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.
5k Registration and entry fees:
• Through 6/7: $20
• 6/8-6/30: $25
•7/1 - 7/2 (Packet Pickup Dates) - $25
•7/3 and Mail In - $30
Kids Mile - $10 for all dates
• Online registration closes 6/30/14 at 11:59 pm.
Additional late registration is available Tuesday, July 1, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
at Dick's Sporting Goods North Peters Road and on Wednesday, July 2, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
at Runners Market Bearden. Race day registration is available.
• KTC $5 member discount applies for pre-registration only
• All mail-in registrations must be postmarked by June 20
• $2.50 from each registration goes to benefit The Autism Society of East Tennessee.
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.