Date, Time, & Place: Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM in Townsend, TN. Townsend is located about 35 miles SE of Knoxville. From Knoxville, take Alcoa Hwy (129S) through Alcoa and Maryville. In Maryville take Hwy 321S to Townsend. Race headquarters is Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel (please note that current plans are for the wedding chapel to be renovated and open as a craft beer tavern by the race date), 7765 River Road Townsend, TN 37882.
Course Description and Highlights: USATF course
A lovely, scenic and challenging course that runs on back-country roads near the Little River. Course closes after 2 hours – this is not a course for walkers. This course is open to traffic, headphones are prohibited.
Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS): Special Knoxville Marathon week registration price is $25 from March 24-March 31st. Early Registration from April 1-June 15th is $35. June 16 through September 8 is $40. Cost is $45 for race day registration. Race day registration available onsite from 6:45—7:45 am. No Shirt – Deduct $5 anytime. To receive early registration and KTC member discounts, register online at ktc.org. Participants wanting to run on a team must register prior to September 8th. No refunds and no transfers. No exceptions.
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup and race day registration will take place at 7765 River Road (currently Heartland Wedding Chapel) in Townsend from 6:45 to 7:45 am.
T-shirts: Short-sleeved, unisex shirts. Please note our new shirt policy: Anyone registering after August 26th will receive shirts while supplies last. The shirt order will be placed on August 27th and when the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system then there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Awards: Awards to top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top Masters (40+), Grandmasters (50+), Senior Grandmasters (60+) for Male and Female. Awards to the top Clydesdale (male, 200 lbs+) and Athena (female, 150 lbs+). Age Divisions will be in 5 year increments (three deep). Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony. Age division awards will not be mailed.
Grand Prix Points: 2018 Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points awarded at this race. Remember, to participate in the Grand Prix presented by Threds, runners must be a KTC Member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix events to qualify.
Refreshments: Post Race Refreshments will be provided for all runners and walkers.
Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are prohibited.
Course Closes after 2 Hours.
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.