Rabid Raccoon

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Race Details

An epic middle-distance race in Chattanooga, Tennessee that begins atop Raccoon Mountain at Laurel Point. This event will take place on the north and western side of the mountain, utilizing the following trails: Megawatt, Grindstone Ridge, Lower Chunky, Live Wire 1 & 2, High Voltage, and Split Rock. To keep things interesting, each year, Rabid Raccoon alternates directions. The 2022 crew will follow the course in a counter-clockwise fashion. How cool is that? Regardless of the direction, whether you're a competitive racer, or a runner simply looking for a challenge, this gorgeous course is for you.

25k

Elevation gain is around 2,200ft

Previous Race Date:
Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Packet Pickup

  • WHAT: Early Packet Pick Up
  • WHEN: January 14th, 2022
  • WHERE: Chattanooga Brewing Company
  • TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Race Day

  • RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
  • WHEN: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
  • WHERE: Start/Finish Line Area
  • TIME: 7:30AM - 8:15AM EST

Race Start

The 25K will begin at 8:30AM EST
**You have 4 hours to complete this course**

Directions to Laurel Point Parking Lot

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.

Aid Stations

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!

Medical Services

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.

Rabid Raccoon

Previous Races

Rabid Raccoon 2021

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Rabid Raccoon 2020

ResultsPhotos