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Thank you for your participation and cooperation in able to complete many of our 2020 athletic events. As restrictions become more clear for future events, Endurance Sports Management will continue to keep you informed on how those limitations will affect events. As of December 2020, there are no size limitations in the locations where our events are staged and ALL RACES WILL BE HELD LIVE. Virtual option is being added for those who feel apprehensive about live events but still want to enjoy race swag and participating. Safety restrictions are still in place for all LIVE EVENTS and will be followed as we move forward. Please see our COVID SAFETY tab on the main ESM web page for specific details. (www.RaceESM.com)
Come enjoy the beauty of Tennessee's most popular state park. Cooler temps, shaded run course, and the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains are just a few of the attractions of the Fall Creek Falls Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Runs. Post-race snacks and music for all participants. Centrally located between Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Race start time is 8 AM Central Time.
New VIRTUAL entry available for those apprehensive about LIVE events or want a LOW COST option - $39 includes race shirt and finishers medal fufilled 2 weeks post event.
Aid Stations & Athlete Amenities - Aid stations will be "NO TOUCH". Cupsi of WATER & GATORADE will be at each of 5 stations on loop. ATHLETES ARE URGED TO CARRY A BOTTLE OR CONTAINER FOR RE-FILL. Volunteers will have gloves and masks & mandated not to touch athletes or anything an athlete has touched. Additional information and clarification will go out August 1st. TANK TOP SHIRTS, SUNGLASSES & FINISHER MEDAL/AWARD FOR EACH DISTANCE.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Packet pick up is Saturday, August 21 from 5:30 to 7 PM CST & Sunday, August 22 from 6 AM to 7:45 AM. Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM & 10K at 8 AM & 5K at 8:30 AM . Pre-event information will be sent to participants the week of the event. 5K Map link here -10K Map link here - Half Marathon Map Link Here - Routes begin & end through the Taft Village area and across Fall Creek Falls Dam - 5K does an out & back on paved path through woods to LEFT after Dam - Half Marathon & 10K route goes RIGHT after Dam & follows paved path & park roads past the Inn at Fall Creek Falls back to Dam and FINISH in Taft Village area. Half Marathon is TWO-LOOPS of paved bike trail / park road sections. Timing verification points will be along course. Aid stations each mile with water & Base Performance. Path route is completely shaded. Please stay on side of road marked with TRAFFIC CONES on the MAIN PARK ROAD of the course.
RACE LOCATION – Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, TN (please allow extra travel time – park is remote & rural but worth the trip!)
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers, top male and female Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50+). Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.
Endurance Sports Management has enabled event insurance for your consideration in the event you are unable to compete. Please review this option during the registration process.
Refund Policy - Endurance Sports Management has a NO REFUND policy. Insurance is available during the registration of each event. Please take advantage of this option should you wish to insure your entry fees.
Race entries are non-transferable between individuals.
Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. Endurance Sports Management in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first.
2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Endurance Sports Management and local officials
3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event.
4. Endurance Sports Management does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.
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