DATE TIME PLACE: Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2017. 2:00 pm. EST. Starts/finishes at Maryville College in Maryville TN.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 5k course meanders through the woods , crossing hills, dales, rocks, roots, streams, and grassy knolls. Kids Trail Mile preceeds main race at 1:30, running a similar fun course in the woods. Race will be chip timed.
DIRECTIONS: From Knoxville, take Pellissippi Parkway or Alcoa Highway toward McGee-Tyson airport. Past the airport, bear left toward Maryville on 35 (N. Hall Road) for 3 miles, then turn right onto 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn left onto S. Court Street, then turn left into the Maryville College campus. Take your next two right turns, going by the baseball field then between two football fields. Race begins and ends at the pavilion next to the College Cemetery. Or just point your GPS device to latitude 35.749133, longitude -83.960869
REGISTRATION AND FEES: Fee: $15.00 for pre-registration and online registration. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. KTC volunteer coupons accepted. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. NOTE: Day of Race registration $20.00. Kids Run fee $5.00 any time.
SPECIAL SERIES REGISTRATION OFFER: Sign up online for Nine for 99 race series and SAVE BIG! Details at www.ktc.org Expires 1/13/2017.
T-SHIRTS: Special limited edition technical 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 2018 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 three Treadin’ Trodden Trails events. Point totals accrue at most series races (details online) but individual totals are limited to the best scores 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, i.e., no cups at aid station. If you don't own a handheld, consider purchasing one. Otherwise a basic water bottle will be provided and handholders will be offered for sale inexpensively. We 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 Tony Owens 865.323.3753 (email@example.com). More info 865.548.4718