Date, Time, & Place:
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am.
The Half Marathon & 10K run concurrently and start and finish at Rush Strong School (3081 W Old Andrew Johnson Hwy, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee 37871). Pre- and post-race activities will occur inside the school. 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. Parking is available at the school and the First Baptist Church located across the street. Please follow the parking attendants.
Stick around for the Post-Race Breakfast: Country-style breakfast will be available for runners and volunteers in the cafeteria of Rush Strong School after the race. Additional meal tickets for guests can be purchased for $10.00 each. Your bib or ticket must be presented to receive food. We are thankful to the following businesses who are assisting us in providing you a full country breakfast:
- Bojangles is your Biscuits and Gravy Sponsor
- Panera Bread is your Bagel Sponsor
Allied Toyota Lift is your Beverage Sponsor
- Pilot Flying J is your Chocolate Milk Sponsor
- Blount Discount Pharmacy is your Sausage Sponsor
- Morristown Foot Clinic is your Muffin Sponsor
Course Description and Highlights:
USATF certified (Half: TN15005MS)(10k: TN15006MS). A scenic and rolling course through the beautiful countryside of Jefferson County in East Tennessee. It 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 strongly discouraged (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.
No runners under the age of 15 allowed in the half marathon.
Registration & Entry Fee (No Refunds & No Transfers):
Special Limited Time Opening Registration runs through 11:59pm on Friday, October 4, 2019.
The special limited time opening registration fee is $35 for the Half Marathon and $30 for the 10K.
Early Registration begins at 12:00am on Saturday, October 5, 2019 and ends 11:59pm on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The early registration fee is $40 for the Half Marathon and $35 for the 10K.
Regular Registration begins at 12:00am on Monday, December 2, 2019 and ends 11:59pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
The regular registration fee is $50 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 10K.
Late Registration begins at 12:00am on Monday, January 20, 2020 and ends 11:59pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.
The late registration fee is $60 for the Half Marathon and $55 for the 10K.
Race Day Registration Race day registration will be from 7:30 - 8:45am in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School.
The Race Day registration fee is $70 for the Half Marathon and $65 for the 10K.
Vouchers and coupons are not eligible for use during Race Day Registration.
The only discounts available at Race Day Registration are the "KTC Member" and "No Shirt" discount.
NO TEAM REGISTRATION or ADDING TEAM MEMBERS at Race Day Registration.
Discounts on Registration:
No Shirt Discount: Deduct $5 (Available anytime)
KTC Member Discount: Save $5 (Available anytime)
Team Discount: Save $5 (Available until Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm) per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more. No registering new teams or adding team members during Race Day Registration.
Other Coupons & Vouchers: (Available until Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm) No Coupons or Vouchers during Race Day Registration.
Packet /Bib Pickup:
Race Morning: Packet/Bib pickup will be available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. race morning in the gymnasium at Rush Strong School.
Optional Early Pickup: An optional packet/bib pickup will be held on Thursday, January 30th from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M. at Academy Sports (145 Moss Grove Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37922).
Availability: Please note KTC's T-shirt Policy: Participants registering before 11:59pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 will receive their selected shirt at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering AFTER January 19, 2020 will receive shirts as supplies last. The T-shirt order will be placed on January 20, 2020 and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Half Marathon Shirt Style: Full Zip Thermo Tek Jacket (BAW F180). (Unisex Sizing: Youth L & XL, Men's S-2X). See "Race Shirts" tab for sizing information.
10K Shirt Style: Quarter-zip long sleeve light-weight performance tech shirt (BAW XT424). (Unisex Sizing: Youth XL, Men's S-2X). See "Race Shirts" tab for sizing information.
Awards and Results:
Overalls & Specialty Awards: Awards for both the Half Marathon and the 10K will be presented to the following:
- Top 3 overall Male and Female
- Top Male and Female Masters (over the age of 40; not limited to 40-49)
- Top Male and Female Grand Masters (over the age of 50; not limited to 50-59)
- Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (over the age of 46; not limited to 60-69)
- Top Clydesdale (Male 200 Lbs+) and Athena (Female 150 Lbs+).
*Overall and other specialty award recipients are ineligible for age group awards.
Age Group Award: Awards for both the Half Marathon and 10K are 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15 in the half marathon). Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony - awards will not be mailed.
All Finishers: Half Marathon and 10K Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Note that awards are based on gun time and not chip time per USATF regulations.
The Half Marathon (only) is on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details. Teams must register before 11:59pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Grand Prix Points:
2020 Grand Prix points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Results can be viewed using the Results tab located above. Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
The Strawberry Plains Referral Contest runs through 8:45 a.m. race morning. The person who refers the most paying registrants will win a one night's stay on the Executive Club Level at the Hilton Knoxville Airport.
Contest Details: Contest closes February 1st at 8:45 a.m. Paying registrant means a person registering for either the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon or 10K while the contest is open and who pays registration fees. To be counted as a referral, the paying registrant must type the first and last name of their referrer (the person who referred them) while they register (look for the Hilton Knoxville Airport logo on the registration pages). The winner will be notified the week after the race. In the event of a tie in the top number of referrals, the winner will be randomly selected from the tied referrers.
Prize Details: A one night's stay on the Hilton Knoxville Airport's Executive Club Level. The Club Level includes evening appetizers and morning breakfast. Note: Park/Fly option is no longer available.
The course closes in 3 hours, 15 minutes. Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The use of headphones and other personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this event. To enjoy all that the event has to offer and for the safety of all participants, KTC encourages a headphone-free environment during our events. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our events. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
Looking for a structured training program? Check out KTC's RunKNOX program! The Winter Training Program will begin in December 2019! Experience individualized programming in a group setting for $10/week! Scholarships are available. Email KTC Executive Director David Black ([email protected]) for consideration. RunKNOX participants receive a weekly RunDOWN with program information, Monday night core, Tuesday night runs, Wednesday morning run, Thursday night yoga, and Saturday morning runs. Click here for more information!
No refunds are provided for this event.
Contact Co-Race Directors Alicia and Mike Teubert at [email protected] For information on KTC events, please contact KTC Event Manager at [email protected]. Please use this contact information if you have special needs on race day.
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.