This race is a must run for those who enjoy some distance. Set in Townsend,
Tennessee, the aptly named "Peaceful Side of the Smokies," there
isn't a more scenic race venue on the KTC calendar. September is a particularly
glorious time to visit -- and run -- Townsend and to revel in the splendid
harvest decorations for which the area has become famous. The course offers
some challenges, but most who run it once return again and again.
Averages: High 77 Low 53.
Cool and comfortable at race's start, warm and sunny (but pleasant) by
race's end. However, be prepared in case Mother Nature brings rain.