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THIS IS A LIVE RACE ON APRIL 10 WITH A VIRTUAL OPTION FROM MARCH 22 - APRIL 10.
THE VIRTUAL RACE WILL BE STAGED FROM 12:01 AM MONDAY MARCH 22 UNTIL 11:59 PM SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2021. THE TRADITIONAL 5K RACE WILL BE STAGED AT 7:45 AM SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2021.
THE VIRTUAL EVENTS MAY BE RAN ANYWHERE FROM MARCH 22, 2021 UNTIL APRIL 10, 2021.
THE TRADITIONAL 5K RUN AND 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK STAGED IN EVERETT PARK APRIL 10, 2021.
This is the 1st Event of the 2021 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running (held in person on April 10 or virtual between March 22 - April 10). 2nd Event - Scholars Run, July 31. 3rd Event - Reindeer Run, December 5. Those participating in ALL THREE events will be eligible for Triple Crown cash awards, door prizes, and a special memento. If you are unable to participate in ALL THREE events, you still have a chance at winning the great Triple Crown door prizes worth a minimum of $50 each if you participate in the Reindeer Run and at least one of the other two Triple Crown events. You are eligible whether you participate in the 5K Run or the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.
LOCATION/COURSE CHANGE FOR 2021: The Spring Sprint will be staged Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Everett Park, 702 Burchfield Street, Maryville (and parking accessible coming in to the park off of Everett High Road). Registration area will take place in front of the Everett Senior Center. Start line is on Burchfield Street and Finish Line is in the park on the hill above the softball fields. The Start Line will be open from 7:45 - 8:15 am to start people in small groups every minute. We encourage runners who run under 23 minutes to start during the first few minutes of the open start time.
We will offer a 'Run Anywhere" virtual 5K and 1 Mile option for our race this year. The virtual events will allow participants to run their selected distance on any course they choose between March 22, 2021 and April 10, 2021. We will furnish the RaceJoy app that will allow participants to measure their time and distance using their smartphone. The app will let them know when they have completed the correct distance and will then log their time on the race website. Detailed instructions on the usage of the app will be supplied prior to March 22. Participants who choose one of the virtual options may pick up their shirt at the Pre Race Package Pickup and Registration: Thursday, April 8, 2021 6 to 8 pm Dick's Sporting Goods in Hamilton Crossing 221 Hamilton Crossing Drive Alcoa, TN 37701 or at the Parks & Rec. office approximately up to 2 weeks after the race. Participants in the virtual events will not be eligible age group awards, Triple Crown awards, or prizes.
A portion of the race proceeds this year goes to Blount County's Special Olympics program and to the Leon Berrong Scholarship Fund that helps underprivileged kids participate in recreational programs!
CHECK-IN: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. the day of the race.
The Course: Visit https://www.parksrec.com/special-events/triple-crown-running and look for the Spring Sprint 5K information.
RACE TIME: 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. – 5K Run Starting line is open
8:15 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Pre Race Package Pickup and Registration: Thursday, April 8, 2021 6 to 8 pm Dick's Sporting Goods in Hamilton Crossing 221 Hamilton Crossing Drive Alcoa, TN 37701
T-SHIRTS: All runners will receive a quality, cotton/poly blend T-shirt. Shirts will be available on the day of the race for day-of-race entries as long as supplies last. Those who do not get their packets on race day may pick them up at the Parks & Rec. office approximately up to 2 weeks after the race. Participants who choose one of the virtual events may pick up their shirts at the Parks & Rec office during this time frame also.
AWARDS/PRIZES: Due to crowds not being encouraged to gather, there will not be an awards ceremony on site, but awards can be picked up at the Parks & Rec Admin Office between 8 am - 5 pm, Mon - Friday. Award winners can view results after the race at https://www.totalracesolutions.com/?page_id=48 and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. All Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a ribbon. Race participants will be eligible for nice door prize drawings and winners will be randomly drawn and notified to pick up prizes at the Parks & Rec Admin office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville. AGE DIVISIONS: Male: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over Female: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over Overall: Male and Female Masters: Male and Female (40 and older)
GENERAL INFORMATION: No baby strollers, bicycles, roller blades or dogs are allowed to be used by any participant during the race. The use of headsets is not recommended due to traffic on race route.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be included in the race packets for all registered participants to enjoy on their own after the race.
For more information regarding this race or the Triple Crown of Running, please contact the Parks & Rec. office at (865) 983-9244.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.parksrec.com/triple-crown-of-running.html.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Spring Sprint 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Participants will be able to post their individual results either using the RaceJoy application or manually beginning at 12:00 AM on March 22, 2021 and ending at 11:59 PM on April 10, 2021.
Manual results may be posted as follows:
Visit the Spring Sprint registration page and confirm that you are logged in
Locate the "Results" tab at the top of the menu
Click the "Submit Virtual Results" button
Search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and date of birth
Once you have found your registration, select "Submit Virtual Results" and enter your finish time
RaceJoy utilization is included as part of the registration fee. The RaceJoy application utilizes your smart phone's GPS capability to record distance and time. Instructions for RaceJoy utilization for virtual events are as follows:
Get the App: Download RaceJoy from the App Store or Google Play.
Find Race: Click Featured Races to access the event you are doing or search by name in the search field.
Set Up Tracking: Click I Want to Be Tracked and follow the prompts carefully. Select the course(s) you plan to complete.
Enter Your Bib Number for Results: For events offering virtual scored results, enter your bib number provided to you by the race. RaceJoy will then automatically submit your finish data.
Ensure Proper Settings: Follow RaceJoy's prompts and adjust settings as needed. WiFi must be disabled on your phone.
Virtual Race Day: Click TRACK ME: Make sure to click the green blinking TrackMe button on race day to start the tracking of your phone. Select the course you are signed up to run. Click START MY RACE as you begin your walk/run to start your personal clock. RaceJoy auto detects when you complete the course distance. No need to click Finish.
Race Redo for Virtual Events: You have the option to redo a course by clicking the redo button. (Warning: Selecting the redo button will clear previous performance data.)
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