2022 Ober Uphill 5k: Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains

Sat September 24, 2022 Directions

Ober Uphill 5k

$40 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after September 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Run to the top and get a free ride down on the Aerial Tramway with your race bib!  Runners will also be able to drop a bag to be transported to the finish line in the sweep car.

Date, Time and Place: Saturday, Sept 24, 2022, at 9:00 AM starting at Ober Gatlinburg's downtown parking lot. START LAT: 35.708850, LNG: -83.523570

Course Description:  The Ober Uphill 5K will begin at Ober Gatlinburg downtown parking area and run Ski Mountain Road to Ober Gatlinburg. It is all uphill. This is a true bucket list race. This road running race consists of a 1358' ascent, making the course 84% uphill, 12.5% downhill, and 3.5% flat.  For exact details:  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/561254 

Sponsors: A special thank you to Puzzled for being a longtime sponsor and continuing to support the Ober Uphill 5K. We would also like to thank Pepsi for supplying post-race refreshments, and HiColor Graphics for donating the sponsor signs along the route! Thank you for supporting this run and The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.

Registration Fees (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Registration is $40 in advance (before Sept. 1)and $45 after Sept. 2. Packet pickup will be available at 8:00 AM the day of the race.

T-shirts: Unisex sized t-shirts for participants. Pre-registered through August 31 will receive them on race day. Please note anyone registering after August 31 will receive shirts while supplies last. Once inventory runs out on RunSignUp.com, there will be no more shirts. We will not re-order.

Awards: Awards will be presented in the outdoor Ober Biergarten on the Pepsi stage immediately following the conclusion of the race! *We will NOT mail out awards. Medals will be presented to the KING and QUEEN of the Mountain (overall top male and female), as well as top 3 finishers in each age group (co-ed, 10 year increments). Overall winners (KING and QUEEN) will not be eligible for age division awards. Age divisions: <19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time.

Post-Race Refreshments: Participants are encouraged to attend the post race events at Ober Gatlinburg.  Ober Gatlinburg will be celebrating OktOBERfest so please plan on staying, as the fun will continue after the race! Refreshments at the finish have been donated by Pepsi. 

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC app (available in iTunes and Google Play Store) immediately as well as on the website at www.ktc.org.

Donations:  At the time of registration/check out, we will be asking you to sponsor a child for a day ($6), a Week ($23), a Month ($100), the Summer ($400), the School Year ($800), OR the Entire Year ($1200). Your donation will DIRECTLY affect the youth of Sevier County! The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains works to provide a safe, nurturing space and meals for school aged kids. The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains offers kids mentorship, opportunities to excel and extra attention children may not otherwise receive.  Last year our 5 local clubs served 1,800 students and served more than 225,000 meals!

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