Sat May 7, 2022 Directions

5K Run

9:00AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

9:00AM EDT
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk starting at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, featuring the best swag in the history of Bigfoot 5Ks - you thought last year was good, this year is even 'Squatchier!! Race, run, walk, or crawl 5K (or 1 mile!) and take home:

  • Medal (yes, genuine Bigfoot-kissed metal!)
  • Bigfoot Tee (relaxed fit, crazy comfy!)
  • Bigfoot Socks (guaranteed appropriate for any occasion!)
  • Bigfoot Lanyard (as if you needed any more style!)
  • ...all provided in a Bigfoot Bag (you'll want to cram even more Bigfoot swag in there!)
  • and...who knows what else we'll come up with? (hint, sunglasses maybe...)

The 5K and 1 mile fun run start at 9:00am, with full support along the way and a guaranteed good time. You might even (OK you almost certainly will!) experience a 'Squatch sighting along the course! After the race, stick around for the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival - We'll have live music, vendors, food trucks, Bigfoot competitions (I don't even know what that means yet!), famous Bigfoot researchers, chainsaw carving artisans, and much much more (including an exciting sighting of a bunch diminutive rock star giants!)

Important note on parking: Your race entry includes parking for the Festival (a $20 savings), unless you move your car, so leave your car parked where it is and walk or take the free shuttle to the festival. Again, if you move your car, you'll be asked to pay that $20 for parking. It's a quick stroll down the same path that you run on, so take your cooldown walk & enjoy the festivities, or catch the shuttle if you're whipped from the run! Your Bigfoot Lanyard will get you free entry to the festival too - your non-running companions will need to pay the $5 entry fee. 

Due to insurance regulations we can't have pets in either race, and strollers or wagons are only allowed on the 1 mile fun run. 

Packet Pickup Info

You have three opportunities to pick up your race bib and swag. Avoid the craziness and get your swag before race morning - and thank you!

  1. Thursday Evening May 5th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Smoky Mountain Axe House, 113 N Calderwood St, Alcoa, TN 37701
  2. Friday Evening May 6th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Cades Cove Jeep Outpost, 8205 TN-73, Townsend, TN 37882
  3. Saturday Morning May 7th (Race morning!), 7am to 8:45am at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882

We won't be shipping any swag, and we can't hold it for late pickup, so get your goodies before the race!

Bigfoot Swag Reveal!
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