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14th Annual McKee Southern 6 Trail Race

Come join us for the 14th annual McKee Southern 6 Trail Race presented by Southern's Outdoor Adventure Program! Everyone and anyone is invited to run in the six kilometer trail race and compete for cash prizes. The event will take place on the campus' White Oak Mountain trails in Collegedale, Tennessee.

We have cash prizes!
$100 for 1st place finishers, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 Rock/Creek gift cards for 3rd. These prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd overall male and female, 1st-3rd overall masters male and female, and the 1st overall male and female Southern student.

Online registration ends at midnight on February 15th. You can also register at the race, day-of.

SAU students and faculty get to race for free! Present your ID card to register on race day, or email jziesmer@southern.edu for a 100% registration discount code to register beforehand.

Packet pickup and day-of registration is from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The race starts at 1:00 pm.

February 18, 2024

Hickman Science Center
4843 Colcord Drive
Collegedale, TN, 37363

The Course

The 6K course is ~3.4 miles with ~440 feet of vertical gain, mostly on rolling, hard-packed mountain bike trails. After a steep climb in the first mile, the last 2.5 miles are a rolling descent to the finish. Whether you are a beginner trail runner or love crushing a short, fast trail course, this race is for you.

View 6k Course Map

Adventure Program Affinity Fund

Proceeds from your registration fee will go to support Southern's Adventure Program Affinity Fund. This fund is used to bring disadvantaged, inner-city children from Hamilton County schools to the ropes course on campus and our other outdoor programs. With your help, we can raise money to show hundreds of young students the magic of the woods for the first time.

To donate, click the button below and then select "Adventure Program Affinity Fund".