DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday morning, November 12, 2016, at 7:00am. Norris Dam State Park, Norris, TN.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Both race options will take place on single track trails and jeep roads spanning across both the Norris Dam State Park and Norris Municipal Watershed areas. The course will have multiple aid stations that are easily accessible by road for spectators and people supporting their runners. The 25k option will have a 4 hour time limit and the 50k option will have an 8 hour time limit, with runners required to reach halfway within 3½ hours to be allowed to go back out.
DIRECTIONS: From Knoxville: Take I-75 north to exit 122. Turn right off exit towards Norris. From the top of the exit ramp, go 1.4 miles, then turn left on Hwy 441/Norris Freeway. Go about 4.8 miles, then when you approach the dam, turn right at the Norris State Park cabin/campground. Go up the hill about a quarter of a mile to the 2nd pavilion on your right. Latitude, Longitude: 36.237685, -84.095066
ACCOMMODATIONS: Norris Dam State Park has two campgrounds available with water and electric hook-up and dump stations. Norris Dam State Park also has very nice Rustic cabins and Deluxe Cabins available. Check the Norris Dam State Park website for details. There are additional lodging accommodations at Exit 122 at I-75 and Andersonville Hwy 61 junction.
REGISTRATION AND FEES: Fee: $30 for 25k and $40 for 50k. KTC volunteer coupons can be redeemed toward registration on either race. Day of race registration for 25k is $35, and 50k is $50. Pre-registration for the 50k closes on Friday, November 4, 2016 and for the 25k on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
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. SPECIAL FINISHER SHIRT: An even more special edition finisher's shirt will be presented to PREREGISTERED 50k finishers ONLY. This is sure to be a collector's item and will likely compel many runners to select the long race. Only runners who preregister will receive a shirt; other runners can receive a Treadin' Trodden Trails series shirt if they have not already received one at another TTT event.
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 (10 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. Details on KTC website.
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 Rebecca Holder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug Holder at email@example.com. More information contact Michael deLisle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865.548.4718.