The Wild Side – July 2016

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


Wild Trails is excited to partner with the Make A Wish Foundation and other local organizations for the Trailblaze Challenge 2016. Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance event on a beautiful Fall day, October 22, 2016 in the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee to benefit Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. Come see why Chattanooga was voted the BEST OUTDOOR CITY by Outside Magazine. The 26 mile hike has varying terrain and some of the most stunning views throughout Georgia and Tennessee. There are numerous waterfalls along the hiking route and this weekend will be during our Fall Peak Season.

Signing up for the Trailblaze Challenge is easy. To begin your journey, you\’ll need to RSVP for an information meeting. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and describe in-detail the weekend-long hike event. Meetings are held in a variety of locations and times to accommodate every schedule. Simply go to to get started.

Learn More about the Trailblaze Challenge 2016


Still Hollow 10K & Half Marathon | August 13, 2016

The Enterprise South Nature Park is the venue for one of the fastest growing trail races in the Southeast. The wide, soft and gently rolling pedestrian only trails make the first section a perfect lead-in for the half marathon and the entire 10K race. Both races start at the same time. The second half of the longer race is on the non-technical bike trails winding through a more remote area of this widely diverse and heavily wooded nature park.

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Start Time: 7:30am EST (Both distances)
Cost: 1/2 Marathon $60, 10K $45
Location: Enterprise South Nature Park, Chattanooga, TN


View the 2016 Still Hollow Race Details Page

200 Mile Club Celebration Coming Up & New Features


The second quarter of 2016 is now behind us so that means it\’s time to celebrate all of the 200 Mile Club member\’s accomplishments and welcome the new member in to the club! The Nature Calls 5K & 15K trail race at the gorgeous Lula Lake Land Trust is the location for the next celebration on Sunday, July 10th. You don\’t have to be in the 200 Mile Club to participate in the race and celebration. This race is a low key and family friendly event. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • All races start at 10:00am EST on Sunday morning
  • Race day registration is available (15K – $30, 5K – $20, Fun & Fellowship – FREE)
  • Grilled Burgers & Chattanooga Brewing Beer will be available after the race
  • $5 will get you a burger and a beer, Additional beer is $2 each
  • Directions to Lula Lake and all details are on the Nature Calls Race Page

REGISTER NOW or head over to the Nature Calls 5K & 15K race page for more details.


New Dashboard Features Coming for Businesses

Great job to everyone who crossed the 200 mile mark in the past couple months! We continue to be amazed and encouraged by everyone who is making the decision to get outside, get moving and get healthy in our community. Keep up the great work everyone. If you\’re not familiar with the 200 Mile Club, you can find all the info about it HERE.

Back when you registered through UltraSignup you might have noticed a field to list your employer. Well, over the past few months we have added many local businesses to that list! As this list continues to grow, we\’ve been asked for more localized reporting on the dashboards so members can see how their progress compares with others in their companies. We hope to have this new reporting feature added to your member dashboard in the near future.

Learn More About the Wild Trails 200 Mile Club

Upcoming Races

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

Nature Calls 5K & 15K (200 Mile Club Celebration) – July 10, 2016
Still Hollow 10K & Half Marathon – August 13, 2016
Chattanooga CityTrail 10K & 30K – September 17, 2016
Urban Nature 10K – October 9, 2016