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Sat February 17, 2024 Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 US Directions
Experience the Countryside


USATF Certified Course: TN15005MS

Half Marathon

8:00AM EST - 11:15PM EST
Open to ages 15 - 100.
USATF Certified Course: TN15006MS


8:00AM EST - 11:15PM EST


2024 Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10K

Presented by Eddie's Health Shoppe & ZenEvo Chocolate

The Strawberry Plains Half Marathon has been named the 2024 Tennessee State Half Marathon Championship! In partnership with the RRCA, the Knoxville Track Club will be crowning the state half marathon champion in the following age categories: 
Open Male and Female
40+ Male and Female
50+ Male and Female
60+ Male and Female

Also Featuring:
Unique Finisher Medals for all Finishers
Long Sleeve Hooded Shirt for 10K Participants
Sweatshirt for Half Marathon Participants


Date, Time, & Place:

Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:00 am
The Half Marathon & 10K run concurrently and start and finish at Rush Strong School (3081 W Old Andrew Johnson Hwy, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee 37871).  Directions: From Knoxville, take I-40 East and take Exit 394 (11E/25W/70). Turn left off the exit ramp and head east for 6 miles. Bear Left on Hwy 11E. Go 3.25 miles and turn left on Old Andrew Johnson Hwy. (Eastview Memorial Gardens will be on your right). Go 0.8 miles to the school. The address is 3081 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. Parking is available at the school and the First Baptist Church located across the street.  Please follow the parking attendants.

Course Description and Highlights

USATF certified (Half: TN15005MS - Click for .gpx)(10k: TN15006MS). A scenic and rolling course through the beautiful countryside of Jefferson County in East Tennessee.  It meanders through the Holston River Valley with views of Clinch and House Mountain. Unlike the Half Marathon, the 10K course is a mostly flat, out and back course with only a few climbs. The course is open to traffic and therefore headphones are strongly discouraged .
The Half Marathon is not a walker friendly course. Course will close after 3 hours and 30 minutes. No exceptions. No runners under the age of 15 allowed in the half marathon.

Registration & Entry Fee (No Refunds & No Transfers): 

Early Registration begins at 12:00am on Tuesday August 1, 2023 and ends 11:59pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
The early registration fee is $55 for the Half Marathon and $40 for the 10K.
Regular Registration begins at 12:00am on Friday, September 1, 2023 and ends 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
The regular registration fee is $60 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 10K.
Late Registration begins at 12:00am on Thursday, February, 2024 and ends 11:59pm Friday, February 16, 2024.
The late registration fee is $65 for the Half Marathon and $55 for the 10K. 
Day-Of Registration begins at 12am on Saturday February 17, 2024 and ends at 7:45am on February 17 2024.
The day-of registration fee is $70 for the Half Marathon and the $60 for the 10K.
 Discounts on Registration: 
No Shirt Discount: Deduct $5 (Available anytime)
KTC Member Discount: Save $5 (Available anytime)
Team Discount: Save $5 (Available until Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:59pm) per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more.  
Other Coupons & Vouchers: (Available until Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:59pm)  
Please email for more information.

Packet /Bib Pickup

Race Morning: Packet/Bib pickup will be available from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. race morning in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School.
Optional Early Pickup:  Thursday, February 15 - 5:30pm to 7:30 pm - Dicks House of Sport

Race Shirts:

Availability: Please note KTC's T-shirt Policy:  Participants registering before 11:59pm on February 7, 2024 will receive their selected shirt at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering AFTER February 7, 2024 will receive shirts as supplies last. The T-shirt order will be placed on February 8, 2024 and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders. 
Half Marathon Shirt Style: crew neck sweatshirt
10K Shirt Style: long sleeve hooded-shirt
Please note: if you switch from 10k to half, or half to 10k, you are not guaranteed a shirt in the new distance that you switched to, if it is after order date.  You will also not be refunded the difference.
Post Race Refreshments: There will be country style breakfast.

Awards and Results:

Overalls & Specialty Awards: Awards for both the Half Marathon and the 10K will be presented to the following:
  • Top 3 overall Male and Female
  • Top Male and Female Masters (over the age of 40; not limited to 40-49)
  • Top Male and Female Grand Masters (over the age of 50; not limited to 50-59)
  • Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (over the age of 60; not limited to 60-69)
  • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 200 Lbs+) and Athena (Female 150 Lbs+).
       *Overall and other specialty award recipients are ineligible for age group awards. 
Age Group Award: Awards for both the Half Marathon and 10K are 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15 in the half marathon). Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony - awards will not be mailed.  
All Finishers: Half Marathon and 10K Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Team Competition:
Both Half Marathon and 10k are on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit for details. Teams must register before 11:59pm on Friday, February 16, 2024.
Grand Prix Points:
2024 Grand Prix points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Results can be viewed using the Results tab located above. Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at   

Other Information:

Race Etiquette:
The course closes in 3 hours, 30 minutes.  Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The use of headphones and other personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this event. To enjoy all that the event has to offer and for the safety of all participants, KTC encourages a headphone-free environment during our events. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our events. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. 
Refund Policy:
No refunds are provided for this event.
For information on this and other KTC events, please contact Race Director Chris Meadows,, or the KTC Event Manager at

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.


Rush Strong School
3081 W Old Andrew Johnson Hwy
Strawberry Plains, TN US 37871

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