Welcome to Tennessee State Parks Running Tour 2014-2015

This is the 36th year of the State Parks Running Tour, the longest state parks running series in the U.S. It consists of 20 road races and one trail race with distances varying from 5 to 13 miles. All races are held on Saturdays from October to March at 11 AM local time in 21 different State Parks, located from Memphis to Kingsport. 

These events are sponsored by local running clubs, which are responsible for registration, timing and results. The State Parks provide facilities, race security and traffic control. Walkers are welcome. Total number of participants last season was 3,518. 

We have a Grand Prix points system, where accumulated points determine the new male and female Running Tour Champion in each of six age categories: youth, open, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, and seventy plus. Everyone who participates in 5 races or more will receive a special award at the Grand Prix Awards Banquet on March 7, 2015. In addition, those who run 10 or more races will receive an extra award.

The pre-registration fee is $20.00. The no-shirt option is $8.00. From one week before and on race day the fee is $15.00 (no shirt).

Good running and thank you for your support.

Mike Bell,  Tour Director

Race No.   
Date (reg) Running Tour Race     Course Map
State Park Race Director Phone
1 Oct-4-14 Two Lakes Trail              7.6 Miles Montgomery Bell John Spencer
(615) 441-5915
2 Oct-11-14 Rock Island 5 Miler       5 Miles Rock Island Blaine Wilcher (931) 743-2461
3 Oct-18-14 Roan Mountain              10K Roan Mountain Rob Schoborg (423) 926-1265
4 Oct-25-14 Halloween Hunt             5 Miles Long Hunter Tomas de Paulis (615) 390-6977
5 Nov-1-14 David Crockett               10K David Crockett Scott Benefield (931) 629-3567
6 Nov-8-14 Pilot Knob                      10K Nathan Bedford Mike Bell (731) 441-1468
7 Nov-15-14 Chickasaw Chase         10 Miles Chickasaw Allyson Bell (731) 608-1638
8 Nov-22-14 Bigfoot Scramble            5 Miles Standing Stone Lynn Burnett (931) 823-6124
9 Nov-29-14 Plateau Gobbler Gallop 11K
Cumberland Mountain Tony Cox (615) 773-8785
10 Dec-6-14 Tims Ford Deer Trail      6 Mi Tims Ford Terry Jones (931) 247-5450
11 Dec-13-14 Over the River               8 Miles
Paris Landing
Mike Bell
(731) 441-1468
12 Dec-20-14 Pioneer Run                  5 Miles Davy Crockett Birthplace Bob Townsend (423) 525-7335
13 Jan-3-15 Hill and Dale                  8 Miles Meeman-Shelby Forest Andrew Forsdick (901) 842-5555
14 Jan-10-15 Trail of Tears                 7 Miles Red Clay James Zahn (931) 668-3437 
15 Jan-17-15
Norris Dam Challenge  12K
Norris Dam
Caroline Johnson
(865) 406-0487
16 Jan-24-15
Race to the Landing      6 Miles
Pickwick Landing
Michael D'Orio
(865) 406-0487
17 Jan-31-15 Johnsonville Charge      5 Mi New Johnsonville Angela Redden (931) 296-9850
18 Feb-7-15
Cedars Frostbite    Half Marathon
Cedars of Lebanon
Lynda de Paulis
(615) 889-1306
19 Feb-14-15 Race to the Trace          5 Miles
Natchez Trace
Jonathan Stewart
(731) 426-8109
20 Feb-21-15 The War Party               10K Warriors Path Matthew Studholme
(276) 591-9242
21 Mar-7-15 Fall Creek Thaw            15K Fall Creek Falls Roger Gall (931) 841-3038
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