Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10k

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 • 9:00 am


Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10k
presented by Eddie's Health Shoppe

Place: Starts and finishes at Rush-Strong School in downtown Strawberry Plains. Strawberry Plains is located about 10 miles east of Knoxville, just off Highway 11E. Click here for directions.

Registration Information: Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday January 27. No t-shirt – deduct $5 anytime. Race day registration is from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. at Rush Strong Elementary School. To receive early registration and KTC member discounts, please click here to register online. No refunds and no transfers.

Packet pickup: Pickup will be on Wednesday, February 3 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at Academy Sports at 145 Moss Grove, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922.


All Mail-in
Half Marathon
Through Jan 17
Jan 18 — Jan 31
After Feb 1
Through Jan 17
Jan 18 — Jan 31
After Feb 1

Course Description and Highlights: Courses certified: USATF #TN 04007DJR and #TN01034/RH. A lovely scenic and rolling course that meanders through the Holston River Valley with views of Clinch and House Mountains. The 10K course is mostly flat. Course is open to traffic. THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR WALKERS. Course closes after 3 hours.

T-shirts: Long-sleeved technical shirts. Pre-registered runners will receive shirts at packet pick-up or on race day. Late registrants will receive shirts as supplies last or at a later date.

Awards: Awards for both the Half Marathon and the 10K will be presented to the top 3 overall Male and Female. Awards to top Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+) and Senior Grand Masters (60+) Male and Female. Awards to top Clydesdale (200 Lbs +) and Athena (150 Lbs +). Age division awards are 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15 in the half marathon). Half Marathon Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.

Finisher Medals: Half-Marathon participants will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.

Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather, please check the KTC Website and Message Board at or check the KTC Facebook page. You can also follow KTC on Twitter-@knoxvilletrack-for up to the minute updates.

Team Competition: Only the Half Marathon is on Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit 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: 2016 Grand Prix Points awarded only to Half-Marathon participants.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.

Refreshments: Hearty post-race refreshments will be provided in the cafeteria for all runners.

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. HEADPHONES ARE PROHIBITED.

Information: Contact Race Directors Ken or Shirley Sirois at

Weather:Averages: High 52 Low 29.
The course winds in and out from under the tree canopy. At times, it is quite exposed, at times protected. Dress wisely.