XTERRA Knoxville Trail Run

 


Overview

Registration Info

Registration Type before February 15th, 2016  before May 9th, 2016 until June 4th, 2016
Half Marathon Trail Run $30 $35 $40
4.2 Mile Trail Run $20 $25 $30

 

 

When:  June 4th, 2016 @ 8:00 am

Where: Ijams Nature Center – Knoxville, TN

What: XTERRA TN Trail Race

A portion of the race proceeds will go to benefit Ijams Nature Center. Please visit them at www.ijams.org for more information on how you can get involved.

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.

Race Information

Only two-miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. The newly completed project, championed by Legacy Parks Foundation, provides the perfect setting for XTERRA Knoxville with many miles of natural surface trails connecting five parks along with public and private lands.

The half marathon will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, runners will get plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. This singe loop course will take you through the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect mix of neighborhood backyard feel. The half marathon will take runners through all 5 parks and natural areas, while the 4 mile trail run highlights the wooded forest of Knoxville ending with a punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry.

XTERRA Knoxville Trail Races are part of the XTERRA Tennessee Trail Series. Runners will only receive series points for the half marathon race.

The Half Marathon and 4 Mile races are 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 are wanting to drop out of the race, they must inform the nearest aid station or timing booth.

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.

Half Marathon
Aid Station #1 – Mile 4.8 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 9.2 (Southside Drive)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 13.1 (Finish Line)

4.2 Mile
Aid Station #1– Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)
There will be no aid stations on the course.

Awards

Age Groups – Top 3

10 – 14
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65+ Women
65 – 69 Men
70 – 74 Men
75 + Men

T-Shirts for all who start
Finisher awards for all who finish

The awards ceremony will commence immediately after the last finishers of the half marathon race.

Accommodations

There are a few hotels all within a short drive from Ijams Nature Center. We are currently working on setting up group rates.

Knoxville Marriott (Official Hotel for XTERRA Knoxville)
501 Hill Avenue SE
Knoxville, TN 37915
865.637.1234
Click here for special event pricing

Hampton Inn & Suites
618 West Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
865.522.5400

Holiday Inn
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
865.522.2800

XTERRA Series Sponsors

 

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Course

Half Marathon Course

4.2 Mile Course

 


Directions

 

From Downtown Knoxville

Take the Henley Street Bridge South and turn left onto East Blount Avenue. Take East Blount Avenue for .2 miles and make your second right onto Sevier Avenue. Follow Sevier Avenue for .7 miles and make a left turn onto Island Home Avenue. Follow Island Home Avenue, which turns right by the entrance to Island Home Park. Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

Traveling I-40 East from Nashville

Continue on I-40 into Knoxville. Take James White Parkway exit 388A. Continue on two left lanes down James White Parkway. Cross over the TN River and take the Sevier Ave./Hillwood Drive exit. Turn Left onto Anita Drive which turns into Hillwood Drive. Turn Right onto Island Home Ave. (at bottom of hill). Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

Traveling I-40 West from Asheville

Continue on I-40 into Knoxville. Take exit 389 for Hall of Fame Drive. Immediately take exit 388A to James White Parkway. Continue on two left lanes down James White Parkway. Cross over the TN River and take the Sevier Ave./Hillwood Drive exit. Turn Left onto Anita Drive which turns into Hillwood Drive. Turn Right onto Island Home Ave. (at bottom of hill). Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

Results