The 25K will begin at 8:30AM EST
**You have 4 hours to complete this course**
From Chattanooga, Tennessee (Approximately 20 Minutes)
Take EXIT #175 for Brown's Ferry Road
Turn RIGHT, and drive 0.8 miles
Turn LEFT on Elder Mountain Road (by Brown's Ferry Food Market)
Continue through the roundabout, and up Raccoon Mountain for 1.5 miles
Turn LEFT toward Raccoon Mountain Visitors' Center
Continue through the gate, and up the mountain for 1.2 miles
Atop the mountain, continue to follow the road to the RIGHT
Continue until you see the turn for the visitors' center on your RIGHT
Continue straight onto a single lane road
Continue 1.1 miles along the single-lane road.
Take the RIGHT turn toward Laurel Point. Drive 1.0 mile to the Laurel Point parking lot.
Heads up! **THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE** All runners must bring their own hydration pack or hand-held bottle.
Goodies will be common trail race fare: Granola bars, Gummy bears, Cliff Gels, Huma Gels, Cliff Mini Bars, Go Go Squeez Applesauce
Water and Powerade will also be available at each station. There will be 2 Aid Stations!
Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service. These folks are awesome and work strictly on a donation basis. You can donate here: http://www.chcrs.org/Donation-Information
Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Female and Male.
FOOD! We will provide post-race pizza!
**We love dogs but they cannot run on the course with you**VolunteersWithout volunteers, the Bad Beard Race Series could not survive. We are so thankful for the hands and feet that have served us in the past, and beyond grateful for those who will help us in the future. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the "VOLUNTEER" button at the top of the page! Otherwise, meet us at the starting line around 7:00AM! We'll put your hands to work!ProceedsA portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Southern Off Road Biking Association (SORBA), a regional division of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
Mission: SORBA Chattanooga seeks to utilize advocacy, education, and recreational activities to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in and around the Chattanooga area.AccommodationsChattanooga has some cool spots. We recommend the Crash Pad, Hotel Indigo, Mayor’s Mansion B&B, The Moxy, and Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campgrounds.REGISTRATION CHANGES/TRANSFERSThere will be no refunds for this race, and bib numbers may not be transferred to another runner.
Bib-swapping will result in disqualification.