Date, Time, & Place: Thursday November 24, 2016 in Downtown Knoxville. Race headquarters TBD. The Little Gobbler Run starts at 8:00. The 5K starts at 8:30.
Course Description and Highlights: USATF Certified. The course starts and finishes on West Depot Street turning left onto Gay Street and running across both the Henley Street Bridge and the Gay Street Bridge and finishing back on West Depot Street in front of the Southern Railway Station. The Little Gobbler Run is an out and back starting on Depot Avenue, running up Gay Street, turning around at Regal Entertainment Cinema and returning to Depot Avenue to finish. It is a one mile course.
Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS): Age Based pricing applies to this event. Cost for ages 12 and Under for the 5K is $10 through November 20, 2016. Cost for ages 13-17 for the 5K is $15 through November 20, 2016. Cost for ages 18 and up for the 5K is $20 through November 1, 2016. During late registration (November 1 - 20), cost for ages 12 and Under is $15 with cost for 13-17 being $20 and ages 18 and up is $25. Cost for all 5K participants is $30 during packet pickup on November 22 and on race morning. Cost for the Little Gobbler Run (12-Under) is $10 through race day. No discounts or coupon codes apply to the Little Gobbler Run.
Packet pickup and late registration date and location will take place at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Tuesday, November 22, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Staff and volunteers will not be ready to distribute bibs until 5:30 pm. Race day registration is from 6:30 -7:45 a.m. Location is TBD. Cost for late (packet pickup) and race day registration is $30. KTC Membership discount will apply but no discounts or coupons may be used at late registration/packet pickup or race day registration.
T-shirts: Short-sleeved performance shirts. Pre-registered (both 5K and Little Gobbler Run) runners will receive shirts for the at packet pick-up or on race day. Late registrants will receive shirts as supplies last or at a later date.
Awards: Awards to top 3 Overall, 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+). Overall winners not eligible for age division awards (three deep). Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony. Age division awards will not be mailed. Although the race is chip timed, awards are based on gun time per USATF regulations.
Team Competition: This race is on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams must pre-register.
Grand Prix Points: 2016 Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, you must be a member of the KTC and you must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Refreshments: Refreshments provided for participants only after the run and walk.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the 5K course. The 5K course closes in 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org. Results can also be found on the KTC app available in the Apple store and Google Play store.
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.