Hiking Trail Marathon kicks off

Get ready to discover the beautiful trails of Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County, Tennessee. The Cumberland Plateau has some wonderful scenery and now everyone will have the opportunity to get to know it up close and personal.

Registration for the Cumberland Plateau Hiking Trail Marathon kicked off Aug. 1, 2015. Just like a marathon race, this hiking marathon includes 26.2 miles of hiking trails in Fairfield Glade and throughout Cumberland County. Unlike a marathon race, this is not at all competitive. Participants can take their time as they have the whole month of September, a full 30 days, to complete all the trails that make up the marathon route.

Registration is open from Aug. 1 to 31, and the trail hikes can start on Sept. 1, but must be completed by Sept. 30. For those who are not up to the challenge of the full 26.2 miles of hiking, there is the option of completing 13.1 miles and receiving recognition for a half-marathon.

The application form, hiking log, maps and trail descriptions may be picked up at various locations around Crossville, TN or downloaded from the website at www.time2meet.com/marathon.

This event is free to enter and successful marathoners will be awarded a T-shirt, certificate and other prizes at the Fairfield Glade “Hit the Trails” Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Registration forms are available at Fairfield Glade Community Club on Stonehenge Drive, Cumberland Trail office on Fourth Street in Crossville, Crossville Depot, Visitor’s Center in the Cumberland Mountain State Park and Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center—Gateway to the Big South Fork. For additional information about the Hiking Trail Marathon, please contact John Conrad at 931-287-2432 or Mary Jo Paige at 931-707-2167.


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