10 Great Trail Races To Run This Fall

Hundreds of runners turned out for the 2012 edition of the Catalina Eco Marathon, on Catalina Island. Photo: Kurt Hoy

October 5: Rock Creek Stump Jump

Chattanooga, Tenn.
11-mile, 50K
rockcreek.com/stumpjump.rco

Plenty of climbing and rocky footing keeps runners alert as they travel singletrack trails up Signal Mountain and along Walden Ridge, racking up 4,400 feet of elevation gain in the process. Put on as a fundraiser for Wild Trails, an organization that promotes trail maintenance and access in the Chattanooga area, racers are asked to bring their own hydration systems to reduce cup waste along the route.

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