountain!


Thunder Rock 100 Mile Trail Race – May, 15 2015 – Click HERE to read more and HERE to register.


Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race – June 19-21, 2015 –  Click HERE to read more and HERE to register.


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