Course Description

Start and finish on Rocky Fork Road at Old Asheville Highway in Rocky Fork. 


Course History

This is the newest course on the Running Tour. Inaugural race was 2019. It was designed by Lisa Hazlett, originally as a 6 miler, turning south on a logging dirt road to the North Carolina border.

​In 2020 the name was changed to The Bat 5 Miles.


Course Records

​Jeff King  52  Erwin     36:33                     Meg Guy  39  Roan Mountain        42:43


Inaugural RESULTS 2019

GPS 36.0482, -82.5566

Map URL: https://www.runningahead.com/maps/11077d5b41a741a1b79792144c3d1c6e?unit=mi&map=roadmap

Directions from Greeneville: Take Erwin Hwy to turn right on Interstate 26 in Erwin. Go South and exit on Clear Branch Rd to turn left on Old Asheville Hwy to Gillis Drive and Rocky Fork.

Two and a half miles up hill, then down hill along the scenic Rocky Fork Creek.

Online Reg: RunSignup.com

Race Director : Lisa Hazlett, State of Franklin Track Club, Kingsport, TN

THE BAT 5 MILES,  ROCKY FORK STATE PARK,  FLAG POND, TN