The foot race is in its fourth year and has grown to one of the largest in the country, with 200 runners from a dozen states. Kornylak and his team captured vistas with rolling clouds and sunsets along with glimpses of runners as they stagger up steep inclines, dash through switchbacks, and trudge along rock stairs.
The video also features the eldest race finisher, Randal Whorton, who talks about his experience trying to keep up with the kids, including his son Randy and daughter-in-law Kris, who founded this race.
Day one begins at Lula Lake Land Trust on Lookout Mountain and takes runners along 22 miles of mountain trails. Day two is an 18-mile loop on Raccoon Mountain, along trails developed on TVA's land by SORBA-Chattanooga. The finish on day three pushes runners through 20 miles of the Cumberland Trail on Signal Mountain.
The race was one of ten offered in the 2010 Rock/Creek Trail Series, making up three of the thirteen dates available to runners throughout the year. Presented by SmartWool, the race was also made possible through the sponsorships of various Rock/Creek vendors including Marmot, Salomon, Patagonia, Hammer Nutrition, and locally, Greenlife Grocery. All proceeds from the race benefit Wild Trails, a new nonprofit working to promote the use, expansion, and protection of trails in greater Chattanooga.