Date, Time, & Place:
Saturday, January 28, 2023 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)(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 (See Race Etiquette Section below).
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 Monday, October 10, 2022 and ends 11:59pm on Monday, October 31, 2022.
The early registration fee is $50 for the Half Marathon and $40 for the 10K.
Regular Registration begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, November 1, 2021 and ends 11:59pm on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
The regular registration fee is $55 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 10K.
Late Registration begins at 12:00am on Monday, January 16, 2023 and ends 11:59pm Friday, January 27, 2023.
The late registration fee is $60 for the Half Marathon and $55 for the 10K.
Day-Of Registration begins at 12am on Saturday January 28, 2023 and ends at 7:45am on January 28 2023.
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, January 27, 2023 at 11:59pm) per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more.
Other Coupons & Vouchers: (Available until Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:59pm)
Please email [email protected]
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 or First Baptist Strawberry Plains
Optional Early Pickup: TBD
Availability: Please note KTC's T-shirt Policy: Participants registering before 11:59pm on Sunday, January 8, 2023 will receive their selected shirt at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering AFTER January 8, 2023 will receive shirts as supplies last. The T-shirt order will be placed on January 9, 2023 and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders. **Please note shirt orders are dependent on supply chain. We may have to change giveaway options closer to race date.
Half Marathon Shirt Style: 1/4 zip pullover
10K Shirt Style: long sleeve 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 FemaleTop 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 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.
Note that awards are based on gun time
The Half Marathon (only) is on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams must register before 11:59pm on Friday, January 27, 2023.
Grand Prix Points:
2023 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 www.ktc.org.
Run a 10k or Half Marathon (depending on your registration) anytime from January 17th through January 30th and enter your results through your Run Signup account. Shirts and medals will be mailed the week following the in-person event.
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.
Training: Looking for a structured training program? Check out KTC's RunKNOX Group! 2023 Training is available for both in-person and virtual options. Participants receive weekly emails and have the opportunity to participate in 6 workouts each week: Monday Morning Runs, Tuesday Night Runs, Wednesday Morning Runs, Thursday Night Yoga Practice, Friday Morning Core Class, and Saturday Morning Runs. Click here for more information!
No refunds are provided for this event.
For information on this and other KTC events, please contact Race Director Chris Meadows, [email protected]
, or KTC Event Manager Stephanie Bailey at [email protected]
KTC Safety Policy:
KTC’s mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.
The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.
Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.