TIMS FORD DEER TRAIL
From I-24 turn right at Manchester Hwy 55 exit. Continue to Tullahoma. Turn left on Westside Drive, then right on Hwy 476. Turn left at the T, then right on Tims Ford Drive at the park entrance. Continue to the Lodge.
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Start and finish at the Recreation Lodge at Tim's Ford State Park, Winchester. After the start at the lodge, the course loops behind the lodge and onto a trail that crosses the road and follows the picnic area down to the water. Follow the trail to a right turn on Tims Ford Drive to the Ranger’s Station. Turn sharp to the left and right at the end of the parking lot onto the Marble Plains walking trail. Follow the trail past the church to a turnaround at the overlook (mile 3). The same way back to finish at the Lodge.
This race started in 1987 as a 10K. It was previously known as the Mountaineer 10K and was held at Fall Creek Falls as the last race in the fall. The course was designed by Bob Alt. It went over the bridge and to a turnaround loop. In 2005 the course was changed to a turnaround on the outlook trail behind the Welcome Center. The shorter distance required that the course circle the Lodge at both start and finish while still making 6 miles.