Sponsored by The North Face, The Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit will bring together a dedicated group of female trail runners who share a passion for running, the outdoors, and the promotion of an active life-style in their own communities. The purpose of this weekend is for participants to inspire and learn from one another, foster new connections, improve female participation in trail running, and become ambassadors of the sport.
The weekend will be filled with exploring the trails in and around downtown Chattanooga, with runs to be held on the beautiful, lush trails of both Signal Mountain and Lookout Mountain.
Participants will be joined by The North Face ultra runner Diane Van Deren for Saturday's events. Diane will participate in Saturday's run as well as offer informational and inspiring seminars/clinics for the group.
The summit will be based out of The Crash Pad--a state of the art and eco-friendly hostel in downtown Chattanooga. Participants will have plenty of opportunities for an urban experience while, simultaneously, exploring the beautiful trails just minutes from their accommodations. Come run the Cumberland Plateau with The North Face and Rock/Creek!
The weekend will be guided by Rock/Creek race team members Dreama Campbell and Ginny Kelly with support from other Rock/Creek race team members as well as the staff and associated vendors of Rock/Creek.
Thursday Sept. 10th- Arrival 2:00-5:00pm Packet Pick-up / Welcome
5:00pm Meet and greet / Review of weekend and discussions
*Optional easy trail run or hike at Stringers Ridge @ 3:00pm for those who arrive early (4-5miles)
Dinner on own
Friday Sept. 11th- 6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Depart for run
7:30am Begin run on Stump Jump Course (2 distance options: Long and medium.)
Shuttle back to Crash Pad
Lunch to either be a boxed lunch or snack
*Optional Yoga at 4:00pm
6:00pm Catered dinner at Crash Pad
Saturday Sept. 12th- 7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Depart for run
8:30am Begin run at Nature Center / Lookout Mtn (2 distance options. Medium and short.)
11:30am Boxed lunches sponsored by Kelly Subaru (runners bring change of clothes)
12:45-1:45pm Talk and Q&A with The North Face athlete Diane Van Deren
3:00pm Shuttle back to Crash Pad
5:30-7:00pm VIP heavy hors d'oeuvres at 2 North Shore w/ Diane Van Deren
7:00pm The North Face athlete Diane Van Deren speaks at 2 North Shore R/C Store (public invited, camp participants VIP seats)
Dinner on own
Sunday Sept. 13th- 7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Easy 30-45min run from Crash Pad downtown
11:30am-12:30pm Bagged/Boxed lunches at Crash Pad
12:30pm Depart for home