Flat Rock Races & the
Elk River Hiking Trail
Photo Gallery

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Flat Rock 50 km 1995 (the first one)

I took these photos with a disposable camera and there were some light leaks.
Some of the photos are geotagged and have a "map" link below the thumbnail. Click the link and you can see the exact location on a map

Flat Rock 50 km 1999 (my best race)

Only a few photos at end. Heavy rain made the trail dangerous and limited picture taking. Bill Shirk broke his ankle. I was in the best shape of my life and ran 5:38.

Flat Rock 50 km 2006

I test a bunch of energy bars Friday before the race. Mistake. Walked back from the turnaround. It was pretty hot too. A few of these photos are geotagged.

Flat Rock 50 km 2008

Here are just a few photos taken before the 2008 race

Flat Rock 2009

Here are some photos taken before and after the 2009 race. There seem to be a lot of TATURs present this year

Flat Rock 2010

Here are quite a few photos of runners, taken at the Oak Ridge Aid Station

Flat Rock 50 km 2011

Here are some photos taken race morning and at Oak Ridge Aid Station

Flat Rock 50 km 2012

Here are photos from the 2012 race. Some of the photos are geotagged and have a "map" link below the thumbnail. Click the link and you can see the exact location on a map

Flat Rock 50 km 2013

Here are photos from the 2013 race. I took some Friday night, others just before the race and the rest after I finished. No course photos this time.

March Snow Photo Gallery

Photos taken in late March, 2013 on the Monday after the blizzard. A difficult trail in good condition, in snow it was treacherous. The photos are geotagged and shown on a google map. Click the pin on the map to bring up a small image. Click the image itself and a larger photo will load. Anyone wanting high resolution photos should contact me

I had planned to run to Oak Ridge and back but the snow made the trail slow going. It was still a beautiful day.

May Rain Photo Gallery

Photos taken May 30, 2013 before and during thunderstorms on the trails. They go from trailhead to Oakridge and return.

Flat Rock 101 km 2014

Photos taken before and during the 101 km event on April 26-27, 2014

Flat Rock 50 km 2014

Photos taken Friday night and during the race Saturday. Take a look back at the pictures from the first Flat Rock in 1995.

Elk River Hiking Trail 03-26-2016

A run from the trailhead to Oak Ridge and back on March 26. This is the same weekend as the March snow but three years later. Beautiful weather.

Flat Rock 50 km 2015

Photos taken Friday night and during the race Saturday.

Flat Rock 50 km 2016

Photos taken Friday night and during the race Saturday.

Elk River Hiking Trail 09-13-2017

Ran from Oak Ridge to western terminus and back