Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
Regular registration for the 2013 StumpJump 50k is closed, as race capacity has been filled for several months. Some entries remain for the shorter 10.2-mile course. However, there are still three ways for prospective 50k runners can gain entry to this prestigious trail race. The race is a key event in the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series.
1. A total of ten (10) "charity spots" have been offered, guaranteeing race entry in exchange for a $300 donation to Wild Trails. The charity funds will be earmarked for the Signal Mountain Middle/High School outdoor programs. These slots have sold very quickly, and as of this writing only three spots remain available for purchase at http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=18997.
2. A limited number of openings, based on the number of registered runners who have informed our race director that they cannot attend this year’s race, will be made available on September 16 at exactly 12PM Eastern Time. These openings are first-come, first-served, will be available at the same link above, and should sell out within a matter of minutes.
3. At 7:30 the morning of race day, packet pick-up will close – and any unclaimed bibs will immediately be available to as many as 30 hardy souls willing to waiting in line for their chance at race-day registration. Runners may get in line as early as 6:00 AM and must make payment via cash or check if chosen. For those choosing this option: "Come ready to run and prepared to be disappointed," as race director Randy Whorton puts it; "Although, we would welcome anyone who would like to stay and volunteer."
Runners seeking email updates and reminders about Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k registration should subscribe at the following link: http://bit.ly/RCSJ50kWaiting.
The Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k is the flagship race in the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series, and takes place in the mountains overlooking Chattanooga, Tennessee. The course is predominantly singletrack through dense hardwood forest, and features several steep, punishing climbs.
"The fact that this course is labeled the hardest in the Southeast makes it super enticing," says Salomon runner Gina Lucrezi, who will be racing this year’s StumpJump 50k. "I grew up with humidity, rocks and roots. I miss those conditions. It will be my first time in Chattanooga, so I'm pumped to welcome this new adventure!"
All proceeds from this race, like all the races in the series, benefit Wild Trails, Rock/Creek’s 501(c)(3) non-profit which focuses on trail building, maintenance and advocacy in the greater Chattanooga area.