River Gorge

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Course Description

A Southeastern classic that runs the Mullens Cove and Pot Point Loops in the Prentice-Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. The highly technical single-track loop trail boasts magnificent bluff views of the Tennessee River, as well as cascading streams lined with rhododendron and towering hemlock. One of the most beautiful trails in the Chattanooga area, this is a bucket list race for both the leisure and competitive trail runner.

6.5 & 10.2 miles

Elevation gain is around 2,500ft for the 10 miler.

Next Race:
Saturday, Mar 18th, 2023

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

  • WHEN: Friday, March 17th
  • WHERE: Fast Break Athletics
  • TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Race Day Packet Pickup

  • WHEN: Saturday, March 18th
  • WHERE: Start/Finish line at Mullens Cove parking lot
  • TIME: 6:30AM - 8:15AM EASTERN

Race Day Registration

Online registration only. There will be no walk-up registration on race day.

Start Time

The 10.2 race will begin at 8:00am ET> The 6.5 mile race will begin at 9:00AM EASTERN.


From downtown Chattanooga, take Hwy 27 North to Hwy 127 North (Signal Mountain). Go 1.9 miles, and turn left onto Suck Creek Road. Continue for 8.2 miles, turn left towards Prentice Cooper State Forest. Follow the signs 0.7 miles to the entrance area of Prentice Cooper. Stay on Tower Road approximately 2 more miles until you arrive at Mullens Cove parking lot and race start/finish. The drive to the start will take 30 minutes

***Please note that there is a 2 hour cutoff for the 6.5 and a 3 hour 30min cutoff time for the 10.2 distance***

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the race. There will be overall awards for Male and Female 1st-3rd place.

River Gorge

Previous Races

River Gorge 2021


River Gorge-2020