The 7th annual Cades Cove Loop Lope raised over $110,000 for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Runners from 27 states enjoyed the picturesque beauty of Cades Cove on foot. As the only organized footrace in the national park, this 5k and 10-mile run is a truly unique opportunity to experience. Huge thanks to our participants, dedicated volunteers, and our generous sponsors who make this treasured event possible.
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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 1st, 2024. 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 750 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.