Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Knoxville, TN

About This Activity

New Location and Course for 2016!

Date, Time, and Place: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 am on Cherokee Boulevard.

Course Description and Highlights: Loop course on Cherokee Boulevard beginning at ending at the middle parking lot. Maps and course details coming soon.

Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS): Race day registration available in the race tent from 6:30—7:45 am. 

T-shirts: Short-sleeved t-shirts for registrants. Pre-registered runners will receive them on race day. Late and race day registrants will receive them while supplies last or at a later date.

Awards: Awards to the Top 3 Overall, top Masters (40+), top Grandmasters (50+), and Senior Grandmasters (60+) Male and Females. Awards to the top 3 Clydesdale (Male = 200 lbs. +) and Athena (Female = 150 lbs. +). In addition, the top 3 male and female first time racers will receive awards. Age division awards will run three deep as well. Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations.

Grand Prix Points and Team Competition: The Dogwood Classic is on the 2016 Team Competition schedule. 2016 Grand Prix Points awarded for overall, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, clydesdale, athena, and age group categories. Grand Prix point are awarded to winners in these categories and points accumulate throughout the year. KTC recognizes the top 10 men and women in the Grand Prix series at the New Year’s Day 5K on January 1, 2017. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix Points, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 KTC races throughout the year.

Post Race Refreshments: Assorted refreshments will be provided post race in the event tent. 

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The 5K course closes in 1 hour and 15 minutes. KTC discourages the use of headphones at events.

Information: Please contact Race Director, Kristy Altman, at or KTC Event Manager, David Black, at

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC app (available in iTunes and Google Play Store) immediately as well as on the website at

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 (, 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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