The 2010 Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k & 11 Mile Trail Race is just over a month away and due to popular demand, Wild Trails and the Rock/Creek Trails Series today announce a cap on registration of 300 participants for the 11 Mile and 500 participants for the 50k. Over 500 people have already registered. Organizers urge racers to sign up now while spots remain.
Race Director Jonathan Mobley looks forward to the race. As he explains, "there is still a lot of work to be done in preparation for StumpJump, but the anticipation is building and I look forward to all the excitement this year's race will bring. From increased participant numbers to the growing list of local and national sponsors, StumpJump is sure to leave a lasting impression on our great city."
We are also happy to announce that Skullcandy will be joining the long line of sponsors for the 2010 Rock/Creek StumpJump. In addition to SmartWool socks, a Patagonia Runshade race shirt and other surprises, all 50k race participants will receive a pair of Skullcandy headphones in their race packets. 11 Mile race participants will receive Skullcandy headphones as finisher awards while supplies last.
Race founder Matt Sims says he's excited about this year's race and looking forward to another world-class event: "It makes me proud to see StumpJump, a race that started as a local, grassroots event almost 10 years ago, grow to receive national recognition as one of the premier 50k's in the country. It's gonna be a great race and I'm looking forward to being the voice behind the microphone once again this year."
Sponsors of the Rock/Creek StumpJump include Salomon, SmartWool, Patagonia, Marmot, Vasque, The North Face, Hammer Nutrition, La Sportiva, Deuter, Columbia, Skullcandy, Outdoor Research, Greenlife Grocery, Trail Runner Magazine, Southern Spring Water, Smith Optics, Toyota of Cleveland, Blue Smoke Coffee, North Shore Yoga, and Archer Physical Therapy. The race is part of the Rock/Creek Trail Series and River Rocks Chattanooga.
Proceeds from the race go to Wild Trails, a new 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote the use, expansion and protection of trails in greater Chattanooga. Wild Trails just announced annual memberships. For more information visit http://www.wildtrails.org
Rock/Creek is an independent specialty outdoor retailer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee with over 20 years of brick and mortar experience. With a dedicated staff of outdoor enthusiasts and gear experts, Rock Creek offers only the very best outdoor apparel and equipment from top brands like Marmot, Patagonia, Arc'Teryx, The North Face, Chaco Sandals, Montrail, and others to ensure that customers are comfortable and safe in the outdoors.
Along with our online specialty shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, we provide quality gear for a host of outdoor sports including kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, and adventure racing. As a leader in the outdoor industry and in the larger community, we use outdoor retail as a platform to encourage outdoor recreation and stewardship and to improve access to the backcountry. Rock Creek hosts the annual StumpJump 50K Trail Race, attracting top competitors from across the nation, and is a major sponsor of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.
As part of this mission, Rock/Creek is a proud member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, a group of independent outdoor shops dedicated to the sustainability of the specialty outdoor channel and the quality of the outdoor enthusiast’s experience. We stand together to help facilitate a market for performance-oriented, revolutionary products, create a unified marketing presence for high quality, local outdoor specialists, and help protect and sustain the quality and access to the environment on a local, national and global level.