Misc Race Details

This is a cup free race. Runners provide their own hydration containers/systems.

This is a NON lighted course. Runners provide their own lighting system.

Seasonal Hazards:
Yellow jackets. If you are allergic to their stings, be sure to bring an EpiPen or whatever treatment you might need. During the summertime, there can be LOTS of ticks (tiny and big). Also chiggers. (Bring insect repellent. Check your body carefully.) Also poison ivy and snakes (including poisonous). Hopefully all these pesky critters and plants will have gone dormant with the cooler fall weather and not be an issue like they can be during the spring/summer. Bears have been observed training on the course. However, no Bigfoots or Sasquatch have been sighted yet!

Non-Runner Support:
Parking and non-runner support is VERY limited! We welcome you to bring your family and /or crew, but please don’t invite your entire running club to come cheer you on. If each one of them will sign up for one or more volunteer slots, you are welcome to bring everyone you can! ☺

Without volunteers, this event wouldn’t happen. Please encourage all your friends/family/etc to come support you and event for at least one or more time slots. Especially the hardest ones to fill early on and during the night. They will score volunteer credits that can be used for future Life Wide Open events, in the online stores, or gifted. Here is the link with all the details. A huge thanks!

Family Activities:
There are things for children and family members to do. The camp has a game area, corn hole, and lake activities — paddleboating and canoeing. The lake is stocked with bass, blue gill and catfish. (All catfish are catch and release.) You may fish with a valid Tennessee fishing license. Bring your own fishing gear.

We will provide the Sunday post race finisher's dinner at the lodge. It is free for the runners who sleected it during their registration. Additonal meal tickets can be prepurchased during the online registration process for crew and families. They can also be purchased here.

Child Care:
Not provided.

Restroom facilities inside the lodge and port-a-johns near the start/finish, and on the east side of the lake (near the RV parking).

Available in cabins (look for signs or ask staff)

Electric outlets:
None on course. Charging center in the check-in tent (unsupervised)

Cell phone service:
Most services usually work, but not guaranteed.

Internet Access:
None. Enjoy being unplugged.

Physical Therapist/Medical:
Available on-site free of charge (Friday – Sunday) – tip jar donations greatly appreciated

Gear Swap Table:
Available in the check-in tent

Nearest Stores:
Convenience stores Crab Orchard – 6 miles, Walmart (24 hr) Rockwood – 10 miles, Crossville – 17 miles

None….but if you sign up, you agree that you are responsible for planning your training, gear, hydration, and fueling. Your lack of preparation or running knowledge is NOT the race director’s, volunteers, or anyone else’s fault. You should know how to doctor basic running injuries….like blisters. Come prepared.

If you sign up, you agree to READ the written information and the emails from the director AND you agree not to whine. We will be encouraging and helpful. However we will not hold your hand or have volunteers every 10 yards holding supplies for you, giving you a hug, tending to your every wish, and offering a teddy bear to console you. This event is called an "Endurance Challenge" for a reason! If it were easy, everyone would do it.☺

There will likely be changes that are made before, during, and/or after the event. Thank you in advance for your understanding, cooperation, and support.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any additional questions that are NOT answered in this website, please email us via this website contact portal here. As soon as we are able, we will reply.

Last, but not least……..
We are all here to have a great time. Do your best perfect weather and good health dance, and get ready for a running PAR-TAY!!!

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