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Scenic City Marathon

Third race in the Rock/Creek trail series
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 26 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Undulating through the Raccoon Mountain Trail System high above Chattanooga, Tennessee, offers trail runners the perfect terrain for... more »

Tips:  One lap is typical for this course. If you try and run the marathon course, pack a lunch. By that I mean water and food and nutrition.... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Starting Point of the Race

Runners will leave the start and run counter clockwise through the circle drive and east on the road.

2. Runners continue on road passing trail on the Rt and parking lot on the Lft .40m

3. Runners veer Rt leaving pavement through the yellow gate onto gravel road 1.0m

4. Runners veer right onto single track trail

5. Continue down trail over small bridge

6. Runners cross through power line easement on sandy trail

7. Runners continue on trail traversing steep grade

8. Pink azaleas along trail

9. Runners continue straight ahead through 4 way

If you turn right the trail ends at east lookout parking lot.

10. Trail breaks off to the right. Runners continue straight on trail

11. Cross road and continue on East Rim Trail

12. Views off Lookout Mountain off to the right as trail switch backs up slightly

13. Trail continues onto a gravel road that crosses power line easement

14. Single track trail breaks away from gravel road on right

15. Trail intersection. Runners continue to the right passing switch yard on left

16. Runners stay left at trail junction

17. Runners continue passing pond on left.

Do not turn left toward pond.

18. Runners stay left at junction following Grindstone Ridge

19. Large rock right of trail

20. Continue on trail passing spur to visitor center on left

21. Runners turn left up hill at trail junction

22. Runners turn left at next junction rejoining main trail

23. View from bluff looking out over Tennessee River Gorge

24. Emerge from forest on red clay dirt trail at base of rock impoundment

25. Trail exits forest again and follows rock trail at base of impoundment

26. Runners continue left at junction

27. Runners emerge from forest passing parking lot on right run straight across road

28. Runners turn left at next intersection following trail for 1 additional lap.

29. After the second lap, run across the road and continue straight to finish.