Cades Cove Loop Lope

Registration Now Open for Virtual 5K and Virtual 10-Mile!


The Cades Cove Loop Lope cannot take place as originally planned, but fear not – this year you can “Lope” around any “Loop” of your choosing and still receive all participant swag like this year’s shirt and finisher medal!

With due regard to the safety and health of the community, the Cades Cove Loop Lope 5K and 10-Mile events are moving to a virtual format. Our goal is to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals and supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

What does that mean for me as a participant?

Registered participants have three options:

1) Transfer to the virtual event and still receive all race swag. Details about a Packet Pick-Up and other options to receive swag will be communicated in another email, as well as instructions for uploading your virtual results and participating in the RaceJoy virtual experience.

2) Defer to the 2021 Cades Cove Loop Lope free of charge. Note: We are not able to defer parking passes to 2021.

3) Request a refund.  We will process all refunds starting October 1.

For more information, click here.