Rock/Creek today announces that registration for the 2010 Rock/Creek Trail Series has opened. Growth from the 2009 Trail Series and national recognition for races such as the 10th annual Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k will make for an exciting 2010 season. 2,000-3,000 racers are expected for 10 race dates and 14 different race distances from a "kiddie k" up to a 50 miler. Race proceeds benefit The Wilderness Trail Association, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation and securing access to the outdoors.
Taking place among some of the most dramatic ridges, gorges, and waterways in the mountainous areas surrounding Chattanooga, TN, the Rock/Creek Trail Series beckons runners of all experience levels to experience self discovery.
Racers will discover hidden spots such as Miller Cave during the Mountain Stage Race, unique rock formations like Mushroom Rock and Indian Rock House on Signal Mountain, bluff views spanning Lookout Mountain, TN/GA, and winding singletrack trails along Raccoon Mountain.
This year's series offers a more user-friendly division of information on every race page. Patagonia will provide all pre-registered racers a Runshade synthetic tee. Rock/Creek will also be posting day-of race results and images.
Full race information may be found online at the URL's below each race:
February 21, 2010
Southern 6(k) Trail Race & 1st Annual Kiddie k!
at Southern Adventist University
March 27, 2010
Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race
10.2 mile / 6.5 mile
May 22, 2010
Scenic City Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
presented by Rock/Creek & Vasque
June 18-20, 2010
Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
22 mile / 18 mile / 20 mile
August 7, 2010
Greenway 5 Mile Trail Race
October 2, 2010
50k & 11 mile
November 13, 2010
December 18, 2010
Lookout Mountain 50 miler / 10k
Presented by Rock/Creek & Vasque
Key sponsors for the race series have committed over $50,000 in cash and prizes for 2010. Long-time supporters SmartWool, Salomon, Vasque PROJECT, Hammer Nutrition, Marmot, Patagonia and The North Face will return this year. Other sponsors include Montrail, CamelBak, La Sportiva, KEEN, Deuter, Trail Runner Magazine, Columbia, Headsweats, and Black Diamond. Local sponsors include Greenlife Grocery and Archer Physical Therapy.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact mark [at] rockcreek.com for more information.
For more information visit http://www.rockcreek.com/trailseries/
Rock/Creek, proud member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is an independent specialty outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in the Southeast. Rock/Creek won SNEWS & Backpacker Magazine's 2009 Online Retailer of the Year award.
Along with its online shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, Rock/Creek provides quality outdoor clothing and gear for a host of activities including kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, and adventure racing.
(Photo: c. Andrew Kornylak & Rock/Creek)