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5K Run

$75 $50 9:00AM EDT
1,000 spots left. Registration Opens August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$75 $50 8:30AM EDT
1,000 spots left. Registration Opens August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Peaceful Side Social


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 (register early to guarantee your size)
  • 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
  • Wrist Band (your free entry into the Bigfoot Festival!)
Note: The week of the festival we will print shirts. We will print extras of each size, but if you register late you may not be guaranteed your choice of size, or we might be out of shirts and other swag entirely. So register early!
The 1 mile fun run will start at 8:30am, and the 5K will 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 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:

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 Bigfoot in the Smokies, 8215 TN-73 Suite A, 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

5K Course Map

Both races will start and finish in front of the Peaceful Side Social Brewery & Craft Kitchen, at 7967 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN, next to the giant Bigfoot. We'll start on the backroads behind the Peaceful Side, then turn onto the greenway, navigate a course that may or may not include a Sasquatch sighting, then return to the Peaceful Side and finish under the arch. The race will happen rain or shine, but we may delay if there are heavy thunderstorms -- gotta' keep Bigfoot safe out there!

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
The Mountain Monsters
R Scott Nelson

Bigfoot Is Training -- Are You?

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