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Calhoun's New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

Wednesday January 1st, 2020

Knoxville, TN

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Date, Time, and Place: Wednesday January 1, 2020; Kids Run starting at 8:30 AM and 5k Starting at 9:00 am at Calhoun's on the River

Course Description and Highlights: USATF Certified TN09040MS. Course is out and back on Neyland Drive.  

Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS OR BIB TRANSFERS): 

Kids Run: Cost is $10. Kids will run a 1 mile course out and back on Neyland Drive. 

5K AGE BASED PRICING!  Cost for ages 4-12 through December 28 is $10 and cost for ages 13-17 is $15. Age based pricing is only available through early online registration. Deadline to register using this pricing structure is December 28. It is not available for late registration at either packet pickup or on race day.

KTC Members are eligible for $5 discount.

Registration Pricing for ages 18 and until October 4th is $25, October 5th-December 1st is $30 and December 2nd- December 28 is $35. Late Registration and Race day (December 29-January1st) is $40.

Packet Pick-up Location: Saturday December 28 , 2020.  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Dicks Sporting Goods, 221 North Peters Road in Knoxville. 37923

Race Day pick-up from 730a-845a at Calhoun's Banquet Room (2nd Floor). 

Registration giveaway: Jersey Blanket. Participants registering before 11:59pm on December 1st, 2019 will receive their blanket at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering AFTER December 1st, 2019 will receive a blanket as supplies last. The blanket order will be placed on December 1st, 2019 and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more blankets. No re-orders.

Volunteers: It will take over 100 volunteers to make this race a success! Opportunities are available before, during, and after the race. Volunteers who also run will receive a $5 coupon code that can be used toward race registration (excluding the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and Whitestone) and non-running volunteers receive a $10 code. Click here to register to volunteer and please share the link with family, friends, and co-workers.

Awards: Awards to the top male and female as well as the oldest and youngest male and female. Awards will be distributed to the top 100 men and women when crossing the finish line. No age group awards at this event.

Grand Prix Points: This is an event on the schedule for the 2020 Grand Prix Presented by Threds. 2020 Individual Grand Prix Points awarded in the typical overall, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, clydesdale, athena, and age group categories. Prizes will not be given in these categories at this event but participants will receive Grand Prix points. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix Points, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 KTC races throughout the year. 

2019 Grand Prix Winners: The 2019 Grand Prix Series Presented by Threds winners will be announced at the Calhoun's New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk. Join other runners and walkers in celebrating these athletes and their great accomplishment for 2019!

Post Race Refreshments: Calhoun's on the River will provide a breakfast bag for participants following the event. Participants must present bib to receive food. 

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The 5K course closes in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Information and Special Assistance Needs: Please contact Race Directors Robyn Smith and Suzanne Oliver at [email protected] or Stephanie Bailey KTC Events Manager, [email protected] 

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

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.





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Start Location

400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN

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