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RunWILD Defeated Creek Half Marathon Trail Race

  • Defeated Creek Campground 140 Marina Lane Defeated, TN 37030 (map)

We need volunteers! Come help us make a great race. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 7am on race day and be available until the afternoon.


Sunday October 18, 2015

Race Start: 8:00am


Defeated Creek Campground
140 Marina Lane
Defeated, TN 37030

Race Fees

$50 – 6/15-9/29
$60 – 9/29-10/15**  Online registration closes Thursday 10/15 at midnight.
$60 - Packet Pick-up Saturday or Race Day**

**Shirt sizes/ availability are only guaranteed to participants registered by September 29, 2015.

Course Description

The Defeated Creek Half Marathon is located on the Bearwaller Gap trail between the Defeated Creek campground and the Scenic Overlook – which features spectacular views of Cordell Hull Lake and the Cumberland River. The Defeated Creek campground is easily accessible off of 40-East and is just outside of Carthage, TN.

While breathtakingly beautiful, with its extremely narrow single track, rocky, steep terrain, and over 2400’ of ascent, this race is not for beginners or the faint of heart. There will be ONE aid station which is located at the halfway/turn-around point at the Scenic Overlook. This will also be the ONLY location for racers to drop from the race.

To qualify, runners must have completed at least one half marathon or race of a longer distance.

All proceeds of the Defeated Creek Half Marathon will go to the Smith County Rescue Squad and the East Nasty Running Club. East Nasty is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in its community. Find out more at:

Important Race Info

  • There will be water and aid stations on the course, but they will not have cups. You MUST carry your own handheld if you plan to drink from the stations. We are doing this in an effort to cut down on course trash and keep the park clean.
  • Plan to bring and keep all food trash on your person at all times. If you are seen throwing trash on the ground you will be disqualified from any award opportunity. There will be trash receptacles at each aid stations.

Packet Pick-Up

Early Packet Pick-Up
Saturday 10/17 - 2pm-5pm

Nashville Running Company
1105 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Race Day Pick-Up
Sunday 7/19 - 7am-7:45am

Defeated Creek Campground
140 Marina Lane
Defeated, TN 37030


Age Group
Open (Under 45) - Top 3 Male and Female
Masters (45 & Up) - Top 3 Male and Female

Earlier Event: October 15
RunWEST Thursday Evening Group Run
Later Event: October 20
RunWILD Tuesday Night Trail Run