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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.
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.
*Please complete this action by Thursday, October 1! If not, you will automatically be switched to the Virtual Event.
Friends of the Smokies and Great Smoky Mountains National Park thanks you in advance for your support and understanding. We are already looking forward to running with you in 2021!
Please bear with us as we navigate event transfers, deferrals, and refunds. Your patience is very much appreciated! For more information, contact Kathryn@FriendsoftheSmokies.org or visit https://runsignup.com/participants.
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.
All registered participants (including Virtual Runners) will receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt*, and additional surprises!
*T-shirt available in ladies short sleeve, unisex short sleeve, and unisex long sleeve!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Additional race information can be found at https://friendsofthesmokies.org/looplope/.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Cades Cove Loop Lope.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Cades Cove Loop Road (10 Mile Course) and Cades Cove Loop Road/Sparks Lane/Loop Road Exit (5K Course) in Great Smoky Mountains National ParkOpen in External Application
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