- Saturday, September 29 8:30 AM-10:30 AM 10K Timed Run - ROY Race 8:30 AM-10:30 AM 5K Timed Run
Saturday, September 28
• 7:15 AM-8:10 AM EST - Packet pick up & Registration
Please arrive and park at Laurel Point by 8:10 A.M. There is plenty of free parking.
• 8:10 AM EST - REGISTRATION CLOSES
• 8:30 AM EST - 5k & 10k START
• 9:45 AM - 10:20 AM EST - Awards ceremony and door prizes
Sub Events & Pricing
5k - 21 and under $10.00
5k - 22 and older $25.00 Race Day Price Increase to $30.00
10k - 21 and under $10.00
10k - 22 and older $25.00 Race Day Price Increase to $30.00
Deduct $5 if you do not want a T-shirt.
The Raccoon Mountain Road Races are USATF Certified 5k and 10k races sponsored by the Chattanooga Track Club, taking place at one of the most scenic, quiet, and peaceful race courses in the region. The course is entirely on roads within the TVA reserve, meaning vehicular traffic will be minimal. Most of the race circles a 528 acre lake, with a portion of the race run on the largest rockfill dam ever built by TVA, 8500 feet long and 230 feet high. From the dam, spectacular views of the Tennessee River Gorge toward the west and Lookout Mountain toward the south make this race unique.
Both races start at 8:30AM EST. Since all vehicles must travel over the race course to reach parking at the start / finish line, all spectators and runners should be parked at Laurel Point no later than 8:15AM EST. For the safety and enjoyment of participants and volunteers, vehicles may be delayed some if traveling on the course to and from the start/finish line between 8:20 AM and 9:00 AM EST.
There is not a street address for the start/finish line. For GPS navigation, use 541 Brown's Ferry Road (Chattanooga), turn onto Elder Mountain Road, and follow signs. The start line is approximately 12 miles from downtown Chattanooga. From Chattanooga, take I-24 westbound around Moccasin Bend to exit 175. Turn right and drive 0.9 miles on Brown's Ferry Road and turn left onto Elder Mountain Road at the Brown's Ferry Food Mart. Follow Elder Mountain Road 1.8 miles up the mountain, then turn left at the Raccoon Mountain Project entrance. Follow signs to Laurel Point.
There is plenty of free parking at the start / finish line at Laurel Point. TVA requires that we not park on the grass and will bill the Chattanooga Track Club for the costs of repairing any damage caused by parking on the grass. So, please park in the paved lots.
For 5K and 10K, there is a climb to the dam at the end of mile 1 and corresponding downhill in the last mile. Mile 2 of the 5K is completely flat (on the dam). For the 10K, there are two additional significant hills. The first begins at the end of the dam at the 1.5 mile mark and rises gradually for about 0.6 miles. The second, beginning at the 3.2 mile mark, is 170 feet uphill over 0.55 miles and is one of the better known hills in Chattanooga area races. After the 3.8 mile mark, the course is downhill or flat.
OPTIONAL T-SHIRT & BIB# PICK-UP
There will be an optional bib# and T-shirt pickup downtown, either Thursday or Friday before the race. Exact day and location will be announced later. Registration will be available at early packet pickup.
If it is inconvenient for you to come downtown, there will be time Saturday morning at the start / finish line to check in and pick up your bib and T-shirt. T-shirts will be set aside for pre-registered runners for Saturday pickup.
The Chattanooga Track Club is a non-profit 501(c)-3 corporation. The race director is a volunteer who does not receive a fee for directing the race. Any limited net proceeds after expenses will accrue to the Chattanooga Track Club.