Race Information

Fall Creek Falls 50K & Half Marathon Trail Runs
Spencer, TN
Van Buren County
Apr 13, 2024 - Saturday
50K, 13.1M trail run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Come enjoy the beauty of Tennessee's most popular state park. Cooler temps, shaded run course, and the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains are just a few of the attractions of the Fall Creek Falls 50K & Half Marathon Trail Runs. Post-race meal and music for all participants. Centrally located between Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Race start time is 8:00 AM Central Time for 50K & 9 AM Central for Half Marathon. 


    • The Half Marathon will start in the parking lot at Betty Dunn Nature Center and go up Park Rd to the North Upper Loop.  This will allow the pack to thin out a bit before entering the trail.  The Half Marathon will be one loop and finish at the pavilion at Betty Dunn Nature Center.
    • The 50k will start in the Betty Dunn Nature Center parking lot and go up Park Rd to the North Upper Loop.  This will allow the pack to thin out a bit before entering the trail.  Once the first loop is completed, you will complete a 2nd Loop.  Once you exit the Upper Loop at the Fire Tower Road, an additional 4.8 mile out and back will be marked, then head back to the Finish Line for your Finish.

    We should have a block of rooms available at the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls for those who are registered for the events.  Click the Lodge menu at the top of this page for more info on getting your room.

    Race packet includes long sleeve shirt and other swag. Award mugs & certificates and hot food await your finish!

    Registration fees:

    10/26 to 12/31 Half = $45, 50K = $55

    1/1 to 1/31 Half = $50, 50K = $60

    2/1 to 2/28 Half = $55, 50K = $65

    3/1 to 4/8 Half = $60, 50K = $70

    4/9+: Half = $65 50K= $75

    Time Cut offs – We do feel we need to have some limit to ensure safety and not over-burden Park officials and volunteers. We are going to “loosely” hold 50K runners to a 20 minute-per-mile limit – This means 4 hours at first passing of aid station #3 at 12.25 miles & 8 hours at same point next loop. If you have not reached aid station #3 by these times, you will be asked to head back or receive a ride back to finish area.

    Packet pick up / late registration is Friday, April 12 from 4:30 to 6 PM CST & Saturday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:45 AM for the 50k and continue to 8:45am for the Half Marathon.  The location will be at the pavilion across from the Nature Center located near the North entrance of the park next to the Playground.

    Park Map link - Here is a 2015 BLOG with elevation data at bottom

    Aid Stations - Please review map for locations of 3 aid stations on loop. Between 1ST & 2ND (Half and 50k) and between 4th and 5th AID STATIONS (50K) - PLEASE CARRY FLUIDS AT LEAST as this will be a longer stretch - Stations will have water, gatorade, gel and some other snacks.  No hot food on course - hot food back at finish.  

    Bald Eagle Events has a NO REFUND policy. This is based on our pricing structure to provide 15% of GROSS REVENUES to our charity partners. Insurance is available during the registration of each event. Please take advantage of this option should you wish to insure your entry fees.

    Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:

    1. Bald Eagle Events in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first. 2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Endurance Sports Management, Bald Eagle Events and local officials 3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management or Bald Eagle Events to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. We do offer Registration Protection Insurance during checkout and it is strongly suggested.  You just never know what will transpire and better to be prepared.  There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event. 4. Endurance Sports Management or Bald Eagle Events does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.

    Event Shirts - Event shirts are NOT guaranteed to participants registering within 2 weeks of each event. Please register prior to 2 weeks prior to guarantee your race shirt.

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  • Added to our Directory
    Dec 3, 2010
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Nov 1, 2023
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