The Raccoon Mountain Road Races are 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 Eastern Daylight Time. 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 8:10AM. For the safety and enjoyment of participants and volunteers, we cannot allow vehicles to travel on the course to and from the start/finish line between 8:15 AM and 9:00 AM EDT.
6:30 AM-8:10 AM - Packet pick up & Registration
Please arrive and park at Laurel Point by 8:10 A.M. There is plenty of free parking.
7:30 AM-8:15 AM Race Day Registration & Timing Chip Pickup
8:10 AM - Registration Closes
8:30 AM - 5k & 10k START
9:45 AM - 10:20 AM - Awards ceremony and door prizes
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.
$10.00 - 5k - 21 and under
$25.00 - 5k - 22 and older
$10.00 - 10k - 21 and under
$25.00 - 10k - 22 and older