Pigeon Forge Half Marathon/Relay/5K

Sat December 12 - Sat December 19 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 US Directions


12/12 7:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST


12/12 7:10AM EST - 9:00AM EST

2 Person Relay

12/12 7:00AM EST - 9:00AM EST
131 Island Dr
Pigeon Forge, TN US 37863


Date, Time, & Place: December 12, 2020.  Exact Start times Half Marathon & relay 7:00am, 5K will start at 7:20 am.   The time limit for the half marathon course is 3 hours, 30 minutes. Please note that due to terrain and location, this is not a walker-friendly course. 

Certified Course Info: this is NOT a certified course

Registration & Entry Fees (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS - NO EXCEPTIONS): Please note that volunteer and membership coupons are not allowed for this event! The decision to eliminate coupon use at the Pigeon Forge Half Marathon and 5K was discussed and approved by the KTC Board of Directors. The Pigeon Forge Half Marathon and 5K are KTC's premier fall event and eliminating coupons will help cover event costs including athlete amenities. KTC Members still receive a $5 discount and teams of 4 or more will receive a $5 discount by signing up as a group. Additionally, anyone choosing no shirt will receive a $5 discount. 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 knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com.

Reminder that the races will be on Dec 12, starting at 7am at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Half Marathon starts at 7:00. The 5K will start at 7:20 

Packet Pickup: We will have Friday night pickup in Pigeon Forge at the new city parking lot.  This is located below the Ripken Experience.  There is an entrance beside the Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton properties.  Another entrance to the lot is on Jake Thomas Blvd.  5:30-7:30p  Bibs can also be picked up race morning, 5:30-6:45 am in the Island (note: this will be outside at the stage by Ole Smoky Moonshine).  


Please note: Registration closes at 7:30pm on Friday, Dec 11th.  There is NO raceday registration.

  • Half Marathon:
  • Early registration 8/1 through 8/7  $35
  • 8/8 through 8/31 -> $50
  • 9/1 through 9/30 -> $55
  • 10/1 through 12/10 -> $65
  • Late Registration 12/11   $75
  • 2 Person Relay (Both Team Members Should Register and Price is Per Person)
  • Early registration 8/1 through 8/7  $30
    8/8 through 8/31 -> $40
    9/1 through 9/30 -> $45
    10/1 through 12/10 -> $55
  • Note that there is NO late registration for relay team! December 10 is the last chance to register.
  • 5K
  • Early registration 8/1 through 8/7  $25
    8/8 through 8/31 -> $30
    9/1 through 9/30 -> $35
    10/1 through 12/10 -> $45
    Late Registration 12/11  $50


Half Marathon Shirts: Sweatshirt (with hood)

5K Shirts: Long Sleeve T-Shirt (with hood)

Relay Shirts: Sweatshirt (with hood)

Hotel Deals:
Courtyard Pigeon Forge  $129-$299/night, reserve by Nov 26th


Team Competition: Only the Half Marathon is on Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. 

Awards: Awards for both the Half Marathon and the 5k will be presented to the top 3 Overall male/female, 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 division awards for both the Half Marathon and 5k are 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15 in the half marathon). Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony, they will not be mailed.   Awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations. Half Marathon and 5K Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.

5K Awards - 8:30 AM

Half Marathon and Relay Awards - 9:45 AM

*Awards ceremony times subject to change. 

Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points: 2020 Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points awarded. 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.                   

Information and Special Assistance Needs: For much more information, please contact KTC Events Manager Stephanie Bailey at knoxtrackevents@gmail.com.

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org or via the KTC App available in the Apple Store as well as the Google Play store.

Packet Pickups: There will be one Friday and Saturday in Pigeon Forge, more details to come later.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Join the growing list of sponsors now and receive exposure for your business for the maximum amount of time.  Great packages starting at only $250.  For more information contact KTC Executive Director, David  Black at knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com or at 865-556-5832.

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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Additional Info

Course Descriptions: The course closes in 3 Hrs 30 minutes

Aid/water stations: 2019 Aid Station locations TBD.

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course.

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org or by searching for Knoxville Track Club's free app in iTunes or Google Play.

Questions? Contact KTC Events Manager, Stephanie Bailey at knoxtrackevents@gmail.com or KTC Executive Director, David Black at knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com 

Sponsorship Opportunities Great packages starting at only $250. They all include two or more free entries. Get on board now and receive recognition for several months! For more information: contact David Black at 865-556-5832.

The Knoxville Track Club is a 501C3 organization serving the East Tennessee region. Our mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking.

KTC offers road and trail races, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, the RunKNOX training program, youth development programming, and several social activities throughout the year. 

Healthy living, health community - one step at a time.


We are working with local hotels to offer special rates for runners  Below are the options:

Courtyard Pigeon Forge $129-299/night


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