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Ober Uphill 5k: Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains

Saturday September 26th, 2020

Gatlinburg, TN

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Run to the top and get a free ride down on the Aerial Tramway!  Runners will also be able to drop a bag to be transported to the finish line.

Date, Time and Place: Saturday, Sept 25 at 9:00 am starting at Downtown Ober Gatlinburg. START LAT: 35.708850, LNG: -83.523570

Course Description:  The Ober Uphill 5K will begin at Ober Gatlinburg downtown parking area and run Ski Mountain Road to Ober Gatlinburg. It is all uphill. This is a true bucket list race. This road running race consists of a 1358' ascent, making the course 84% uphill, 12.5% downhill, and 3.5% flat.  For exact details:  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/561254 

Sponsors: A special thank you to Puzzled for being a longtime sponsor and continuing to support the Uphill 5k. We would also like to thank Pepsi for supplying post race refreshments! Thank you for supporting this run and The Boys and Girls Club.

Registration Fees (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Registration is $40 and Day of registration is $45. Packet pickup will be available at 8am the day of the race.

T-shirts: Unisex sized t-shirts for participants. Pre-registered through August 31 will receive them on race day. Please note anyone registering after August 31 will receive shirts while supplies last. Once inventory runs out on RunSignUp there will be no more shirts. We will not re-order.

Awards: Awards will be presented to the KING and QUEEN of the Mountain, the top 3 Overall Male/Female and top 3 finishers in each age group (10 year increments). Overall winners will not be eligible for age division awards Age divisions: <15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time.

Post Race Refreshments: Participants are encouraged to attend the post race events at Ober Gatlinburg.  Ober Gatlinburg will be celebrating Mayfest! Refreshments at the finish will be provided by Ober Garten and donated Pepsi/Gatorade products. 

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC app (available in iTunes and Google Play Store) immediately as well as on the website at www.ktc.org.

Donations:  At the time of registration/check out, we will be asking you to sponsor a child for a day ($6), a Week ($23), a Month ($100), the Summer ($400), the School Year ($800), OR the Entire Year ($1200). Your donation will DIRECTLY affect the youth of Sevier County! The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains works to provide a safe, nurturing space and meals for school aged kids.  The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains offers kids mentorship, opportunities to excel and extra attention children may not otherwise receive.  Last year our 5 local clubs served 1,800 students and served more than 225,000 meals!

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Start Location

1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

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