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Townsend 10K

Saturday July 18th, 2020

Townsend, TN

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Introducing a brand new 10K taking place in the breath-taking Townsend at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.  

We are excited to be racing in person again, but things will look a little different.  We will have wave starts every 30 minutes, starting at 7:00am with a limited number of 50 per each wave.  You must run in the wave that you sign up for.  Sign up for each wave will be first come first serve, so sign up early.  In addition, since our timing is chipped time, you can start anytime during your 30 minute wave.  This will help stay spread out and maintain social distance. 

Registration open Friday evening at 7:00pm with an early bird pricing of $25.  June 29-July 15 registration will be $30. Late registration,  July 16-17 will be $35. 

Packet pickup will be morning of race at the Abbey.  Please do not arrive more than 20 minutes prior to your wave time to pick up your bib.  We ask that you practice social distance.  Allow a safe distance in line and no large group gatherings.  

***THERE WILL BE NO ON COURSE WATER AID STATION!*** Please be aware of this.  Participants will need to bring their own hydration for the course and this is highly recommended since July temps can be high.  When you pick up your bib race morning, you will be given a bag of post race refreshment containing a bottle of water and pre-packaged snack bars.  This will be in lieu of post-race food.   

Date, Time, & Place: Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM. Starts and Finishes at the Abbey in Townsend. 
Directions: Townsend is located about 35 miles SE of Knoxville.  From Knoxville, take Alcoa Hwy (129S) through Alcoa and Maryville.  From Maryville, take Hwy 321S to Townsend. Race headquarters is The Abbey, 7765 River Road Townsend, TN 37882.
Course Description and Highlights: Race will start and finish at the Abbey and be a loop on the greenway. 

Awards: Awards to the top 3 Overall, top Masters (As defined by fastest person age 40 and above, not limited to 40-49) Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 50 and above, not limited to 50-59), Senior Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 60 and above, not limited to 60-69) male and female. Age Divisions will be in 10 year increments (five deep).  Awards to the top Clydesdale (male, 200 lbs+) and Athena
(female, 150 lbs+).  Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. There will be NO AWARD CEREMONY on sight.  Location of awards will be emailed after the event.
Grand Prix Points: 2020 Grand Prix  Presented by Threds Points awarded at this race. Remember, to participate in the GrandPrix Presented by Threds, runners must be a KTC Member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix events to qualify.

Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course.  Failure to follow might result in disqualification. 
This is an open course to traffic, therefore headphones are strongly discouraged.
Information: Contact Race KTC Event Manager Stephanie Bailey, [email protected]

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.

Here is a link to the State of Tennessee suggested guidelines for non-contact sports.  Please keep them in mind race morning. https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/governorsoffice-documents/covid-19-assets/Pledge_Noncontact_Sports.pdf

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Start Location

7765 RIver Road, Townsend, TN

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