NORTH BOUNDARY TRAVERSE
DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday, April 10, 2020, 9:00 am. Renovare Blvd off the Oak Ridge Turnpike at the west end of Oak Ridge,TN. Kids race 8:30am.
VIRTUAL RACE: For those opting for the virtual event, the course will be marked the week prior should you chose to run the actual trails (you are welcome to run wherever else you choose as well). We will do our best to check the course throughout the week to ensure the markings are not tampered with. A course map will be provided ahead of time as well, but please note that ultimately you are responsible for your own navigation. Results can be uploaded directly to runsignup. We will coordinate a time and place for t-shirt distribution if you haven’t received one already.
DIRECTIONS: From Knoxville: Take Pellissippi Parkway west to Oak Ridge. Go through town on Illinois Avenue and turn left onto the Oak Ridge turnpike (Hwy 95). Go about 6.1 miles to Renovare Blvd and turn right. Follow Renovare to its west end, turning left in the process. Google Maps Link to start
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Both the rollicking half marathon course (which, in grand TTT tradition will be more than 13.1 miles) and equally fun 10k plus course will traverse a combination of singletrack trail and jeep road. Hills will be available. More than one. Maybe more than two. Start/Finish for this year’s race is near the building on Renovare Blvd in the Horizon Center (same as in 2019.) The parking is all along the road leading in from Oak Ridge Turnpike leading into Horizon Center (west, flagpole entrance). Kid’s Mile: Northeast through field, turnaround at 0.5 miles. 10k (plus size — slightly over 7 miles): From the start, head North to gravel road, right on gravel, around north side of quarry to Big Oak. Left on Big Oak to Sinkhole. Left on Sinkhole to top. Left on gravel to Aid Station (~4 miles). Then to Gallaher Trail, Left downhill on Gallaher Trail, down to Quarry, RIGHT on gravel, then return to S/F. Half Marathon (slightly plus size, about 13.5): Follow 10k course. After descending Gallaher, go LEFT on Quarry back to Big Oak to Boulder. Left on Boulder up to top, then to same Aid Station (about 8.5 miles). After aid station, continue west on gravel road, past Gallaher Trail to Hunley Road trail. Left on Hunley, then down to gravel at bottom, then left on gravel and turn right on the trail back to S/F.
REGISTRATION AND FEES (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Fee: $20.00 for pre-registration and online registration. KTC discount accepted for preregistration only. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. and Runsignup.com. Kids Run fee $5.00 any time. NOTE: Day of race registration $25.00, no discount.
SPECIAL SERIES REGISTRATION OFFER: Sign up online for Nine for $109 Starter Pack deal or Dirty Dozen 12-for-$169 series deal and SAVE BIG! Details at www.ktc.org Expires 2/20/2021. Kids Deal, too, Nine-for-$29 !!!
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. A post-race shirt distribution will take place the week after the race and runners will be notified of the time and place.
GRAND PRIX POINTS: Full points (i.e., 100, 90, etc.) will be awarded for the long race and half points (i.e., 50, 45, etc.) awarded for the 10k.
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 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.
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: We’re not certain yet whether we will offer aid or water stations due to the ongoing pandemic, so runners are urged to carry their own supplies. 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 race director John Storey at 865.567.5374 or [email protected] More race and Treadin’ Trodden Trails series info available at 865.548.4718. Volunteer info and signup available on Runsignup.com Volunteer info and signup available on Runsignup.com. 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 necessary.
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.