The Savage Gulf Marathon will be a marathon length trail race through the heart of Savage Gulf State Natural Area on March 16, 2013.
Savage Gulf is a 14,357 acre State Natural Area that contains some of the most spectacular natural rock formations in Tennessee. Purchased by the state in 1973 to protect one of the last known stands of virgin timber in the Eastern United States, Savage Gulf has 55 miles of trails and ten primitive campsites. The Savage Gulf Ranger Station is the eastern access point to the Savage Gulf-Stone Door trail system that traverses the most rugged and scenic areas of the South Cumberland complex. The Stone Door Ranger Station is within the Savage Gulf area and is accessible off State Highway 56 near Beersheba Springs. It is named for the Great Stone Door, a 150-foot deep crevice at the crest of the Plateau. It is the western access for the Savage Gulf-Stone Door trails network.
This Marathon of 26.2 miles will begin and end at the Stone Door Ranger Station. A meal will be provided after the race for anyone who participates in the marathon.
Registration will begin at 7am at Stone Door Ranger Station. The race will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
The Cost to Enter is $85.00
- Map of the Savage Gulf Marathon
- Route Description(Pdf)
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- How Do I Get To Stone Door?
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