Townsend 15k

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 • 8:00 am


This race is a must run for those who enjoy 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.

Registration and entry fees:

• Through 8/30: $25
•8/31 - 9/10 and Mail In: $30
• Race Day 9/14: $40


Averages: High 77 Low 53.

Typically the first cool morning of the season. 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.