Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend

The Mountain Goat Trail Run/Walk will now be known as Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend, April 7-8.
The fifth annual Mountain Goat Trail Run & Walk, sponsored by Mountain Outfitters and the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA), will be held on Saturday, April 7. The first Farmers Insurance Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 8.
The 5-mile run will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Sewanee; a 2-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Pearl’s Fine Dining. Both will finish at Mountain Outfitters in Monteagle. Prizes will be awarded for fastest men’s and women’s finisher, and for best runner or walker’s costume. Drawings for outdoor gear from Mountain Outfitters and presentation of awards are planned after the finish of the run & walk.
The half-marathon (13.1 miles) will begin at 7 a.m. in downtown Tracy City and follow the future route of the Mountain Goat Trail, where possible, before joining the Trail in Monteagle and finishing in Sewanee.
Saturday night’s scheduled events include Thumping Richards and Daniel Troutman in concert in Angel Park. More details and activities will be announced as they are added.
To learn more or to register, go to

Sewanee Fourth of July Planning Dates

It’s that time of year again to start planning for the Fourth of July. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to attend. The meetings are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. at the Sewanee Senior Citizen’s Center. Meeting dates are April 9, May 14, June 4, 11, 18, and 25.
The Fourth of July Committee is in search of a chairperson to organize the Street Dance as well as a co-chair to assist with the parade. If you love the Fourth of July and are vibrant and organized, join the team to make this annual celebration come to life.

15th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival

Trails and Trilliums is a multi-day celebration of spring, featuring expertly-guided hikes on many of the South Cumberland State Park’s most scenic trails. The event will be held April 13–15 at the South Cumberland State Park Visitor Center.
The festival offers a full slate of nature-themed speakers and workshops for the adults at no charge, plus Family Fun activities for children and the adults who come with them, which are also free of charge. There’s also music, food, and a variety of artists and craft vendors offering works for sale. The Saturday evening Wine & Wildflowers fundraiser is a favorite spring social event.
All proceeds from Hiking Pass sales, Wine & Wildflowers ticket sales, food, art and merchandise sales benefit the Friends of South Cumberland State Park, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, working in support of the Park.
Online registration for Trails & Trilliums is now open. Registration is required for all hikes, and for the Wine and Wildflowers celebration. For more information go to

Combined School Calendar 2017-18

The combined school calendar is here! This includes Franklin, Grundy and Marion counties, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, the School of Theology and the University of the South.