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Thanks, Stump Jump 2020!

Rock/Creek's annual race raises $5,000 for The Land Trust for Tennessee.

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Thanks, Stump Jump 2020!

We’re grateful to our friends at Rock/Creek for supporting our work through their 19th annual Stump Jump 50k and 10 mile Trail Race.

Each year, the Stump Jump is celebrated as one of the top trail running events in the country. On Saturday, October 3, runners enjoyed crisp fall temperatures and beautiful, “bluebird” skies as they raced through rugged trails that provide incredible views of Tennessee’s wild places.

The long course start/finish is located at Signal Mountain High School in Signal Mountain, TN, and quickly enters wooded single track. Runners race along the trail and ultimately arrive at spectacular vistas, including the iconic cliffside views from Edward’s Point and Snoopers Rock.

A view from Edwards Point taken by The Land Trust’s Southeast Director Chad Wykle during Stump Jump 2020.

The course includes fantastic segments of the Cumberland Trail in Prentice Cooper State Park where runners encounter steep climbs and descents, rolling wooded mountainside, and technical running terrain.

Not only did the race provide great competition, it also supported the conservation of land across Tennessee.

Rock/Creek Race Series Co-Owner Ginny Kelly (left) with The Land Trust’s Southeast Director Chad Wykle (right).

“The Rock/Creek Trail Race Series and Bad Beard Events are very thankful for the good work of The Land Trust for Tennessee,” said Ginny Kelly, Rock/Creek Race Series Co-Owner. “Through their efforts, over 130,000 acres of land has been conserved and protected for the great state of Tennessee, including thousands of acres along the Cumberland Trail. We are proud to contribute $5,000 from the 2020 Stump Jump to support their ongoing effort.”

The Land Trust for Tennessee is thankful for the opportunity to attend, volunteer, cheer on runners, and be a beneficiary of the event. Thank you for generous support, Rock/Creek and Stump Jump! Race photos provided by Lavender Roots.