Date, Time, & Place: Saturday August 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM in Pigeon Forge, TN. Course Description and Highlights: USATF course certification is pending. Flat and Fast! Course closes after 1 hour, 30 minutes. Registration (NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS): KTC discount, volunteer coupons, and other discounts applied during early, online registration only. Packet pick and race day registration at the Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. Accommodations: Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge at the special group rate. Call 1-800-782-3119 and ask for the KTC/Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K rate. Limited Rooms are Available.
T-shirts: Pre-registered runners will receive unisex t-shirts. Please note our 2017 shirt policy: Anyone registering after July 18 will receive shirts while supplies last. The shirt order will be placed on July 19 and when the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system then there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Awards: Cash Awards for Overall Winners. Cash Prizes will be mailed. Awards to top 3 Overall Male and Female, 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+). Age Divisions will be in 5 year increments (three deep). Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony. Age division awards will not be mailed. Grand Prix Points: 2017 Grand Prix Presented by Threds points awarded at this race. Remember, to participate in the Grand Prix Presented by Threds, runners must be a KTC Member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix events to qualify. Refreshments: Post Race Refreshments will be provided for all runners and walkers. Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org. Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are strongly discouraged. Information: Contact Race Director Kim Emert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.