Register for all three events before the Spring Sprint race and receive a $5 discount off the entry fee for each event. Best discount ends on 3/29/21, but other final discounts available through 4/5/21 and 4/10/21.
This series consists of the Spring Sprint (Sat, April 10, 2021), the Scholars Run (Sat, July 31, 2021), and the Reindeer Run (Sun, December 5, 2021). To be eligible for the Triple Crown cash awards and a special memento, participants must compete in all three races. To be eligible to win door prizes valued at a minimum of $50, participation in two races is required. Both runners and walkers at each event are eligible for great door prizes.
LOCATION/COURSE CHANGE FOR SPRING SPRINT 2021: The Spring Sprint will be staged Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Everett Park, 702 Burchfield Street, Maryville (and parking accessible coming in to the park off of Everett High Road). Registration area will take place in front of the Everett Senior Center. Start line is on Burchfield Street and Finish Line is in the park on the hill above the softball fields. The Start Line will be open from 7:45 – 8:15 am to start people in small groups every minute. We encourage runners who run under 23 minutes to start during the first few minutes of the open start time.
CHECK-IN: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. the day of the race.
The Course: Visit the Spring Sprint info on https://www.parksrec.com/special-events/triple-crown-running
RACE TIME: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. – 5K Run (starting small groups every minute) / 8:15 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts
The Scholars Run will be staged Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Cooper Athletic Building on the Maryville College Campus
CHECK-IN: 6:45-7:30 a.m. the day of race
THE COURSE: 5K Course includes area city streets. The 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run is situated entirely on the Maryville College campus. Visit https://www.parksrec.com/special-events/triple-crown-running for info on the course.
RACE TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5K Run / 9:15 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
The Reindeer Run will be staged Sunday, December 5, 2021 – Race starts in front of Altar’d State Corp. Office, 150 W. Church Ave, Maryville, TN (if pandemic guidelines and both city protocols allow).
CHECK-IN:12:30 – 1:30 p.m. the day of the race at the Maryville Municipal Parking Garage
THE COURSE: Course is on Maryville City and Alcoa City streets starting and ending on Church Street. Visit https://www.parksrec.com/special-events/triple-crown-running for information on the course.
Race Time: 2 p.m. 5K Run / 2:45 p.m. 1 Mile Fun/Run/Walk
Awards: Prizes will be presented to two youth and two adults with the best Christmas costume. There will also be an awards ceremony, door prize drawings and grand prize drawing for the Triple Crown of Running held on site immediately following all Reindeer Run activities.
All Events Will Utilize the Following Guidelines:
AGE DIVISIONS: Male: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over Female: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over Overall: Male and Female Masters: Male and Female (40 and older)
T-SHIRTS: All runners will receive a quality, cotton/poly blend T-shirt. Shirts will be available on the day of the race for day-of-race entries as long as supplies last.
Those who do not get their packets on race day may pick them up at the Parks and Rec. office up to 2 weeks after the race.
AWARDS/PRIZES: An awards ceremony will be held on site immediately following the race (if pandemic guidelines allow). Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. All Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a ribbon. Race participants will be eligible for nice door prize drawings immediately following the 5K race.
GENERAL INFORMATION: No baby strollers, bicycles, roller blades or dogs are allowed to be used by any participant during the race. The use of headsets is not recommended due to traffic on race route.
Refreshments: post race refreshments will be served immediately following the race for all registered participants.
For more information regarding this race or the Triple Crown of Running, visit www.parksrec.com or please contact the Parks & Rec office at (865) 983-9244.