Secret City Half Marathon and 5K

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Secret City Half Marathon

$58 9:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST
703 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Secret City 5K

$33 9:15AM EST - 11:30AM EST
366 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
The Secret City Half Marathon & 5K Races

Oak Ridge, a bustling city created virtually overnight in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, was shrouded in secrecy for most of the 20th century; only appearing on maps in the mid-1960's.  Today, Oak Ridge is on the map as a thriving city rich in cultural and recreational opportunities not to mention the cutting edge science and technology research for which the city is internationally known! 


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Secret City Half Marathon & 5K
697 Melton Lake Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN

Secret City Half Marathon and 5K      Date: November 21, 2020

The half marathon route starts at the scenic Melton Lake Park peninsula. Enjoy 13.1 miles of mostly flat terrain.  Considered a great PR course!  Course runs along the beautiful Melton Lake then down by an operational quarry for a change of scenery. Continue along a serene tree-lined private road then wind through Oak Ridge.  Finish your race along the water's edge right back to the peninsula.  Course is USATF certified with certification # TN15066MS.

The 5K race route starts and finishes at the Melton Lake Park peninsula.  The course follows the water's edge along Melton Lake to Elza Gate Park then double back down the walking trail to the peninsula.  A very scenic, easy,  and enjoyable 5K run. Cert #: TN15077MS 


Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Have you been considering running a fall 5k or half marathon, but don't know where to start? 

The Knoxville Track Club would love to help you! Whether you're new to running, targeting a personal record race performance, or just looking to log miles with friends, we have a space for you in our upcoming Fall RunKNOX Training Program.

What do you get?
The "RunDOWN", our weekly email newsletter which outlines your training recommendations and provides educational insight into how to properly work to achieve your goals.

Access to all RunKNOX Workouts:

  • Core Strength training: Monday 6:15pm (Knoxville)
  • Speed workouts: Tuesday 6pm (Knoxville), Wednesday 5am (Knoxville),
  • Wednesday 5:30 pm (Oak Ridge)
  • Yoga: Thursday 6:15pm (Knoxville)
  • Long Runs: Saturday mornings (times/locations vary depending on season, weather, and local race schedule)

Only $10/week!

When does it start?
Fall session kicks off the week of August 12th in Knoxville and August 26th in Oak Ridge!

Extra Benefits!
Sign up for the race by August 26th and receive 10% off the training program! Email for the code.

Email them to

Need a hotel?

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oak Ridge has created a direct booking link for guests of your group. Please feel free to share this with any and all of your guests who may need overnight accommodations for your event. They simply need to hold CTRL then CLICK on one of the following links to our website. Once on the site simply scroll down and Click “SELECT ROOM” to receive their Special Rate and enter the required information to complete their reservation:

Secret City Half Marathon


As another option, guests may call the hotel direct at (865) 298-1990 and request a room under the group name “Secret City Half Marathon.” A valid credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation and the cut-off date for reservations to be made is Friday November 6, 2020.


The 2019 race pictures are up! Check out our Facebook page to see the photos!


Secret City Half Marathon & 5K
697 Melton Lake Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN

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