Day two of Sweet Southern Discomfort finds us in the Volunteer state, Tennessee. We'll be running in the Tennessee Valley, nestled beneath the Appalachian mountains, near where that famous Choo Choo liked to roll through. You'll be under the power of your own two feet though, as we party it up in the state famous for country music and whiskey, the birthplace of Dolly Parton and Justin Timberlake (you'll find 'em both on the playlist of tunes that we'll be cranking out all weekend), Davy Crocket and Daniel Boone. No coonskin caps to be found here though (but we hear there's another pretty rad race, produced by the same rad crew, in March that DOES hook you up with the famous Tennessee headgear.)
So soak up our Southern hospitality with unlimited food and drink, everything from Gu and gummy bears to potato chips and brownies, along with Southern classics like pimento cheese sandwiches and banana pudding. Join the fun as you take on any distance from 5K to marathon and run away from those banjos you hear. Our ten hour time limit lets you go slow, the Southern way, and our unique multi-lap course means you'll always be with all of your friends, who will become family, because that's just how we do things here in the South.
Join us for one, two, or all three days, mix and match your distances or take on the ultimate challenge of three marathons in three days in three states. Discounts available for 3-day runners.
In honor of Memorial Day, a donation for every runner will be given to TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, offering compassionate care to family members grieving the loss of a servicemember.
The important info: - The course is a paved park path at Camp Jordan park in East Ridge, Tennessee, just outside Chattanooga, less than an hour drive from the day one race in Georgia. We're less than two hours from the day three race in Alabama. The course is mostly flat, approximately a two mile loop. - Register for one day of the series, receive a hat. Two days, receive a hat and a mason jar (this is the South after all!) Three days, receive a hat, a mason jar, and a dry bag (perfect for all of those sweaty running clothes!) - You'll also receive your choice of a plastic cup or water bottle to use at our waterin' hole. It keeps the trash down, and helps you figure out which drink is yours. - Because everyone has preferences on clothing, we DON'T give away a shirt as part of your swag, but you can add on things like tank tops, tech shirts, and other fun stuff. They'll pop up on the registration page after you get through the fun stuff like waivers. - All distances receive a unique medal. How else will people know you went for a run? Run all three days and get a fourth medal! - Strollers are permitted. Pets are not. Have you ever seen a dog attack a bowl of banana pudding? We have. It's not cute. - Ten hour time limit means walkers, run-walkers, runners, skippers, and crawlers are welcome. We're more concerned about you crossing the finish line, not the amount of time it takes you to get there. Our party doesn't stop until the last person does. - Packet pickup one hour prior to race start. If you picked up your packet on day one, no need to stand in line on day two! - Virtual runners will be mailed all of their swag the week prior to the race series.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS RACE IF: - You are super competitive. This series is about camaraderie, not qualifying for Boston. (Our races are USATF sanctioned but NOT Boston qualifiers.) - You are allergic to smiling, being friendly, telling anyone else things like, "Good job," or "Keep it up!" when you cross paths with them on the course. Or you have no sense of humor. Or you're just super serious. - You are super precise on what your GPS measures vs. what the course measures. We measure all of our courses with a wheel on the ground. Your GPS may measure over or under, depending on all kinds of factors. You're welcome to run longer if your GPS says you're short; we won't charge you any extra. - You are expecting hundreds of volunteers to be holding their arms out to hand you drinks. If you are worried about losing a couple of seconds to stop and drink, this isn't the race for you. - You cannot handle running in loops or multiple out-and-backs. We use courses like this to keep everyone together (so there is always someone to run with or wave at, and the slower people can run with the faster people), to only require one aid station (where we can cut down on trash, volunteers, and where we can keep an eye on you as the race goes on), to allow for drop bags and shedding of clothing as you warm up, to allow spectators to not have to worry about working through road blocks.