Hal Canfield Memorial Milefest

SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 • 8:00 am


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Hal Canfield Memorial Milefest

Date, Time, & Place: Saturday, September 2, 2017 on Cherokee Boulevard. All activities are staged near the gravel lot at the Indian Mound. 

Course Description and Highlights: USATF Certified. Starting just north of the Indian Mound parking lot in the eastbound lane of Cherokee Boulevard running out and around the fountain at Talahi Drive back to the finish just before the Indian Mound Parking lot. 

Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS): NEW THIS YEAR! AGE BASED PRICING! Cost for ages 2-12 through August 31 is $10 and cost for ages 13-17 is $15. Age based pricing is only available through early online registration and will not be available on race day. Deadline to register using this pricing structure is August 31. KTC Members are eligible for $5 discount. Cost for ages 18 and over is $20 through August 31. Cost for everyone on race day is $25. No Shirt - Deduct $5 anytime. 

Race Day Schedule:

  • 6:45 AM - Bib/T-shirt and race day registration opens
  • 7:40 AM - Day of race registration ends 
  • 8:00 AM - Masters/Grandmasters Mile (40-up) MEN 
  • 8:10 AM - Masters/Grandmasters Mile (40-up) WOMEN 
  • 8:20 AM - Open/Elite (19-39) MEN 
  • 8:30 AM - Open/Elite Mile (19-39) WOMEN 
  • 8:40 AM - Youth Mile (18-under) BOYS 
  • 8:50 AM - Youth Mile (18-under) GIRLS 
  • 8:55 AM - Community Mile, FAMILIES, STROLLERS, DOGS 
  • 9:10 AM - AWARDS 

T-shirts: Pre-registered runners will receive shirts on race day. Anyone needing to trade shirt sizes should do so at the race day registration table. Late Registrants will receive T-Shirts as supplies last.

 Awards to the top 10 in each race (Masters and Grand Masters will race together but awards go to the top 10 in each category). No awards will be presented in the community mile fun run. Awards must be picked up at the awards ceremony or at Eddie's Health Shoppe.

Grand Prix Points:
 2017 Grand Prix presented by Threds Points awarded at this race. Remember, to participate in the Grand Prix presented by Threds, runners must be a KTC Member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix presented by Threds events to qualify. 

 Post Race Refreshments will be provided for participants only.

 Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org. Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers and bicycles are not allowed on the course. Dogs and strollers are allowed only in the community fun run/walk (last race).

Due to the length of the course, headphones are strictly prohibited in this race.

Information, questions, or anyone needing special assistance, please contact:
 Contact Race Director Hannah Foust at hannah.m.foust@gmail.com or Joni Alexander, KTC Interim Event Manager, and knoxtrackevents@gmail.com.

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.


Averages: High 84 Low 62.

Early September in East Tennessee is still summer, but the short length of this race, combined with the shady canopy of trees present along most of the course and the early starting time, should protect runners from any adverse effects of the heat.