NORRIS ULTRA DAM HARD TRAIL RACE
DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday morning, November 6, 2021, at 7:00am. Norris Dam State Park, Norris, TN.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: All three race options will take place on single track trails and jeep roads spanning across both the Norris Dam State Park and Norris Municipal Watershed areas. The 25k course and 50k course are identical in that the shorter race goes one loop counterclockwise and the 50k two loops. New this year will be a 5k race that offers challenges of its own and will be worthy of inclusion in this ultra distance festival. The long races will have multiple aid stations easily accessible by road for spectators and people supporting their runners. The 25k option will have a 4 hour time limit and the 50k option will have a 9 hour time limit, with runners required to reach halfway within 4 hours to be allowed to go back out.
DIRECTIONS: From Knoxville: Take I-75 north to exit 122. Turn right off exit towards Norris. From the top of the exit ramp, go 1.4 miles, then turn left on Hwy 441/Norris Freeway. Go about 4.8 miles, then when you approach the dam, turn right at the Norris State Park cabin/campground. Go up the hill about a quarter of a mile to the 2nd pavilion on your right. Latitude, Longitude: 36.224296, -84.084003
ACCOMMODATIONS: Norris Dam State Park has two campgrounds available with water and electric hook-up and dump stations. Norris Dam State Park also has very nice Rustic cabins and Deluxe Cabins available. Check the Norris Dam State Park website for details. There are additional lodging accommodations at Exit 122 at I-75 and Andersonville Hwy 61 junction.
REGISTRATION AND FEES: Preregistration fees: 5k—$20, 25k—$35, 50k—$55. For the first time, we will be offering a $5.00 discount for Knoxville Track Club members. Preregistration for the 50k closes at midnight on Thursday, November 4 and at midnight on Friday, November 5 for the other two distances. NOTE: Day of race registration available but shirts and finishers medals not guaranteed. Day of race fees: 5k—$25, 25k—$50, 50k—$65.
SPECIAL SERIES REGISTRATION OFFER: Sign up online for Nine for $109 Starter Pack race series or Dirty Dozen 12-race series and SAVE BIG! Details at www.ktc.org. Expires 2/20/2021.
T-SHIRTS: Special limited edition T-shirts will be printed for the series. This is the same shirt as at all other Treadin’ Trodden Trails races; one shirt per runner PER SEASON please. Taking multiple shirts minimizes monies we are able to donate to trail friendly causes.
SPECIAL FINISHER AWARD: Rather than a finisher’s shirt, this year we will be presenting a finisher’s medal to those who finish both the 25k and the 50k.
SPECIAL SERIES AWARDS: Full Grand Prix Points will be awarded for overall finish (and volunteerism) for the 50k, while half points will be awarded to the 25k finishers. No points for the 5k. Top point earners at the end of the series (five each male / female and < 40 / 40+) will receive TTT Series awards. Overall top male and female and top male and female masters qualify for free entry to the entire 2022 Treadin’ Trodden Trails racing season. In order to qualify for a series award, an individual must be a current KTC member and volunteer at a minimum of two Treadin’ Trodden Trails events. Details on KTC website.
RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org and on webscorer.com
COURSE ETIQUETTE: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct or is abusive to volunteers. Due to insurance regulations, no headsets, earphones, bicycles, baby strollers, roller blades or pets on the course.
SAFETY: Aid and water stations will be provided, but in an effort to be greener, we require all runners to carry their own water. This means there may be no cups at the aid stations. If you don’t own a handheld, consider purchasing one. Otherwise a basic water bottle will be provided. We also strongly recommend that anyone sensitive to insect stings or bites carry their own medication. Finally, we urge that everyone do some pre-race training offroad, as there is no substitute for experience. We want you to have a good time.
INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact Rebecca Holder at [email protected] or Doug Holder at [email protected] Volunteer info and signup available at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TN/Andersonville/NorrisDamHardTrailRace. More info 865.548.4718. Volunteer signup is also available at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TN/Andersonville/NorrisDamHardTrailRace. We value volunteerism highly. Runners can take their participation in the KTC TTT series to the next level by volunteering! Not only does the success of each trail race depend on our great community of volunteers, but volunteerism is required for placement in the esteemed Grand Prix Rankings. In order to qualify for a Grand Prix award, runners must also volunteer for a minimum of 3 events. Each trail race has opportunities for both folks running in the event and those preferring to provide support during the race. Volunteer positions can be found and selected on the respective race page on Runsignup.com. No experience is necessary and one might argue that volunteering is more fun than running. Come out, support the community and secure your place in the Grand Prix hierarchy!
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.