The it Company EXPO 10K/5K is more than a race: It is Knoxville’s oldest and most beloved community running event. 2018 will mark the 41st running of this annual event. The expo is truly a tradition. It is the only race that celebrates the family by having mother/son, mother/daughter, father/son, father/daughter, wife/husband, and three generations categories.
Come join us at 8:00 am. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Crafty Bastard Brewery to kick off your summer!
Date, Time, & Place: Saturday, May 26, 2018. This year we will kick off with a kids run at 7:30am (1 mile) at 8:00 am. for the 5K, 8:10 am for the 10K. The race will start and finish on Central.
Course Description and Highlights: Course will be USATF certified.
Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Please note that only one coupon per person may be used when registering for KTC events. One coupon may be used in addition to KTC Member discount, Team Member discount, and potential no-shirt discount. Any coupons must be entered at checkout. Early Registration is $25 for both the 5k/10k until March 3. March 4- May 15 is $30 for 5k and $40 for 10k, Late Registration May 15-May 25th is $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K. Race Day Registration (including packet pickup day) is $40 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K. KTC Members eligible for $5 discount applies during all registration dates. No T-shirt—deduct $5. Kids 1 Mile run is $10 from February 24-May 24th and $15 May 25 & 26th. Pre-race packet pick-up at Runners Market in Western Plaza on Friday, May 25, from 1p to 6 pm.
T-shirts: Short-sleeved, unisex shirts. Please note our new shirt policy: Anyone registering after May 11 will receive shirts while supplies last. The shirt order will be placed on May 12 and when the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system then there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Awards: Awards to the top 3 overall male and female. Awards to the top 2 Masters (40+), Grandmasters (50+), and Veterans (60+) Male and Female. Awards to the top Clydesdale and Athena. Age division awards are three deep. Age divisions begin with 14 and under, then 5 year increments. Overall winners are not eligible for age division awards. Awards to the top specialty teams in the following categories Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Husband/Wife, and Three Generations.
Prize Money: Cash prize will be for 10k only!
Team Competition: Only the 10K is on Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams of 4 or more may enter either event but must pre-register online. Team members receive a $5 discount.
Grand Prix Points: 2018 Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for the KTC Grand Prix Presented by Threds awards, you must be a member of the KTC and you must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Post Race: Light refreshments will be provided. Crafty Bastard Brewery will be offering $1 off beverages to volunteers and participants. Live music and food trucks will be onsite all morning and music for post race fun. Great way to kick off your Memorial day weekend!
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are always discouraged in KTC events. The course closes in 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
Weather: Averages: High 80 Low 56. Since its shift to the holiday weekend, EXPO is often our first taste of racing in heat and humidity. Dress lightly and hydrate!
KTC Safety Policy: KTC’s mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.
The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.
Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.