Travel Information – Raccoon Mountain Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay

The Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility is located just west of downtown Chattanooga. While there is no address that you can put into your GPS, Google Maps WILL give you directions if you type in “Raccoon Mountain Pumped Station Reservoir.”

GPS Coordinates are 35.045487, -85.414001
We STRONGLY suggest you use the GPS coordinates, don’t try to wing it with what you think is the correct address. If we had a reliable street address to give you, trust us, we would!

Here are the nicest and closest hotel options:

LQLa Quinta Inn & Suites – Lookout Mountain
311 Browns Ferry Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 551-4100
5.5 miles from Raccoon Mountain Marathon Start/Finish

fairfield lm

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain
40 Starview Ln, Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 664-4222
Breakfast is included in the room rate.
7.5 miles from Raccoon Mountain Marathon Start/Finish

 

lookout-mountain

Hampton Inn Chattanooga West/Lookout Mountain
74 Starview Ln, Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 602-5350
7.5 miles from Raccoon Mountain Marathon Start/Finish.

 

Crash Pad
The Crash Pad
29 Johnson Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 648-8393
10.5 miles from Raccoon Mountain Marathon Start/Finish.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From West of Chattanooga
Take I-24 East to Exit 175
Turn Left onto Browns Ferry Road
Drive one mile, then turn left onto Elder Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.8 miles, then turn left onto TVA Access Rd.
Once through the gate, follow the signs toward Laurel Point.

From Chattanooga and locations east of Chattanooga
Take I-24 West to Exit 175
Turn Right onto Browns Ferry Road
Drive one mile, then turn left onto Elder Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.8 miles, then turn left onto TVA Access Rd.
Once through the gate, follow the signs toward Laurel Point.

There will be signs out on the roads at the turns. There is a one-lane road into Laurel Point that will slow you down and the parking lots will fill up. There is a lot of space on the asphalt that is available parking that does not look like an official parking spot; don’t be afraid to use it. All other parking will be on the side of the road. Carpool if you can and come early!

 

Raccoon Mountain is about 30 minutes from the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. The Atlanta and Nashville airports are about a 2.5 hour drive away from Chattanooga, and smaller airports in Huntsville and Knoxville are about 1.5 hours away.

Advertisements