War at Windrock


Overview

Registration Info

Race Before January 25th, 2015  until March 23rd, 2015 until April 11th, 2015
50K Trail Run $50 $60 $70
11 Mile Trail Run $35 $45 $55


 

When: April 11th, 2015

Where: Windrock Park – Oliver Springs, TN

What: Mountain Trail Run

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. Please know that your entry fee is spent well in advance of the race. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

Race Information

Newly revised for 2015, War at Windrock has upped the ante and the elevation gain! Runners will have the option of tackling a grueling 50K course through the wind farm or an abbreviated, yet punishing, 11 mile trail run.

Nestled in Windrock Park, just north of Oak Ridge, TN, runners will conquer a wild journey of ATV trails that consist of steep climbs, rugged terrain, and breathtaking mountain views (if you still have any breath left). Best of all, the 50K is routed directly through the wind farm- strictly off limits to the general public under normal circumstances- as Dirty Bird Events has gained exclusive access to this private area.

The races will offer athletes the opportunity to enjoy Windrock Mountain on foot rather than by off-road vehicles in which the park is known for. The 50K Trail Race is recommended for experienced trail runners. With over 5,000 feet of elevation gain over rocks, roots, and ruts you will be glad when this battle is over. The 50K is a loop course that makes its way up to the top of the mountain for a run through the windmills. It then follows the ridge line for a few miles offering spectacular views of both the Smoky Mountains and Cumberland Mountains before descending down the mountain for the finish.

If the 50K seems like too much to handle, there is an 11 mile option that will still give you a taste of just how brutal this mountain can be. Athletes will all start at the same time and run together for the first few miles before separating on their own respective courses. The 11 Mile Course sees plenty of elevation gain and creek crossings. After climbing, the course cuts across the mountain over an old dam and rejoins with the 50K course for the final descent to the finish line.

The 50K and 11 Mile races are cup free. Runners are responsible for carrying their own hydration systems with them.

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

For safety concerns, runners must check in at each aid station. If participants are wanting to drop out of the race, they must inform the nearest aid station.

Pacing / Crewing of runners will not be allowed.

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

Aid Stations

All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.

50K Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile 5.5 (G5)
Aid Station #2 – Mile12.5 (The Wind Rock)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 20 (The Wind Rock)
Aid Station #4 – Mile 27.5 (Trail 17)
Aid Station #5 – Mile 31 (Finish)

11 Mile Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile 5.5 (P1)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 8 (Trail 17)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 11.5 (Finish)

Awards

50K Trail Run

Top 3 Males
Top 3 Females
T-Shirts for all who start
Finisher awards for all who finish

11 Mile Trail Run

Top 3 Males
Top 3 Females
T-Shirts for all who start
Finisher awards for all who finish

The awards ceremonies will commence immediately after the last finishers of each race.

Accommodations

Primitive camping is included with your registration in the special events area of Windrock Park for Friday night. RV Sites and cabins are available through the Windrock Park Campground. For more information please visit:

Windrock Park

There are a few hotels within a short drive from Windrock Park. We are currently working on setting up group rates.

DoubleTree Inn
206 South Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865.481.2468

Holiday Inn Express
114 Tulsa Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865.298.1990

Days Inn
206 South Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865.298.1990

 



Course

50K Course

Course maps and elevation charts coming soon.

11 Mile Course

Course maps and elevation charts coming soon.


Directions

 

Traveling I-75 North from Chattanooga

Take exit 376A (Hwy 162N) to Oak Ridge. Hwy 162 will merge with Hwy 62 in Solway. Follow Hwy 62 west through Oak Ridge (Hwy 62 is also named Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge) to the intersection of Hwy 95 (also named Oak Ridge Turnpike). Follow Hwy 62 into Oliver Springs 4.3 miles to a traffic light with a Food City Grocery Store on the right. Continue on Hwy 62 1.2 miles to Windrock Road, just past the Oliver Springs overpass. Turn right on Windrock Road and travel .8 mile to Windrock Park Lane on the right.

Traveling I-40 East from Nashville

Take Harriman/Rockwood Exit and turn right on Highway 27/61. Follow Hwy. 61 to the 1st traffic light in Oliver Springs. Go 200 yards, turn left onto Windrock Road and travel .8 mile to Windrock Park Lane on the right.

Traveling I-40 West from Asheville

Take I-40 west to exit 376A (Highway 162N) to Oak Ridge. Hwy 162 will merge with Hwy 62 in Solway. Follow Hwy 62 west through Oak Ridge (Hwy 62 is also named Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge) to the intersection of Hwy 95 (also named Oak Ridge Turnpike). Follow Hwy 62 into Oliver Springs 4.3 miles to a traffic light with a Food City Grocery Store on the right. Continue on Hwy 62 1.2 miles to Windrock Road, just past the Oliver Springs overpass. Turn right on Windrock Road and travel .8 mile to Windrock Park Lane on the right. Traveling I-75 south from Lexington: Take I-75 south (I-640 West) to I-40 West. Take exit 376A (Highway 162N) to Oak Ridge. Hwy 162 will merge with Hwy 62 in Solway. Follow Hwy 62 west through Oak Ridge (Hwy 62 is also named Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge) to the intersection of Hwy 95 (also named Oak Ridge Turnpike). Follow Hwy 62 into Oliver Springs 4.3 miles to a traffic light with a Food City Grocery Store on the right. Continue on Hwy 62 1.2 miles to Windrock Road, just past the Oliver Springs overpass. Turn right on Windrock Road and travel .8 mile to Windrock Park Lane on the right.

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