Chattanooga Goes the Distance

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Volunteers in Chattanooga have donated countless hours of time building a huge network of trails in and around the Tennessee city. This Saturday many of those trails will be showcased in the Lookout 100K, the longest trail running race in Chattanooga history. The network of trails used for the race are a great example of city-wide cooperation in creating recreation opportunities in an urban setting, as they utilize public land in parks, as well as private land held in trusts and owned by single landowners.

“This race represents a milestone in Chattanooga’s history, not only because it’s the longest race to ever take place here, but also due to the nature of the trails,” said Randy Whorton, president of the Wilderness Trail Running Association, the organization that is putting on the race along with Rock/Creek Outfitters. “We’ve built many of these trails this year with the help of countless volunteers and money from Rock/Creek and other sponsors, and those trails traverse several different properties in two states.”  

Runners can also choose a 10K option at this Saturday’s race. For registration information visit 


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