Camp is in session!
Come explore the trails of Camp Wesley Woods located in Townsend beneath the foothills parkway. Race will start on Gravel service roads and will enter into the perimeter trail system consisting of double and some single track trail terrain. Hilly terrain will be present! This event will feature a 6-mile race as well as a 3-mile hike option for those who choose to not run but still support the camp by participating in an adventure! The 6-mile run course will be a "figure-8" fashion with turn around point located at the summit of the GLORIOUS Sunset point trail spur before returning to back and heading into the loop and then off to the finish. Water/ aid station will be available at the gravel road/ trail intersection along the main road of camp (mile 2 & mile 5).
Hiking and History Guide
Hike will be a single loop without the spur extension. For Hikers interested in hiking the trail, you may choose to hike at your own pace, or, with two local trail hiking experts in the area; Charles Maynard, a master storyteller and smokey mountain historian, along with Bob Hayes, local trail expert. Both will lead hiking groups for those who wish to journey together at a leisure pace and learn more in depth about the ecology of the trail along the way. Please indicate which option you would like during sign-up. Water/ aid station will be available at the gravel road/ trail intersection along the main road of camp (mile 2).
Both events will begin at in front of the Nickel lodge building on the gravel road heading north east. Both events will follow the Gravel road before this merges into a narrower service road before bearing left onto Bob Hayes Trl- this trail will follow the properties perimeter (approx. 1.7mi) before returning to the main gravel road that bisects the camp. Hikers will take the gravel road back to the start to conclude their 3-mile hike. 6-mile runners will cross over the main gravel road of the camp with a right turn onto Eastridge Trl near the Tipton Lodge building. In less than half a mile runners will turn Right again onto Sunset point trail following this spur uphill to the Magnificent overlook before turning back down and returning with a Right onto Eastridge Trl. Eastridge Trl will end into Blueberry Trl where runners will take a Left and follow Blueberry back to the Gravel Road before heading back to the finish in front of Nickel Lodge where they started from.
Runners and hikers who signup prior to 5 days before race date will be guaranteed a Camp logo race cap for cold weather days!
Awards will be given to top 3 Male & top 3 Females per running race. Age Group winners will be awarded to top runner per 10 year increments (9 & under, 10-19, 40-49 etc).
Not a runner/ hiker but still want to support Wesley Wood's mission?
Wesley Woods is a camp located in Townsend TN which is home to numerous camps throughout the year for various groups ranging from boy scouts, business retreats, recovery retreats, adult get-aways, as well as being a destination for church camps. During the Covid-19 Pandemic the camp remained shut down limiting its operational function. This event will kick start the 2022 year for a new and exciting year for the camp! Donations are welcome by selecting the "DONATE" option next to the registration option in the top Right corner. All proceeds for this event will benefit the Wesley Woods Camp.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
6-mile Trail RunTrail Race Event.Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 09:00 - Activity Ends: 2/12/2022 11:30Registration opens : 12/20/2021 01:00Activity type: Trail raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Beanie cap
3-mile Trail HikeTrail Hike Event.Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 09:05 - Activity Ends: 2/12/2022 11:00Registration opens : 12/20/2021 01:00Activity type: HikeRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Beanie cap