Whitestone 30k

FEBRUARY 26, 2017 • 8:00 am

USATF CERTIFICATION: TN 02001 RH

Date, Time, & Place: Sunday, February 26, at 8:00 am at the Whitestone Inn on Watts Bar Lake. Directions: From I-75 South take Exit 72 south of Lenoir City. Turn right off the exit and go west 9 miles Turn right on Paint Rock Rd. just after the Hwy 322 juncture. Entrance is 4 miles on the right. From I-40W, take exit 352 and go south on Hwy 58. Go 6 miles to Hwy. 72E and turn left. Go 5 miles to Paint Rock Road and turn left and proceed 4 miles to the Inn.

Course Description and Highlights (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): USATF Certified. A lovely, rolling, scenic and rural course that runs through the countryside. Downhill start means uphill finish! This is a rural route and runners should be aware that there are some unleashed dogs along the course. This is NOT a walker-friendly course. The course time limit is 4 hours and will be strictly enforced. NO EXCEPTIONS. This course is open to traffic and is subject to the KTC Headphone Policy. Participants caught by a race official wearing headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results. This policy applies to any race event run on a course open to traffic.

Lodging: For reservations at one of the Whitestone Inn's 20 beautiful rooms, call (888) 247-2464 or go to www.whitestoneinn.com (Book early!). Runners receive a 10% discount on the room rate if you mention you are running KTC's Whitestone 30K.

Registration & Entry Fee: Please note new pricing structure! Only one coupon (in addition to the KTC Discount) may be used for this event. The new pricing structure is in place to cover event costs. We appreciate your support of this decision as KTC Staff and Organizers want to continue this event in the future. Questions? Please contact Race Director Larry Brede at lawrence.brede@yahoo.com or KTC Executive Director Kristy Altman at knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com.  

Early registration fee is $40 through February 5 for the 30K and $20 PER RUNNER for the 30K Relay. Late registration is $45 from February 6 through February 25 and $25 PER RUNNER for the 30K Relay. No t-shirt – deduct $5 anytime. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. NO EXCEPTIONS. No refunds and no bib transfers. 

Shirts: Runners will receive a running singlet. Singlets will be gender specific.                 

Awards: Awards 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 3 Clydesdale (200 Lbs +) and Athena (150 Lbs +). Age division awards are 3 deep starting at 15-19 (no runners under 15). Awards to the top two relay teams in the open, women's and co-ed divisions. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations.                       

Grand Prix Points: Individual 2017 Grand Prix Presented by Threds points awarded to 30K 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.                   

Post Race Celebration: Join us for a buffet brunch provided by the Whitestone Inn for participants. Friends and family may purchase additional buffet tickets for $15.                 

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The course closes in 4 hours. This is an open course with narrow winding roads and headphones are PROHIBITED. Participants caught wearing headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results.                 

Information: Contact Race Directors Larry and Sarah Brede at lawrence.brede@yahoo.com or 865-621-0752.

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.    

Weather

Averages: High 58 Low 34.
The course winds in and out and up and down. Most of the course is protected from the wind. Dress accordingly.

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,