Click HERE to learn more about and register for the 2023 hiking marathon!
The marathon runs the entire month of September, in which you have 30 days to complete this year’s trails.
Hike 26.2 miles individually, or in small groups over one month at your own pace!
Each year, the Friends of the Trails specially select a set of trails on the Cumberland Plateau.
If you participate in at least one trail, you can get a free t-shirt at the Hit the Trails Festival in October.
If you finish the marathon, you get a shirt and a patch.
Register a dog with you, and the dog will get a bandana!
Don’t feel that you can complete 26.2 miles? Try the half-marathon (13.1 miles) or the 10K Challenge (6.3 miles)!
You can download a log-sheet to record your progress, as the marathon is completed on the honor system.
On January 11th, the Cumberland County Health Department participated in #WearBlueDay for National Human Trafficking Awareness!
Mayor Foster was recently in Cookeville to accept the 2022 Upper Cumberland Development District Community of the Year award on behalf of Cumberland County.
Mayor foster states, “The Upper Cumberland is made up of 14 outstanding counties that provide the best places in the state, and arguably in the United States, to live and work. This award is the culmination of teamwork across Cumberland County and the City of Crossville governments, along with support from our state and federal legislators. I’m proud to be the County Mayor in a community that works together to enhance opportunities for growth and sustained success while keeping the things that make it our hometown.”
With a generous grant from AARP, Cumberland County was able to transform one of the Obed River Park’s picnic shelters into an outdoor classroom.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9 am for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of this fabulous amenity to the park! This event will take place at shelter #2 at Obed River Park.
We are very proud to announce that a Cumberland County EMA App is now available to download for FREE in the Apple Store and Android Play Store!
The app will allow you to get weather information and warnings, check state road conditions, get power outage information, school closings, and much more!
The Cumberland County Health Department will be offering a cooking class that focuses on helping families utilize WIC and SNAP benefits to create healthy meals and snacks!
During these classes, online and print resources regarding nutrition information and recipes will be provided.
There will be a cooking demonstration each class to prepare a meal and a snack that participants will get to sample!