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Date, Time, & Place: Sunday, February 17th, TRAIL RACE STARTS AT 7:00 AM, ROAD RACE STARTS AT 8:00 am at the Whitestone Inn on Watts Bar Lake. Directions: From I-75 South take Exit 72 south of Lenoir City. Turn right off the exit and go west 9 miles Turn right on Paint Rock Rd. just after the Hwy 322 juncture. Entrance is 4 miles on the right. From I-40W, take exit 352 and go south on Hwy 58. Go 6 miles to Hwy. 72E and turn left. Go 5 miles to Paint Rock Road and turn left and proceed 4 miles to the Inn.
Course Description and Highlights (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): USATF Road Certified TN16002MS. A lovely, rolling, scenic and rural course that runs through the countryside. Downhill start means uphill finish! This is a rural route and runners should be aware that there are some unleashed dogs along the course. This is NOT a walker-friendly course. The course time limit for the road race is 4 hours and for the trail race 5 hours and will be strictly enforced. NO EXCEPTIONS. The road course is open to traffic and is subject to the KTC Headphone Policy. Participants caught by a race official wearing headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results. This policy applies to any race event run on a course open to traffic.
****NEW THIS YEAR ***** The beautiful trails on the Whitestone property provide for a new addition: a 30k Trail and 30k Trail Relay (and will likely run a bit short of 30k in total mileage). Just like our road friends trails will be rolling and of course lovely!
Lodging: For reservations at one of the Whitestone Inn's 20 beautiful rooms, call (888) 247-2464 or go to www.whitestoneinn.com (Book early!). Runners receive a 10% discount on the room rate if you mention you are running KTC's Whitestone 30K.
Registration & Entry Fee: Please note new pricing structure! Only one coupon (in addition to the KTC Discount) may be used for this event. The new pricing structure is in place to cover event costs. We appreciate your support of this decision as KTC Staff and Organizers want to continue this event in the future. Questions? Please contact KTC Executive Director David Black at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early registration fee is $45 through January 28 for the 30K and $25 PER RUNNER for the 30K Relay. Late registration is $50 from January 29 through February 16 at 7pm and $30 PER RUNNER for the 30K Relay. No t-shirt – deduct $5 anytime. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. NO EXCEPTIONS. No refunds and no bib transfers.
Shirts: Runners will receive a running singlet. Singlets will be gender specific. Please note our shirt policy: Anyone registering after February 5 at 10:00 AM will receive shirts while supplies last. When the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system then there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Volunteering: We value volunteerism highly. Runners can take their participation in the KTC TTT series to the next level by volunteering! Not only does the success of each trail race depend on our great community of volunteers, but volunteerism is required for placement in the esteemed Grand Prix Rankings. In order to qualify for a Grand Prix award, runners must also volunteer for a minimum of 3 events.
Each trail race has opportunities for both folks running in the event and those preferring to provide support during the race. Volunteer positions can be found and selected on the respective race page on Runsignup.com. No experience is necessary and one might argue that volunteering is more fun than running. Come out, support the community and secure your place in the Grand Prix hierarchy!
Training: Looking for a structured training program? Check out KTC's RunKNOX program! The Winter Training Program is underway! Experience individualized programming in a group setting for $10/week! Participants recieve a weekly RunDOWN with program information, Tuesday night runs, Thursday night core/yoga, and Saturday morning long runs. Click here for more information!
Awards: Awards to the top 3 Overall, top Masters (As defined by fastest person age 40 and above, not limited to 40-49) Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 50 and above, not limited to 50-59), Senior Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 60 and above, not limited to 60-69) male and female. Awards to the top 3 in each age group as well as Overall Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs.) and Overall Athena (Women over 150 lbs.) Age divisions begin with 15-19 (no runners under 15 please), then 5 year increments to 80+. Overall winners are not eligible for age division awards. Awards are based on gun time per USATF regulations. Prizes not picked up on race day will be available at Eddie's Health Shoppe for two weeks following the event. Awards will not be shipped.
Grand Prix Points: Individual 2019 Grand Prix Presented by Threds points awarded to 30K participants. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, you must be a member of the KTC and you must volunteer for at least 3 events. Treadin' Trodden Trails Grand Prix points (i.e., 100-90-80, etc.) will also be awarded for the 30k Trail Race.
SPECIAL TRAIL SERIES AWARDS: Points will be awarded for overall finish (and volunteerism) at each of the TTT Series races. Top point earners at the end of the series (five each male / female and < 40 / 40+) will receive TTT Series awards. Overall top male and female and top male and female masters qualify for free entry to the entire 2020 Treadin' Trodden Trails racing season. In order to qualify for a series award, an individual must be a current KTC member and volunteer at a minimum of three Treadin’ Trodden Trails events. Point totals accrue in a maximum of eight series events.
Post Race Celebration: Join us for a buffet brunch provided by the Whitestone Inn for participants. Friends and family may purchase additional buffet tickets for $15.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The course closes in 4 hours. The road course is an open course with narrow winding roads and headphones are PROHIBITED. Participants caught wearing headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results.
Results: Complete results will be available on RunSignUp results immediately and on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org within 48 hrs.
KTC Safety Policy:
KTC’s mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.
The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.
Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.
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