DATE TIME PLACE: Sunday, April 10, 2016. (CHANGED DATE) 9:00 am. Kids Trail Race 8:30 am. Starts/finishes at I.C. King Park on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This roughly 7-8 mile course starts and finishes in the south (formerly gated) parking lot of I.C. King Park. Numerous rolling hills will be encountered, along with stretches of more rhythmic singletrack along the lakeside. Water will be provided just past halfway. Course closes 11:00 am.
DIRECTIONS: Located off Alcoa Highway (US 129) south of Knoxville between John Sevier Highway and Maloney Road, this 190-acre county park lies on the shores of the Tennessee River. Latitude: 35.893308, Longitude: -83.950887 . Race staging area is accessed through the south entrance to the Park that in the past has been gated shut; the road will be open for this event.
REGISTRATION AND FEES: Fee: $15.00 for pre-registration and online registration. $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 anytime.
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, hillsides, 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.
PARKING: Due to limited parking, participants are strongly encouraged to carpool. The road in and out is narrow with traffic jams almost unavoidable. Parking also available at main I.C. King parking lot north of the inlet by the railroad tracks.
INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact race director Tony Owens at 865.323.3753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.