Stump Jump 50k and 10 Miler

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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.

10 Miles & 50K

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

Next Race Date:
October 1, 2022

The premier 50K trail race in the Southeast SPONSORED BY: Rock/Creek, Arc'teryx, La Sportiva, Fast Break Athletics, Peak Fitness & PT, Chattanooga Brewing Company, and Chattanooga-Hamilton Rescue.

The StumpJump 50K presented by Bad Beard Events, 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 21st running and has stood the test of time with locals and runners from across the world.

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!

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.

Record Holders

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

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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!

**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 2022

Friday, September 30th, 2022
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 hats for purchase. Come be part of the Bad Beard Trail Running family!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
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 1st, 2022
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 ginnylkelly@gmail.com. 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.

RACE DAY

50k starts at 7:30 am EST Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10 Miler starts at 8:30 am EST Saturday, October 1st, 2022
All races start and finish at the Signal Mountain Soccer Fields behind Signal Mountain High School on Sam Powell Rd .

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

**NO CREWS. NO POLES.NO DROP BAGS**

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 2022 Stump Jump 50k will have a 10 HOUR cut-off.
Indian Rock House (Outbound) @ mile 14.2........4hr cut-off........17 min per mile
Mullen's Cove Parking lot @ mile 22.8.........7:15hr cut-off..........19 min per mile
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 10-hour cutoff time at the finish (5:30pm). This averages out to over 19 minutes per mile pace.

The 10 Miler has a 4 HOUR cut-off...24 min per mile.

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!

Proceeds

A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee. Check out the work they do here: https://www.landtrusttn.org/

Stump Jump 50k and 10 Miler

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Stump Jump 2021

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Stump Jump 2019

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