North Boundary Virtraverse Half Marathon/10k RunAnytime

Sat September 5 - Sat September 12 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 US Directions
Events

North Boundary Trail 10k

7:00AM EDT - 8:00PM EDT

North Boundary Kids Trail Mile

7:00AM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ktc.org/TrailRacing.html#NorthBoundary.

Place
Oak Ridge Highway
35.977142, -84.337337
Oak Ridge, TN US 37830
Description

NORTH BOUNDARY VIRTRAVERSE

IMPORTANT NOTICE - As much as we want to return to "real" racing, we still feel it necessary, out of an abundance of caution regarding public health and safety, to offer one more race in our Treadin' Trodden Trails 2020 Series as a semi-virtual, Run Anytime event. Once again we'll mark the course and leave it marked from Saturday morning, September 5 at 7:00am through Saturday evening, September 12 at 8:00pm. We'll be checking the markings daily. The same procedure will be in effect: Run the course anytime you want during daylight hours, email your time to us, and we'll maintain a leader board throughout the week (although points will NOT be awarded toward the TTT Grand Prix.) Run it (or the other distance) again (and again) if you want to compete with your time or someone else's, or if you simply have so much fun that you can't stand it.

DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday, September 5, 2020. 7:00 am through Saturday,  September 12, 2020, 8:00 pm.  Oak Ridge Turnpike just west of Wisconsin Avenue.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Both the rollicking half marathon course and equally fun 10k course will traverse a combination of singletrack trail and jeep road. Hills will be available. More than one.  Maybe more than two.

North Boundary Half Marathon course turn by turn (approx 13 miles)
• Parking: Main gravel lot on Oak Ridge Turnpike just west of Wisconsin Ave. **Note - parking can get pretty busy on weekend afternoons
• (35.977142, -84.337337)
• Start: Yellow gate
• Proceed ENE on mown trail parallel to Turnpike to Wisconsin Ave entrance
• Enter woods, immediate right on Boulder Trail, up Boulder (take selfie with the boulder)
• Left at top onto gravel road, follow for about 0.5 miles to Gallaher Trail entrance on left
• Down Gallaher trail to bottom, right on gravel, then WSW on gravel for ~2.5 miles
• Cross Bridge on gravel (take selfie) then 1.5 miles to yellow gate at West Entrance parking
• [NOTE-West parking lot is good for water drop on a hot day – less than 3 miles by road from start and 7.5 miles into the run]
• Gate is turnaround, but on return, go into meadow/woods on left almost immediately. Then Trail will climb through woods. At fork, go left for a short out and back to Wheat Monument, and take selfie with Monument.
• Retrace steps back to the fork, but stay left up McKinney Ridge, then down to gravel to bridge.
• After bridge, stay right on gravel to quarry and go right on trail on south side of quarry. (Selfie with quarry)
• Trail will end at gravel – continue east on gravel, then left on Big Oak Trail to Wisconsin Ave.
• (you will pass Sinkhole, then Boulder trail, before exiting woods)
• Right on mown trail back to gate and finish
North Boundary 10k course turn by turn (approx 6 miles)
• Parking: Main gravel lot on Oak Ridge Turnpike just west of Wisconsin Ave **Note that parking can get pretty busy on weekend afternoons
• (35.977142, -84.337337)
• Start: Yellow gate
• Proceed ENE on mown trail parallel to Turnpike to Wisconsin Ave entrance
• Enter woods, immediate right on Boulder Trail, up Boulder
• Left at top onto gravel road, follow for about 0.5 miles to Gallaher Trail entrance on left
• Down Gallaher trail to bottom, right on gravel, then left at bottom to circle the south side of the quarry. Quarry trail will end at gravel – continue east on gravel, then left on Big Oak Trail to Wisconsin Ave. (you will pass Sinkhole, then Boulder trail, before exiting woods)
• Right on mown trail, WSW, back to gate and finish

REGISTRATION AND FEES (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Fee: $20.00 for pre-registration and online registration. KTC discount accepted. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. Kids Run fee $5.00 any time.

SPECIAL SERIES REGISTRATION OFFER: Sign up online for Nine for $109 race series and SAVE BIG! Details at www.ktc.org  Expired 1/12/2020.

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.  A post-race shirt distribution will take place the week after the race and runners will be notified of the time and place.

GRAND PRIX POINTS:  Because of the unusual nature of this race, no Grand Prix points will be awarded.

RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org and on Webscorer.com

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: No aid or water stations will be provided due to the ongoing pandemic.  Runners are urged to carry their own supplies. 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.

INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact race director John Storey at 865.567.5374 or jmstorey@comcast.net. More race and Treadin' Trodden Trails series info available at 865.548.4718. Volunteer info and signup available on Runsignup.com Volunteer info and signup available on Runsignup.com.  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!

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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