Vasque PROJECT & Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail Races this weekend
The Vasque PROJECT is back for another season of ‘competition and community for a cause’. This Saturday, May 22, is the Scenic City Trail Marathon and ½ Marathon in Chattanooga, TN, sponsored by the Vasque PROJECT and Rock/Creek.
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Red Wing, MN â€“ May 18, 2010 â€“ The Vasque PROJECT is back for another season of â€˜competition and community for a cause’. This Saturday, May 22, is the Scenic City Trail Marathon and Â½ Marathon in Chattanooga, TN, sponsored by the Vasque PROJECT and Rock/Creek. The race will take place on the trails surrounding Raccoon Mountain’s TVA Pumped Storage Facility. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Laurel Point parking lot. For more details and to register for this race go to www.rockcreek.com/trailmarathon
The trails were built by SORBA (Southeast Off-Road Bicycle Organization) and are primarily single track with a great combination of climbs, descents, long straight-aways and rock hopping. Conditions will be ideal for those looking to post a personal best or try a trail race for the first time.
In the last 2 years $8300 has been raised for The Wilderness Trail Association through donations from Vasque footwear and Scenic City race proceeds. This money is used for future trail races, trail maintenance and sustainability efforts in the Cumberland and Southern Appalachian Mountains. Proceeds from the Rock/Creek Trail Series benefit the Wilderness Trail Association and the Vasque Project will match up to $1000 of funds raised. The Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k on October 2 and The Lookout Mountain 50K & 10K on December 18 will also be a part of the Vasque PROJECT race series.
“We are excited to have the support of the Vasque Project as we continue in our efforts to help people enjoy and take part in preserving wilderness trails. â€œsays Jonathan Mobley, Race Director, Rock/Creek Trail Series and Executive Director, Wilderness Trail Association â€œIt is encouraging to be a part of a larger network of communities connected to such a necessary cause.â€
The Vasque PROJECT is our effort, through sponsorship of trail races across the US, to foster trail running competition, community and stewardship. Vasque employs a rigorous selection process in order to partner with the best race series in vibrant running communities. These partners are selected because of their dedication to providing runners with the ultimate race experience and also because of their dedication to giving back to the community and environment. Racers can feel confident that they are going to get a great experience when they participate in a Vasque Project race series. There is something for everybody â€“ the races vary is distance and difficulty â€“ everything from faster 5ks to rigorous ultras over challenging terrain. When you sign up for a Vasque Project race, you can feel confident that the experience will be positive and designed to push your limits and you’ll be supported by an active and dedicated running community.
For more information about all Vasque products and the PROJECT, please visit www.vasque.com.