The Wild Side – June 2016

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


Get Your Wild Trails Membership

Unlike many other non-profit organizations, Wild Trails has something more to offer than a thank you note. The mission of Wild Trails, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation and to advocate for the protection and preservation of land (natural spaces) used for such activities. Your tax deductible donation will continue to allow Wild Trails to improve, protect and expand our nature trails as well as direct programs to empower our citizens and visitors to use them.

Your Membership helps support:

  • 13 Wild Trails organized running races each year
  • 22+ Wild Trails supported and sponsored races and events
  • Continued trail building and trail maintenance projects in our community
  • 10 annual $2,000 grants directed to promote the use, protection and/or expansion of nature trails in the greater Chattanooga area
  • Charitable gifting for over 16 land protection organizations

Along with the benefits to our community, you also get some sweet swag and discounts as part of your Wild Trails Membership, including 10% off ALL Wild Trails Races!

See all the Membership Benefits and Get Your Membership Today


SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class | June 25-26, 2016

Knowing what to do in a backcountry emergency can make all the difference and might even save a life. Wild Trails, in conjunction with SOLO Wilderness Medicine, is bringing Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification to Chattanooga, TN. Known for their innovative and motivational techniques, SOLO programs stay in the forefront of medical advancements. This 2 day course will equip you with the basic skills to handle and often prevent many backcountry emergencies. We\’ve got all the details on the Wild Trails website under Community Outreach.


When: June 25-26, 2016 from 8:30am – 5:30pm each day
Where: Humphreys House at Chattanooga Nature Center
Cost: $150.00 per person for Wilderness First Aid (2 Year Certification)
*If CPR certification also needed, add $35.00 per person – CPR offered in 2 hour course immediately following WFA class on June 25th


Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race VIDEO | Register Now | June 17-19, 2016

This awesome and awe inspiring race is coming up fast! The Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race is really like no other in this area. After 3 challenging and exhilarating days of trail running, you will have experienced some of the most beautiful views and trails Chattanooga has to offer. As if that wasn\’t enough, the relationships built with other runners and the sense of personal accomplishment from this race can\’t be beat. New for 2016, we\’ve increased the cutoff time for day 3 so you can make the most of this experience!

View the 2016 Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race Details

REGISTER NOW or head over to the Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race page for more details.

Upcoming Races

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

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race – June 17-19, 2016
Nature Calls 5K & 15K (200 Mile Club Celebration) – July 10, 2016
Still Hollow 10K & Half Marathon – August 13, 2016
Boonies Off Road Triathlon – September 10, 2016