Organized Races

Tennessee State Parks sponsors a variety of organized races throughout the year - bike tours, marathons, 5Ks, trail runs, triathlons, ultraraces, and everything inbetween. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned athlete this is your onestop location to find what you are looking for and to start making plans. 



Tennessee is synonymous with the Bycicle Ride Across Tennessee, a week long tour of some of the states most scenic byways and waystations. If week long tours don't fit the bill there are also shorter jaunts like the two day Horton 100. Whatever ride you choose, you will see the best of what Tennessee has to offer from the prime vantage point of a bike seat. 



From the famous Cummins Falls Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K to the Montgomery Bell Bell Ringer or the Cumberland Mountain Byrd Creek Trail Run you won't want to miss out on some of the most challenging and yes fun races in the state. 


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The TSP Go Green program also offers running races that focus on improving the community and environment while running.

The Go Green Trash Dash is a virtual race and fundraiser event for the Go Green With Us Program in TN State Parks hosted in recognition of America Recycles Day. Different than a traditional 5k or charity race, the TSP Go Green Trash Dash is a way for individuals to improve their community by picking up trash while completing the run or walk. The race can be completed at your local State Park, community, or neighborhood.




The Tennessee State Parks Run Club provides opportunities for families and children to get outside and enjoy Tennessee State Parks in a fun and healthy way. The program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health and is dedicated to offering the opportunity for participants to have a running coach, learn about exercise and healthy habits, and develop teamwork and leadership skills.