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