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Cades Cove Loop Lope


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Sunday, November 10th, 2024

Registration opens Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.


The Cades Cove Loop Lope is the only organized footrace held inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to benefit Friends of the Smokies. All funds raised benefit park projects and programs such as historic preservation, wildlife conservation, native plant and grassland restoration, and much more.

Registration for the 2024 Cades Cove Loop Lope will open on June 3rd, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.. This race sells out quickly, so mark your calendars! There are two course options, a 5K or a USATF Certified 10-Mile Loop. Participation is limited to 800 total runners. Stay tuned for updates.

Carpooling is essential to maximizing participation in this race. A limited number of vehicle reservations for site access will be available for purchase for an additional fee. Registrants who do not purchase a vehicle pass must either carpool with a passholder they know or utilize the group transportation option from the Townsend Visitors Center. Handicapped accessible transportation will be available.

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