XTERRA Panther Creek Trail Run
|Registration Type||before April 11th, 2016||before July 4th, 2016||until July 30th, 2016|
|Half Marathon Trail Run||$30||$35||$40|
|4.5 Mile Trail Run||$20||$25||$30|
When: July 30th, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Where: Panther Creek State Park – Morristown, TN
What: XTERRA TN Trail Race
A portion of the race proceeds will go to benefit Panther Creek State Park. Please visit them at www.friendsofpanthercreek.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.
Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents a rural playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the State Park, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Panther Creek will take participants through the landscape and rugged hills of East Tennessee while exploring this magnificent park.
The 4.5 mile course resembles that of a cross country race and is very beginner friendly. The half marathon will take runners deep into the rugged terrain of Panther Creek State Park for what promises to be a race you will not want to miss. Winding through the park, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit.
XTERRA Panther Creek 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.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.
Aid Station #1 – TBD
Aid Station #2 – TBD
Aid Station #3 – TBD
Aid Station #1– Mile 4.5 (Finish Line)
There will be no aid stations on the course.
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 – 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.
Primitive camping is included with your registration in the group camping area of Panther Creek State Park for Friday night. RV sites and cabins are available through the Panther Creek State Park Campground. For more information please visit:
There are a few hotels within a short drive from Panther Creek State Park. We are currently working on setting up group rates.
5984 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814
3750 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814
XTERRA Series Sponsors
Half Marathon Course
As soon as this course is finalized we will share the maps and details.
4.5 Mile Course
Traveling I-40 East from Nashville
Take I-40 into Knoxville to exit 394 for US-11E/US-25W/US-70. Turn left onto US-11E. Head North for approximately 30 miles until TN-342 W. Turn left onto TN-342 W/Panther Creek Road and go 2.4 miles to park entrance. The boat dock entrance is located past the main entrance on the right hand side of the road. After turning at your next right, follow the road to the water.
Traveling I-40 West from Asheville
Take I-40 towards Knoxville. Take exit 412 to merge onto I-81 N towards Bristol. After 3.8 miles take exit 4 for TN-341 W. Take TN-341 W for a half mile and turn right onto TN-66/Valley Home Road for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto TN-342 W/Alpha Valley Home Road for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Air Park Blvd. for 1.8 miles and then a right onto US-11E for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto TN-342 W/Panther Creek Road and go 2.4 miles to park entrance. The boat dock entrance is located past the main entrance on the right hand side of the road. After turning at your next right, follow the road to the water.