Our Mission

Ultranaut Running is a small, grass-roots organization located in Knoxville, Tennessee dedicated to the sport of trail running. Our mission is to promote participation in outdoor activities for a healthy lifestyle, be an advocate for the value of national/regional parks and trail systems and share our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Our Goal

Our goal is to organize fun and competitive events that highlight the best our region has to offer. We aim to promote trail running as a community activity and introduce people of all ages to new and exciting places to explore. Through our events, we aspire to teach the importance of environmental responsibility. We do all this to celebrate our passion for the outdoors and to promote a lifestyle and sport that we love. Above all, we want to bring people together to have fun and enjoy the outdoors.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
-John Muir