Farragut 13.1, 5k, Kids Mile

OCTOBER 31, 2015 • 8:30 am

USATF CERTIFICATION: 13.1 - TN14107MS 5K - TN14106MS

Farragut 13.1, 5k, Kids Mile

Date, time, place: Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 8:30 am.
Location: Farragut High School

Registration and entry fees: NOTE: There is NO race day registration this year. Only race day packet pick-up.

• Half Marathon
Through 6/30 - $45
7/1 - 8/31 - $60
9/1 - 10/28 - $65
At Expo - $75

• 5k
Through 6/30 - $25
7/1 - 8/31 - $30
9/1 - 10/28 - $35
At Expo - $40

• Kids Run
Through 8/31 - $8
9/1 - 10/28 - $10
At Expo - $15

The Courses:

The 13.1 course: will begin and finish at Farragut High School.  It is a very scenic course showcasing some of the most beautiful farms and homes in Knox County, as well as breathtaking views of Turkey Creek. Remember, this is Knox County, it is difficult to find a course that doesn't contain hills.  There are sections with rolling hills, with some "more than rolling" hills thrown in.  The course measures less than 500' of gain.  It's a great mix of fairly flat the first few miles running down Kingston Pike, then some nice hills on Old Stage Road and Dixon Rd, before becoming pretty flat along Turkey Creek Drive and for the last few miles. It's a good course for runners new to half marathons, and veterans alike, however, those considering walking the entire race will have to maintain a 16:02 pace, or will be picked up by officials and taken to the finish.  The 5k course is suitable for those walking the entire distance.

The 5k course: This is a loop course which begins at Farragut HS and ventures over into a quiet neighborhood, before coming back to Farragut HS for the finish.  There are a number of small hills, and one hill you'd like to forget at around the half-way mark.  From there it's pretty much downhill, including a gentle downhill grade to the High School.  You will have to climb a good sized hill to the finish.

Directions
Begin at Farragut High School
Head South on N. Campbell Station Rd
Turn Right (southwest) onto Kingston Pike
Turn Left onto Old Stage Rd
Turn Left onto Dixon Rd
Turn Left onto Virtue Rd
Continue onto Allen Kirby Rd
Turn Right (southeast) onto McFee Rd - use Greenway
Turn Left (northeast) onto Boyd Station Rd
Boyd Station Rd turns slightly left and becomes Virtue Rd
Turn Right onto Turkey Creek Rd - Greenway where possible
Turn Left onto Concord Rd
Turn Left onto S Campbell Station Rd
Cross Kingston Pike continuing on now N Campbell Station Rd
Turn Right into entrance to Farragut High School
Finish at Farragut High School

Aid/water stations:  The 13.1 course will have at least 4 water stops along the way, at mile marker 2.9, 6.2, 9.7, and 11.9.  Water and hydration drink will be available at all stops, and energy gel will be available at the 6.2 and 9.7 mile stops. The 5k course will have a water/hydration stop at the midway point.

Prize money: Total of $6000 will be awarded for the 13.1. Breakdown is to be decided.

Age Group awards: Will be given to top 3 m/f in their respective divisions for the 13.1 and 5k.

Team Competition: Only the Half Marathon is on Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams of 4 or more may enter either event but must pre-register online at the same time with each team member receiving a $5 discount. 

Grand Prix Points: 2015 Grand Prix Points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, you must be a member of the KTC and you must volunteer for at least 3 events. 

Amenities:All 13.1, 5k, Kid Run finishers will receive a Medal. All 13.1 and 5k participants will receive a premium quarter zip pullover. Kid Run participants will receive a high quality T-shirt.

Refreshments: Hearty refreshments will be available for all runners in after the race.  We are working on the food suppliers and will update as more come on board.  Last year's post-race food was awesome, and we expect no less this year.

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The course closes in 4 hours

Information: Contact Race Director Ray Wilson. For more information, go to http://www.farragut13-1.org/

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC website.

Weather

Averages: High 65 Low 45.

Early November in East Tennessee can offer balmy fall temps or a chilly precursor to winter's advances. Most likely a delightful autumn morning is in store, with a cool, comfortable race start, warming to an Indian Summer afternoon.