The Raccoon Mountain Race is run around the 528 acre lake on top of Raccoon Mountain at the TVA Pumped-Storage Plant, and is one of the most scenic courses in the area. The course is closed to traffic. Race Start Time: 8:00 AM (EDT) (The access gate to the reservoir will be closed at 7:30 AM (EDT). All participants must arrive prior to the gate being closed.)
Cost: $20 (mail-in registration postmarked by April 30; $25 thereafter. Registration on Active.com is $20 through May 3 and $25 thereafter.
Packet Pick Up - Downtown Sports Barn, Friday, May 11, 2012, 4 PM - 7 PM (EDT)
Day of Race at Starting Line 7 AM - 7:45 AM (EDT)
10K & 5K Male/Female Overall, Masters (40+) Grand Masters (50+)
10K 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
5K 1st, 2nd, 34d Male/Female 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Start and finish: Laurel Point at the top of Raccoon Mountain, on the grounds of the TVA Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant
From Chattanooga take I-24 Westbound to Exit 175. Turn right onto Brown's Ferry Road, From I-24 Eastbound Take Exit 175 and turn left onto Brown's Ferry Road. (If you pass McDonald's, you are going the wrong direction.) Drive 0.9 miles and turn left at the Sunset Market onto Elder Mtn. Road. Follow Elder Mtn. Road 1.8 miles up the mountain and turn left at the Raccoon Mtn. entrance. Follow signs to race. Alternate Route from Cummings Cove or Marion County: Enter TVA Raccoon Mtn Pumped Storage main entrance from Highway 41 (Cummings Hwy) 1 mile west of Hamilton County line, and follow signs 6 miles toward Laurel Point at top of Raccoon Mtn.
Jasper Middle School uses funds from the race to pay a portion of the cost of its annual gathering honoring its highest academic achievers and the cost of notebooks/calendars for all students.