Skip to main content
Sat May 4, 2024 Directions
Countdown to Race Day

Events

5K Run

$75 $50 9:00AM EDT
478 spots left. Registration ends May 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$75 $50 9:00AM EDT
478 spots left. Registration ends May 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

Peaceful Side Social

Description

Race, run, walk, or crawl the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot 5K (or 1 mile!) in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!
5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk starts at the Peaceful Side Social and features the best swag in the history of Bigfoot 5Ks - you thought last year was good, this year is even 'Squatchier!! 
Swag Bag Includes:
  • Bigfoot T-shirt
  • Medal (yes, genuine Bigfoot-kissed metal!)...if you finish!
  • Bigfoot Lanyard (as if you needed any more style!) on that medal!
  • Cool Headband
  • Race Bib (which doubles as your free entry into the Bigfoot Festival!)
The 5K and 1 mile fun run start at 9:00 am, with full support along the way and a guaranteed good time! You might even (okay, you almost certainly will) experience a 'Squatch sighting along the course! After the race, stick around for the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival. Live music, vendors, food trucks, Bigfoot competitions, special guests, family-fun zone, and much much more (including the return of SlashSquatch! and introducing Bigtoeven)
Due to insurance regulations, we can't have pets in either race. Strollers or wagons are only allowed on the 1 mile fun run.
Your race entry includes parking for the festival (a $25 savings) and free entry to the event. If you move your car after the race, you'll be asked to pay $25 for parking. Your non-running companions will need to pay the $15 entry fee (or $10 advance purchase) -- get your family their tickets in advance and save time at the entrance gate here: https://www.thebigfest.com/

Packet Pickup Info

Here's your opportunity to pick up your race bib and awesome swag. Avoid the craziness and get your swag before race morning - and thank you!
  1. Friday Evening May 3rd, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Cades Cove Jeep Outpost, 8205 TN-73, Townsend, TN 37882
  2. Saturday Morning May 4th (Race morning!), 7am to 8:45am at the Peaceful Side Social, 7967 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
We won't be shipping any swag, and we can't hold it for late pickup, so get your goodies before the race!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Bigfoot5kandFunRun.

Need tickets for your non-runner family and friends? Feeling like a VIB?

You're already getting parking and Bigfoot Festival entry with your bib, but do you have non-runner family and friends who are joining you at the festival? Save time at the entrance to the festival and pre-purchase their tickets, then just bring your QR code and they'll scan you all right in.

 

Also, are you feeling like a VIB (Very Important Believer)? Friday night before the Bigfoot 5K and Festival is the VIB night at the Tennessee Smokies Stadium -- you can get your VIB tickets at the same link. What is VIB night you ask?

Your VIB ticket gets you entry to the Tennessee Smokies baseball game, an exclusive VIB shirt, access to our special guests, food, beverages, and hopefully the time of your life!

Special Guests Include:

Ron Morehead
Ronny LeBlanc
Russell Acord
Jim Bordwine
Turtleman
The Mountain Monsters
R Scott Nelson
Slashsquatch

Bigfoot Is Training -- Are You?

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Directions

Peaceful Side Social

Facebook

Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.