XTERRA Knoxville Half Marathon & 4.2 Mile Trail Race
Date : June 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 am (course closes at 12:00 pm)
Location: Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry)
2915 Island Home Way
Knoxville, TN 37920
Distance: 13.1 Miles or 4.2 Miles
The XTERRA Tennessee Trail Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting trail runs on the calendar. Only half marathon participants earn series points.
Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.
Early – $30
Regular – $35
Late – $40 (No race day registration)
4 Mile Trail Run
Early – $20
Regular – $25
Late – $30 (No race day registration)
Half Marathon Course
The course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The half marathon course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before funneling down into single track trails. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, runners will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. The loop course will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel. There are 5 road crossings along the course that will will be monitored for the safety of the runners. There is also a brief segment of road running after the first aid station (Anderson School).
4.2 Mile Course
The 4.2 mile course takes a stroll out of the quarry and into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a challenging climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views around the quarry are amazing, but you have to earn it. This is also the run course for the XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.
Aid Station #1 – Mile 4.8 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 9.2 (Southside Drive)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 13.1 (Finish Line)
Aid Station #1– Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)
There will be no aid stations on the course.
* Runners are strongly encouraged to carry their own form of hydration on the course.
Friday June 3, 2016
5:00 pm Packet Pickup at Riversports Outfitters Begins
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends
Saturday June 4, 2016
6:30 am Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry)
7:30 am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 am XTERRA Knoxville Half Marathon Starts
8:05 am XTERRA Knoxville 4 Mile Run Starts
TBD Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm Courses Close
Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards after the race.
Only the Half Marathon Receives XTERRA TN Trail Series Points
Age Groups – Top 3
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69 Men
70 – 74 Men
75 + Men
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 nearest aid station or timing booth at the finish line.
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.