NORRIS ULTRA DAM HARD TRAIL RACE
DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, at 7:00am. Norris Dam State Park, Norris, TN.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Both 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 course will have multiple aid stations that are 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 fee for 25k is $30 and for 50k is $50. Day of race registration for 25k is $40, and 50k is $60. Preregistration
for the 50k closes at midnight on Thursday, October 31 and at midnight on Thursday, November 7 for the 25k. Those who wish to run the 50k
after the cutoff date can still register day of race; the early cutoff is to ensure that preregistrants receive their finishers shirts in desired sizes.
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 SHIRT: An even more special edition finisher’s shirt will be presented to PREREGISTERED 50K finishers ONLY. This is sure to be
a collector’s item. Only runners who preregister will receive a shirt; runners can also receive a Treadin’ Trodden Trails series shirt if they have not already
received one at another TTT event.
SPECIAL SERIES AWARDS: Points will be awarded for overall finish (and volunteerism) at each of the TTT Series races. 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 2020 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 three Treadin’ Trodden Trails events. Point totals accrue in a maximum of eight series events. Details on
RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org
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. 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] More
information contact Michael deLisle at [email protected] or call 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.
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Information about the event is available in : English