Stump Jump

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Course Description

takes place on 90% single-track course atop Signal Mountain and Walden Ridge. With gorgeous, jaw-dropping views of the Tennessee River Gorge, and lush coves of cascading streams, hemlock, and rhododendron, these sandstone-strewn trails offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cumberland Plateau region. This race is in its 20th running and has stood the test of time with locals and runners from across the world.

10 Miles & 50K

Elevation gain for the 50k is around 4,400ft

Next Race Date:

Record Holders

Old Course: Kris Whorton & David Riddle
New Course: Emily Ansick (5:44:34) & Seth Ruhling (4:09:28)


50K Details
10Mile Details

This is a perfect course for someone doing their first or 500th ultra.
3 things we guarantee:
1. Scenery
2. Well aided/ marked course
3. Fun with a great local trail running community

This race sells out every year SO sign up right now!

Y'all! It's the 20th Anniversary of Stump Jump, so we're going back to our roots. The 50K course and 10'ish Miler will go back to the original route and we'll have a cash podium this year. WHAT THIS MEANS: You will not go to Edward's Point! You will have less elevation gain and a little less mileage than in past years! 10'ish Milers- No Edwards's Point for you either! You will go out to Suck Creek and back! You don't want to miss this!

**Elevation for the 50K is around 4,400ft of gain.
**Drop bags will be allowed at Mullens Cove- Mile 19ish.
**Aid Stations will be stocked with either Powerade or Gatorade, Chips, Pretzels, Fruit Snacks, Mustard Packets, Oreo's, Gels, Cokes/Ginger Ale, etc. Try to be as self-contained as possible.

Packet Pickup 2021

Friday, October 1st, 2021
4:00pm-7:00 pm: Packet-pickup at R/C Northshore store (301 Manufacturers Rd, 37405) We will have Chattanooga Brewing Company beer, random draw prizes, and answer any runner questions. We will also have stainless steel pints and 32oz growlers for purchase. Come be part of the Bad Beard Trail Running family!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
6:30 am-7:15 am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
50K start time - 7:30am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY. Packet Pickup will open at 6:30 am sharp.

****10 Miler*** Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
7:45 am-8:15 am: StumpJump Packet pickup at start/finish line (Signal Mountain Middle High School Soccer Pavilion)
10 Miler start time - 8:30 am EST
We will not hold the race for late arrivals. Please arrive EARLY.

Camping/Where to Stay

Camping will be available at the S/F. Tent set up is on the soccer fields. There are no RV hookups but RV's are allowed. No showers but access to many bathrooms at the pavilion. If you are interested in camping on Friday or Saturday night, please email Cost is $10 per night and will go to Signal Mountain School. 2650 Sam Powell Dr, Signal Mountain, TN 37377

It’s about a 20 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga to the start. The hotels downtown are all wonderful and I’d check Airbnb’s on Signal Mountain if you want to stay close but not camp.


50k starts at 7:30 am EST Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
10 Miler starts at 8:30 am EST Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
All races start and finish at the Signal Mountain Soccer Fields behind Signal Mountain High School on Sam Powell Rd . Times subject to change.

We will have Arcteryx, La Sportiva, Peak Fitness, CBC and other vendor booths on site.



EXTRAS: All runners will receive shirts, a post-race meal, a free beer from Chattanooga Brewing with bib, & a free shower with bib at Highpoint Climbing Gym on Broad St downtown Chattanooga.

Cutoff Times

The 2021 Stump Jump 50k will have a 9 HOUR cut-off. Mullen's Cove Parking lot @ mile 19.5.......6:15 hr cut-off..........
Please be respectful of race officials if you are asked to drop - no discussion. You will be provided with transportation back to the start/finish.
Again, there is a 9 hour cutoff time at finish (4:30pm). This averages out to over 18 minutes per mile pace. This is not a hike so please be respectful and do not sign up for this event if you plan to walk most of the course.

Cut off time for the 10'ish miler is 4 hours. This is not a walker-friendly course.

Refunds / Transfers / Deferments

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS: There are NO refunds, transfers or deferments. We do not have the capacity to mail awards, shirts, forgotten gear etc. Thanks!


A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee. Check out the work they do here:

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Previous Races

Stump Jump 2021


Stump Jump 2019