The Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department’s Pigeon River 5K is a unique and great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee along the Pigeon River. This event offers participants an option to run a standard 5K at 2:00 pm and/or to join a 1 Mile Color Fun Walk/Run at 3:00 pm. The course is flat and very scenic traveling through the Appalachian Mountains. The BONUS to this run, is that it is helping to fund the opening of the new fire station in Hartford. Station 2 will provide protection for the 11 rafting companies which raft the Pigeon River, 13 miles of I-40, the community of Hartford, Tennessee as well as . This event will be an excellent event for the whole family.
Registration will open at noon. There is plenty of parking. The course will start in front of Rafting in The Smokies – Pigeon River Rafting, Ziplining & Family Adventures. The 5K Run will start at 2:00 pm and the 1 Mile Color Fun Run/Walk will start at 3:00 pm. The Sheriff’s Department will close the course (Hartford Road) just before the run. The relatively flat course will travel Hartford Road towards Lindsey Gap Bridge and return to Hartford. Run waivers will need to be signed at registration. Those participating in the Color Run will also need to bring appropriate clothing and eye protection (we will have some sunglasses for sale) for this run. There will be several options for food at local restaurants, before, during and after the runs. Local and regional firefighters joining us in the 5K run are welcome to wear turnouts.