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Fall Creek Falls 50K and 1/2 Marathon Trail Runs

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March 11, 2018 (Sunday)
50 K, Half Marathon
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Pikeville, Tennessee
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Cooler temps, shaded run course, and the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains are just a few of the attractions of the Fall Creek Falls 50K & 12 Mile Trail Runs. Ammenities include post-race meal and party for all participants. Centrally located between Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Race start time is 8:00 am Central Standard Time. Packet pickup Saturday evening & Sunday morning.

Long sleeve shirts, multiple aid stations, finishers medals & apparel for all. Great early season event. See our web site for past years results to get an idea of times. Upper loop trail is scenic and not too difficult.

Event Start Location
Event staging area will be the Nature Center on the North side of the park. Look for cone topper arrow signs directing you to Nature Center.

Course Description
Courses will follow the UPPER LOOP trail. Three aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, GU and some kind of salty snacks!

Awards
Finishers medals for both events and overall & age group awards.

Timing / Results
Chip timed event.

Post Race Activities
Chili, fruit, snacks and other items.

Directions
Directions- From Nashville take I-40 East to Cookeville. Turn right onto 111 South (exit 288).Travel approx. 45 miles. Left on Highway 284 park about 10 miles. From Knoxville, take I-40 West to Crossville to Peavine (exit 322). Take a left off the exit, turn right at the light and follow Highway 101 to Highway 30. Turn right on Hwy 30, park entrance is about 6 miles on the left. From Atlanta, take I-75 North to Chattanooga, take I-24 toward Nashville, take Hwy 27 North toward Dayton and follow Highway 111 North to Hwy. 284 on the right park about 10 miles. Follow signs & arrows to site.
 
 

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