The Wild Side – April 2016

Wild Trails - Chattanooga Trail Running and Trail Conservation Non-profit


Race Cut Off Time Extended for Scenic City Trail Marathon!

The Scenic City Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is coming up fast! The gorgeous views and well packed trails on Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, TN make this one of the premier Spring trail races in the Southeast United States. This year the marathon course has been adjusted to include a few more challenging features of this great trail system that we know you\’re going to love.

To give everyone time to enjoy this race and taking into account the new course, the finishing cut off time has been extended to 6.5 hours. That means with a start time of 8:00am EST for both races, marathoners now have until 2:30pm EST to finish within regulation. There\’s a lot of excitement about this race but if you haven\’t signed up yet, there is still room. Register directly through UltraSignup and check the race page for all the race information.

Register NOW for the Marathon or Half Marathon


Thunder Rock 100 Spots Still Available | May 20, 2016


It\’s hard to beat the beauty and challenge of this 100 mile course in the Southeast U.S. The Thunder Rock 100 route is a point to point course made up of mostly single track, double track and gated forest service roads in the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee (a one hour drive east from Chattanooga).

View the 2016 Thunder Rock 100 Runners Guide

If you\’ve had this one on your bucket list, now\’s your chance to sign up because there are still a few spots available. Register now or head over to the Thunder Rock 100 race page for more details.

Sign Up Now for the 2016 Thunder Rock 100 trail race before it fills up!


200 Mile Club Celebration & Partners

If you haven\’t heard about the 200 Mile Club yet, it\’s a movement to encourage healthy lifestyles in our community through long term fitness choices. Along with building and maintaining the trails around the Chattanooga area, Wild Trails believes strongly in encouraging the people of our city (friends, family, neighbors…EVERYONE) to get active and enjoy all the natural spaces our area has to offer. Since January 2016 so many people in our area have been on the move logging their miles toward that 200 mile goal.

On Sunday, April 10th, 2016 we all came together at Lula Lake Land Trust to celebrate as a group with the Nature Calls 5K & 15K trail race and cookout afterwards. It was so great to see friends and families celebrating their accomplishments together! Each quarter we will celebrate the 200 Mile Club participants with the Nature Calls 5K & 15K so mark your calendars now for the next celebration on July 10th, 2016.

200 Mile Club Partners

Once you log 200 miles, you\’re in the club. It\’s that simple. For those who have been logging miles since January and have crossed that 200 mile threshold, you should receive your 200 Mile Club membership card by Wednesday of this week. Thanks to the generosity of several fantastic local retail stores and restaurants, your membership carries even more benefits than the physical ones you\’re already enjoying.  Be sure to show some love to these businesses that help support the 200 Mile Club and our mission to get our community moving with consistent, lasting fitness. Everyone with an active 200 Mile Club membership can enjoy the discounts listed by each retail partner just by showing your membership card. Head over to the 200 Mile Club Partners page to see all these great businesses and the discounts you\’ll receive.

If you haven\’t signed up yet for the 200 Mile Club, now is your chance! Click the link below or right HERE and start logging your activity today.


Upcoming Races

Register now and start training for these upcoming Wild Trails races. Check out the race pages below for all the details.

Scenic City Trail Marathon & 1/2 Marathon – April 23, 2016

Thunder Rock 100 Miler – May 20, 2016

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race – June 17-19, 2016

Nature Calls 5K & 15K (200 Mile Club Celebration) – July 10, 2016