DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday, May 7, 2016. 8:45 pm. Starts/finishes at Anderson-South Head Start (formerly Anderson School) at 4808 Prospect Road, Knoxville 37920. KIDS TRAIL RACE starts at 8:15 pm.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6-7 mile course will travel a circuitous, well-marked route in and among the very dimly lit wooded environs of the South Loop of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, touring Lost Chromosome and the Helix Trails to the east. NOTE: Trails will be marked but not illuminated. You will need to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Sunset 8:34 pm. No moon.
KIDS TRAIL RUN: Course will be a miniaturized, less dark version of the adult course and guaranteed to be fun!
DIRECTIONS: From I-40, take James White Parkway south across South Knoxville Bridge and continue to its terminus at Sevierville Pike/Moody Avenue. Turn right and travel to Chapman Highway, then turn left and travel 2¼ miles to Lindy Avenue and turn left. Go a little over ½ mile to Sevierville Pike and turn left, then right on Centeroak. Make another quick left onto Prospect and travel about a hundred yards to school. Park at school or in the church parking lot at the corner of Sevierville Pike and Prospect. Latitude: 35.928971, Longitude -83.866303
REGISTRATION FEE: $15.00 for preregistration. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. Three KTC volunteer coupons will waive fee. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. NOTE: Day of Race registration $20.00 or four volunteer coupons. Kids Run $5.00 any time.
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.
RACE NUMBER PICKUP: Numbers will not be mailed. Pick up number at race site 30-90 minutes before the start.
AWARDS AND REWARDS: Awards will vary from race to race, but each race offers the eminent satisfaction of completing a challenging run, testing oneself against the elements and participating in a delightful romp among the woods, waters and fields of East Tennessee.
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. 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 Andrea Ludwig 865.306.3115 or email@example.com. More info 865.548.4718
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.