Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Rock/Creek, a Chattanooga-based independent outdoor clothing & gear shop, today announces the schedule for the 2014 Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series. The latest series lineup includes 9 events and a total of 14 distance options, offering something for everyone from first-time trail racers to veteran ultra runners.
The full race schedule is available online at http://www.rockcreek.com/race.rco.
Race dates are as follows:
- March 22: Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race
- April 19: Chickamauga Chase Trail Race
- April 26: Scenic City Trail Marathon & ½ Marathon
- May 16-17: Rock/Creek Thunder Rock 100
- June 13-15: Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
- August 9: Rock/Creek Still Hollow Trail Race
- October 4: Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k
- November 1: Rock/Creek Upchuck 50k
- December 20: Lookout Mountain 50-miler
Registration for all races EXCEPT Upchuck, Thunder Rock and Chickamauga Chase will open at noon on January 15, 2014. Registration for the Upchuck 50k will open at noon on September 1, 2014. Registration for the Thunder Rock 100 will open as soon as possible; race leaders hope sometime in November. Registration details for the Chickamauga Chase Trail Race are TBD.
While all of the above races are included as part of the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series points race, the Rock/Creek Thunder Rock 100-mile trail race will not count toward series point standings.
Series sponsors include Salomon, Collier Construction, Get Out Chattanooga, Toyota of Cleveland & Capitol Toyota, Patagonia, Smartwool, The North Face, Marmot, Hammer Nutrition, Suunto, Trail Runner Magazine, High Point Climbing & Fitness and Whole Foods Chattanooga.
About Rock/Creek & Wild Trails
Founded in 1987, Rock/Creek is one of the original specialty outdoor retailers to sell online. The retailer has been awarded SNEWS and Backpacker Magazine's "Best Online Retailer" award as well as the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance's "Retailer of the Year" award in 2011 and 2013. STELLA Service rates Rock/Creek as one of very few "Elite" level retailers.
Company management created Wild Trails with local community members in order to provide resources, education and events to help expand and protect trails in the greater Chattanooga area. Twice a year, Wild Trails donates up to five grants of up to $2,000 each for worthy direct-action trail projects.
Known for high-quality trail running events, the groups organize the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series as well as the Triple Crown of Bouldering. The company also has developed an outdoor activity finder called RootsRated at http://rootsrated.com along with other top retailers. Both organizations are on Twitter @RockCreek and @WTrails.