Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10k
presented by Eddie's Health Shoppe
Date, Time, & Place: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 9:00 am. The event starts and finishes at Rush Strong School in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Directions: From Knoxville, take I-40 East and take Exit 394 (11E/25W/70). Turn left off the exit ramp and head east for 6 miles. Bear Left on Hwy 11E. Go 3.25 miles and turn left on Old Andrew Johnson Hwy. (Eastview Memorial Gardens will be on your right). Go 0.8 miles to the school. The address is 3081 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871.
Course Description and Highlights: USATF certified (Half: TN15005MS)(10k: TN15006MS). A scenic and rolling course that meanders through the Holston River Valley with views of Clinch and House Mountain. Unlike the Half Marathon, the 10K course is a mostly flat, out and back course with only a few climbs. The course is open to traffic and therefore headphones are prohibited (See Race Etiquette Section below). The Half Marathon is not a walker friendly course.Course will close after 3 hours and 15 minutes. No exceptions.
Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS):
Early registration runs through 11:59pm on January 21, 2017. The early registration fee is $35 for the Half Marathon and $25 for the 10K.
Regular registration begins at 12:00am on January 22nd and ends 11:59pm on January 31st. The regular registration fee is $40 for the Half Marathon and $30 for the 10K.
Late registration begins at 12:00am on February 1st and ends 11:59 on February 3rd. The late registration fee is $50 for the Half Marathon and $40 for the 10K. Vouchers and coupons are not eligible for use during late registration.
Race day registration will be from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School. The race day registration fee is $50 for the Half Marathon and $40 for the 10K. Vouchers and coupons are not eligible for use during race day registration.
An optional packet pick-up will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 5:00 - 7:30 at Academy Sports + Outdoors in West Knoxville (145 Moss Grove Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37922). Race day packet pick-up will be from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School.
Group/Team Discounts: Save $5 per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
T-shirts: Unisex, SHORT-sleeved, jersey-style shirts. Brand: Next Level. Style: Triblend SHORT-Sleeve Crew Tee. [Note: The shirts this year will be SHORT SLEEVED. This is different from prior years.]
--> Sizing: Extra Small (BL 27/BW 35); Small (BL 28/BW 38); Medium (BL 29/BW 41); Large (BL 30/BW 44); Extra Large(BL 31/BW 48); 2XL (BL 32/BW 52).
--> Sizing definitions: BODY LENGTH: Lay garment flat (face down). Measure from center back neckline seam straight down to bottom of the front hem. BODY WIDTH: Lay garment flat. 1" below the armhole flat measure the garment across the chest.
--> Runners registering during early and regular registration will receive shirts at the optional packet pick-up or on race day. Runners registering during late or race day registration will receive shirts as supplies last.
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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 (Male 200 Lbs +) and Athena (Female 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. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations.
Grand Prix Points: 2017 Grand Prix Presented by Threds points awarded for the Half Marathon only. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, participants must be a member of the KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Refreshments: Hearty refreshments will be available for runners-only in the cafeteria of Rush Strong School after the race. Your bib must be presented to receive food.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Because the course is open to traffic, headphones are prohibited. Participants caught wearing headphones will be disqualifed and removed from the results. The course closes in 3 hours, 15 minutes.
Information: Contact Co-Race Directors Alicia and Mike Teubert at email@example.com. For information on KTC events, please contact Event Manager David Black at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use this contact information if you have special needs on race day.
Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
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.
KTC Safety Policy: KTC's mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.
The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.
Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.