The Fall Creek Thaw 15K Run


Jan 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM

The Fall Creek Thaw 15K Run

Fall Creek Falls Overlook Trail

Pikeville TN, 37367


Entry Fee $0
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 15K

Series: Tennessee Running Tour

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 1979

Men's Record: 1984 Chuck Crabb, 46:43

Women's Record: 1995 Bonnie McReynolds, 55:54


Fall Creek Falls State Park –

Course Description Start and finish at the Inn of Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville. One loop around the gorge perimeter with two quarter-mile out and back loops at miles 2 and 8. After start at Land Side Cabin Rd turn right on Main Park Rd. After 1 mile turn left on Gorge Scenic Drive. Go straight to Piney Creek Falls overlook turnaround. Turn left back on Gorge Scenic Drive. At Falls Creek Falls overlook turn right at the parking lot continuing on Gorge Scenic Drive. Just before the loop split (mile 6) turn left onto a bike trail. At mile 7 turn sharply right across a wooden bridge and follow a bike trail to the Main Park Road. Turn left across the dam. Turn around the grassy median at the dam parking lot. Return across the dam (mile 8) and turn left on the bike trail following the shoreline to the finish. Considered the most scenic of all Running Tour courses.
New Course for 2021, while a new Inn is still under construction. Start and finish at Campground Visitor Center across the lake. GPS coordinates 35.65503 and -85.35525.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jan 21, 2023

Held on Jan 22, 2022

Held on Jan 16, 2021

Event Results