2019 Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10K Presented by Eddie’s Health Shoppe
Finisher Medals for both Half Marathon and 10k Finishers
Date, Time, & Place:
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00 am. The Half Marathon & 10k run concurrently and start and finish at Rush Strong School in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Pre- and post-race activities will occur inside the school. Directions: From Knoxville, take I-40 East and take Exit 394 (11E/25W/70). Turn left off the exit ramp and head east for 6 miles. Bear Left on Hwy 11E. Go 3.25 miles and turn left on Old Andrew Johnson Hwy. (Eastview Memorial Gardens will be on your right). Go 0.8 miles to the school. The address is 3081 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. Parking is available at the school and the First Baptist Church located across the street. Please follow the parking attendants.
USATF certified (Half: TN15005MS)(10k: TN15006MS). A scenic and rolling course that meanders through the Holston River Valley with views of Clinch and House Mountain. Unlike the Half Marathon, the 10K course is a mostly flat, out and back course with only a few climbs. The course is open to traffic and therefore headphones are prohibited (See Race Etiquette Section below). The Half Marathon is not a walker friendly course. Course will close after 3 hours and 15 minutes. No exceptions.
No Shirt Discount: Deduct $5 (Available anytime)
KTC Member Discount: Save $5 (Available anytime)
Team Discount: Save $5 (Available until Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.) per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more.
—> No registering new teams or adding team members during Race Day Registration.
Other Coupons & Vouchers: (Available until Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:59:P.M.)
—> No Coupons or Vouchers during Race Day Registration.
Please email [email protected] for more information.
Packet /Bib Pickup:
Race Morning: Packet/Bib pickup will be available from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. race morning in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School.
Optional Early Pickup: An optional packet/bib pickup will be held race week. Date, Time & Location to be announced.
Availability: Please note KTC’s new T-shirt Policy: Participants registering before 11:59pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 will receive their selected shirt at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering AFTER January 20, 2019 will receive shirts as supplies last. The T-shirt order will be placed on January 21, 2019 and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Style: To be determined. Anticipate unisex long sleeve.
Sizing: To come.
Measuring guide: To come.
Overalls & Specialty: Awards for both the Half Marathon and the 10K will be presented to the top 3 overall Male and Female, to the top Male and Female Masters (over the age of 40; not limited to 40-49), to the top Male and Female Grand Masters (over the age of 50; not limited to 50-59) and to the top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (over the age of 46; not limited to 60-69) and to the top Clydesdale (Male 200 Lbs+) and Athena (Female 150 Lbs+). Overall and other specialty award recipients are ineligible for age group awards.
Age Group: Awards for both the Half Marathon and 10K are 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15 in the half marathon). Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony – awards will not be mailed.
All Finishers: Half Marathon and 10K Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal.
Note that awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations.
The Half Marathon (only) is on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams must register before 11:59pm on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Grand Prix Points:
2019 Grand Prix points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
The Strawberry Plains Referral Contest runs through 8:45 a.m. race morning. The person who refers the most paying registrants will win a one night’s stay on the Executive Club Level at the Hilton Knoxville Airport.
Contest Details: Contest closes February 2nd at 8:45 a.m. Paying registrant means a person registering for either the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon or 10K while the contest is open and who pays registration fees. To be counted as a referral, the paying registrant must type the first and last name of their referrer (the person who referred them) while they register (look for the Hilton Knoxville Airport logo on the registration pages). The winner will be notified the week after the race. In the event of a tie in the top number of referrals, the winner will be randomly selected from the tied referrers.
Prize Details: A one night’s stay on the Hilton Knoxville Airport’s Executive Club Level. The Club Level includes evening appetizers and morning breakfast. It can also be used as a Park/Fly package. The winner can use the certificate the night before they are flying out and park their car in the Hilton Knoxville Airport’s parking lot for up to 2 weeks at no additional charge.
Refreshments: Hearty refreshments will be available for runners-only in the cafeteria of Rush Strong School after the race. Your bib must be presented to receive food.
Race Etiquette: The course closes in 3 hours, 15 minutes. Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Because the course is open to traffic, headphones are prohibited. Participants caught wearing headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results.
Training: Looking for a structured training program? Check out KTC’s RunKNOX program! The Winter Training Program is underway! Experience individualized programming in a group setting for $10/week! Participants receive a weekly RunDOWN with program information, Tuesday night runs, Thursday night core/yoga, and Saturday morning long runs. Click here for more information!
Information: Contact Co-Race Directors Alicia and Mike Teubert at [email protected] For information on KTC events, please contact KTC Event Manager at [email protected]. Please use this contact information if you have special needs on race day.
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.