DIRTY SOUTH TRAIL HALF MARATHON AND DIRTY DOUBLE TRAIL MARATHON
This is a fantastic opportunity to tour Knoxville's Urban Wilderness on a loop course that takes in most of the various parks and recreation areas that comprise the UW.
We'll start and finish at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville TN 37920, allowing us a comfortable staging area protected from the elements, as well as bathroom facilities, and most importantly, the opportunity to juggle the course AGAIN, offering yet a new route to tour the fabulous Urban Wilderness. Stay tuned for details!
The marathon course will be basically the same course as the half-marathon, except the second half will be run in reverse direction. In order to go back out, runners must reach the halfway point in 3½ hours.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 13.1 mile and 26.2 mile courses traverse the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, William Hastie Park, Marie Myers Park, Ross Marble Quarry, Ijams Nature Center, and other haunts of the beautiful Urban Wilderness Corridor of South Knoxville. Marathon course has a 7 hour time limit, closing at 4:00 pm and runners must reach the halfway point in 3½ hours to begin the second loop.
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 40W: James White Parkway Exit (388A)to Sevier Avenue/Hillwood Drive exit. Left onto Sevier Avenue (turns into Hillwood Drive) and right onto Island Home Avenue at bottom of hill. Ijams is approximately 1 mile on the Left. From Interstate 40E: Hall of Fame Drive exit (389) and left (South) onto Hall of Fame Drive. Left on Hill Avenue (8th stop light). Right onto James White Parkway. Merge left onto James White Parkway, then follow directions above, getting off at Sevier Avenue/Hillwood Drive. Lat: 35.956185N Long: -83.867174°W
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 DIRTY DOUBLE FINISHER SHIRT: An even more special edition finisher's tech shirt will be presented to PREREGISTERED marathon finishers ONLY. This is sure to be a collector's item and will likely compel many runners to select the full marathon distance. Only runners who preregister will receive a shirt; other marathon runners can receive a Treadin' Trodden Trails series shirt if they have not already received one at another TTT event.
RACE NUMBER PICKUP: Numbers will not be mailed. Pick up number at race site 30-90 minutes before the start.
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 2017 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. Point totals accrue in a maximum of eight series events.
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; they're highly useful our on the trails. 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 race director DK Stanford 865.684.8974 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org