Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic 5K and Firecracker Kids Mile

Mon July 3, 2023


5K Run

9:00PM EDT - 10:15PM EDT

Kid's Mile

8:00PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


The Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic 5K is a summer tradition that continues this in 2023!

Date, Time & Place: Monday July 3rd, 2023, Little Firecracker Mile-8:00pm, 5K-9:00pm, Neyland Dr

Kickoff your 4th of July festivities with a fast 5k on Neyland Drive - it's the Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic 5k and Little Firecracker Mile! 

Course Description: Runners will start in the east bound lane of Neyland Dr, just west of Joe Johnson Dr, and run out before returning in the east bound lane, finishing just before Joe Johnson Dr. Little Firecracker Mile will be an out and back on Neyland Dr.  THERE WILL BE NO WATERSTOP ON COURSE!!  Please plan accordingly, this race has been known to be warm.  Course certification number is TN10099MS

Registration and Entry Fee (No refunds or bib transfers): Early Bird Pricing through 4/9-$25, 4/10-6/18-$30, late registration 6/19-7/3-$35. Cost for 17 and under is $25 until 6/18 and then goes up to $35 for late and day-of registration.  Little Firecracker fee is $10 through 6/18, then $15 6/19-7/3.  Only one coupon may be used at a time.  No discounts on day-of registration. 

Packet Pickup: Early pickup Saturday, July 1, 10am-12noon, Runner's Market. Race day packet pickup will be in front of Brehm Animal Science Building off of Joe Johnson Dr on UT Ag campus from 7pm-8:45pm. 

Shirts: Adults shirts will be unisex in size; Kids will receive a shirt and finisher's medal. Shirt order will be placed on June 14.  To ensure your correct shirt size, please register before June 23. Sizes can be exchanged after the race if supplies are available. When the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders. 

Results: Results will be posted on Run Signup after the race. 

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.) Awards ceremony following race.  Awards will not be mailed. All kids finishing the Little Firecracker Mile will receive a finisher's medal. 

Grand Prix Points and Team Competition presented by Patdome Promotions: The Pilot Fireball Classic is on the 2023 Team Competition schedule. 2023 Grand Prix Points awarded for overall, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, clydesdale, athena, and age group categories. Grand Prix point are awarded to winners in these categories and points accumulate throughout the year. 

Post Race Refreshments: Assorted refreshments will be provided post race in the event tent. 

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The 5K course closes in 1 hour and 15 minutes. KTC discourages the use of headphones at events.

Information or Special Assistance: Please contact Race Director, Hannah Foust hannah.m.foust@gmail.com or KTC Events Manager Stephanie Bailey, at knoxtrackevents@gmail.com

KTC Safety Policy: The Knoxville Track Club Board of Directors has approved an Event Safety Policy, viewable here: Weather Policy. Please familiarize yourself with it.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ktc.org/RaceFireball.html.


UT Vet School
2407 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996

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