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DATE TIME PLACE: Friday evening, October 12, 2018, 7:15 pm. KIDS TRAIL RACE 6:45 pm. Starts/finishes at the NORTH parking lot of I.C. King Park on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville (the parking area close to the railroad tracks, not the south gated entrance as in years past).
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This roughly 7-8 mile course will utilize nearly every bit of trail within the park. Numerous rolling hills will be encountered, along with stretches of more rhythmic singletrack along the lakeside. There will be either one or two aid stations. NOTE: This is a night race. Trails will be well marked but not illuminated. You will be required to use a flashlight or headlamp. Sunset 7:04 pm. Course closes 9:30 pm.
DIRECTIONS: I.C. King Park is located off Alcoa Highway (US 129) south of Knoxville between John Sevier Highway and Maloney Road, this 190-acre county park lies on the shores of the Tennessee River. There are plans for an entirely new access to the park from the northeast, at which time the existing parking lots and driveways will be closed, so stay tuned as to which access area will be used for the race.
REGISTRATION AND FEES (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Fee: $15.00 for pre-registration and online registration. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. KTC volunteer coupons accepted. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. NOTE: Day of Race registration $20.00. Kids $5.00 anytime ($10 with shirt.)
T-SHIRTS: Special limited edition T-shirts will be printed for the series. This is the same shirt as at all other Treadin’ Trodden Trails races; one shirt per runner PER SEASON please. Taking multiple shirts minimizes monies we are able to donate to trail friendly causes..
SPECIAL 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 2019 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.
RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org
COURSE ETIQUETTE: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct or is abusive to volunteers. Due to insurance regulations, no headsets, earphones, bicycles, baby strollers, roller blades or pets on the course.
SAFETY: Aid and water stations will be provided, but in an effort to be greener, we require all runners to carry their own water. This means no cups at aid stations. If you don't own a handheld, consider purchasing one. Otherwise a basic water bottle will be provided. We also strongly recommend that anyone sensitive to insect stings or bites carry their own medication. Finally, we urge that everyone do some pre-race training offroad, as there is no substitute for experience. We want you to have a good time. AND DO NOT FORGET YOUR FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP; YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO START THE RACE WITHOUT ONE.
PARKING: Since we're at the north parking area, the road in and out won't be anywhere near as big a problem, but we still encourage carpooling. And keep in mind that you'll be exiting onto Alcoa Highway after the race in the dark. Police protection will be on hand, but still use caution.
INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact race director Andrea Ludwig 865.306.3115 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info 865.548.4718
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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