The New Year's Day 5k is an exciting and wonderful way to start the new
year. This race is unique in several ways that separate it from other
races in town. Of course the fact that it comes on New Year's Day makes
it unique, but the main difference is the award ceremony which awards
the top 100 males and top 100 females crossing the finish line. Awards
are also given to the oldest and youngest runners and top male and female
Calhoun's is a great community partner for the Knoxville Track Club and it is a great opportunity to be able to host events at their location. Due to high volume of participants, Calhoun's is creating snack bags for all participants. The bags will be distributed in the tent between the Smoky Mountain Brewery and Calhoun's. Please limit the bags to participants with bibs only. After grabbing food and drinks, participants will be able to enjoy eating in either restaurant after the race. Please note that due to liability reasons, only participants with bibs will be allowed inside the restaurants. Family and friends will not be permitted before the restaurants open to the public at 11 am.
This year's race features a loop course on Parkside Drive starting and ending at Calhoun's, and will start at 9:00 am. The Kids Dash starts at 8:30.
This race will kick off the 2015 KTC Grand Prix Series and the exciting
Team Competition grand prix as well. Bring your families and friends for
a great way to start the new year and lots of fun and good food.
Averages: High 46 Low 27.
New Year's Day can be quite eccentric, as evidenced by the snowfall a
couple years ago and the mild temps from several other years. Dress wisely.