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Fall Creek Falls 50K and Half Marathon Trail Runs- ESM Event

When: April 23, 2022
Where: Spencer, TN
Race type(s): 50K, 13.1M

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 & 10 AM Central for Half Marathon.

Race packet includes long sleeve HOODIE shirt, custom socks and other items. Special engraved 50K finisher award & woodalion award for half marathon finishers. Award mugs & certificates and hot food await your finish!

Registration fees: 11/1 to 12/31 Half = $40, 50K = $50; 1/1 to 2/28 Half = $45, 50K = $55; 3/1 to 3/30 Half = $50, 50K = $60; 4/1 to /18 Half = $55, 50K = $65; 4/19+: Half = $60 50K= $70 – VIRTUAL entry available for those apprehensive about LIVE events or want a LOW COST option – $39 includes race shirt and finishers medal fufilled 2 weeks post event.

Time Cut offs โ€“ We do feel we need to have some limit to ensure safety and not over-burden Park officials and volunteers. We are going to โ€œlooselyโ€ hold 50K runners to a 20 minute-per-mile limit โ€“ 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 22 from 4:30 to 6 PM CST & Saturday, April 23 from 6:30 to 7:45 AM at the pavilion across from the Nature Center located near the North entrance of the park. Park Map linkHere is a 2015 BLOG with elevation data at bottom – Pre-event information will be sent to participants the week of the event. Half Marathon – we will HOLD packet pickup from 7:45 to 8:15 to start 50K & resume until 9:45 before 10 AM CST start of half marathon.

Aid Stations – Please review map for locations of 3 aid stations on loop. THERE IS ABOUT 7 MILES BETWEEN 1ST & 2ND AID STATIONS – PLEASE CARRY FLUIDS AT LEAST – Stations will have water, BASE performance drink, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Bar chomps / mini bars, and may have single serve potato chips & such – depends on what we can find mass quantities of! No hot food on course – hot food back at finish.

Endurance Sports Management 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. Endurance Sports Management 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 and local officials 3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. 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 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.