The Dirt Circuit

The Dirt Circuit – 12 & 24 Hour Endurance Trail Runs

Date: October 7, 2017

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Park Road
Morristown, TN 37814

Distance: 12 Hour & 24 Hour Trail Races

Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents the perfect back drop for this fall ultra-marathon. Offering 12 and 24 hour races, Offering 12 and 24 hour races, the Dirt Circuit is sure to deliver a challenge to runners of all backgrounds and abilities. For this spectator-friendly race, athletes, vendors, family, and friends are encouraged to enjoy the fun at Base Camp throughout the weekend. You pick where your finish line is.


Registration Information

12 Hour Solo
Early – $50
Regular – $60
Late – $70

24 Hour Solo
Early – $65
Regular – $75
Late – $85

12 Hour Relay (up to 6 runners)
Early – $120
Regular – $150
Late – $180

24 Hour Relay (up to 6 runners)
Early – $165
Regular – $195
Late – $225

* Early Registration (thru 6/25/17) * Regular Registration (6/26/17 thru 9/17/17) * Late Registration (after 9/18/17)

* Race day registration is available.


Course

The Dirt Circuit is 3 miles of trail mostly resembling that of a cross country course. The loop course is a combination of wide and single track trails through fields and woods with two wooden bridge crossings. The course winds gently around the park offering many scenic views of Panther Creek. The Dirt Circuit starts and finishes at the soccer fields, which serve as Base Camp for the weekend.

All races start at 8:00 am Saturday. The 24 hour race will continue through the night. The course will be marked with orange flags and tape for daytime use and glow sticks for when the sun goes down. Head lamps are strongly encouraged.


Aid Stations

There will be one aid station which will be located at Base Camp. It will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid. Runners are encouraged to bring their own race nutrition as well.


Schedule

Friday October 6, 2017

5:00 pm Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park Begins
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends

Saturday October 7, 2017

7:00 am Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park Begins
7:45 am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 am The Dirt Circuit Starts (All Races)
8:00 pm 12 Hour Race Ends
8:30 pm 12 Hour Awards Ceremony

Sunday October 8, 2017

8:00 am 24 Hour Rae Ends
8:30 am 24 Hour Awards Ceremony
11:00 am Base Camp Must be Packed Up

Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards after the races.


Awards

12 Hour Solo
Top 3 Men
Top 3 Female

24 Hour Solo
Top 3 Men
Top 3 Female

12 Hour Relay
Top Relay Team

24 Hour Relay
Top Relay Team

100 mile buckles for those who are worthy.


Notes

Relay teams do not have to hand off at every lap. Teams are welcome to develop their own strategy for when and who will run next for their team.

The Dirt Circuit race is cup free. Runners are responsible for carrying their own hydration systems with them.

Athletes must have their official race number visible at all times. There will be no unofficial athletes allowed on the course.

If participants would like to drop out of the race, they must inform the timing booth at the finish line.

Pacing / Crewing of runners is permitted.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.

Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.


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