The Fireball Classic on July 3rd is a unique race that has something for almost
everyone. Starting at 9:00 pm, the late evening venue appeals to competitive
racers, casual runners, and those who just want to have a fun evening.
Beginning in front of the University of Tennessee Veterinary School on
Neyland Drive, the course skirts the UT campus. The turn-around is adjacent
to the world famous Vols Football Stadium. A slight uphill lets runners
and walkers know that the finish line is just around the corner. The entire
course is well lit, flat and fast, ideal for a PR. Post race activities
are always filled with lots to drink and eat. It's a great way to begin
this most patriotic holiday.
Packet pickup will take place on July 1 at Runner's Market Bearden, 4443
Kingston Pike, from 2:00 till 6:00 pm, and on July 2 at Dick's Sporting
Goods, 221 N. Peters Road, from 4:00 till 8:00 pm
Averages: High 87 Low 66.
If past races are any indication, it will be a steamy evening, as typical late afternoon thundershowers are a good possibility.