XTERRA Panther Creek Half Marathon & 4.2 Mile Trail Race
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 am (course closes at 12:00 pm)
Location: Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Park Road
Morristown, TN 37814
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.
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.
Early – $35
Regular – $40
Late – $45
4.2 Mile Trail Race
Early – $30
Regular – $35
Late – $40
* Early Registration (thru 4/8/18) * Regular Registration (4/9/18 thru 7/1/18) * Late Registration (after 7/2/18)
* No race day registration.
Half Marathon Course
The half marathon course starts off on the same trails as the shorter trail race but then migrates to the more technical and scenic parts of the park. A good portion of the half marathon course runs along the shoreline of Cherokee Lake before tackling the lesser known areas of Panther Creek State Park when rolling hills give way to steady climbs.
4.2 Mile Course
Most of the run course resembles that of a cross country course. The most technical part of the run occurs near the halfway point after a wooden bridge crossing, but then gives way to open fields and rolling hills. A great course for beginner trail runners.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.
Aid Station #1 – Mile 4.75 (Sink Hole)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 10.1 (Spoone Recreation Area)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 13.1 (Finish Line)
Aid Station #1 – Mile 1.4 (Wooden Bridge)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 2.4 (Wooden Bridge)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)
* Runners are strongly encouraged to carry their own form of hydration on the course.
Friday July 27, 2018
5:00 pm Packet Pickup at Panther Creek Bike Shop Begins
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends
Saturday July 28, 2018
6:30 am Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park (Boat Ramp) Begins
7:30 am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 am XTERRA Panther Creek Half Marathon Starts
8:05 am XTERRA Panther Creek 4.2 Mile Trail Race Starts
11:00 am Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm Courses Close
Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards after the race.
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.