WHAT: XTERRA Knoxville Trail Run
WHEN: June 1, 2019
WHERE: Ijams Nature Center-2915 Island Home Way, Knoxville, TN 37920 (map it)
The XTERRA Trail Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting trail runs on the calendar.
Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for trail runners. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.
For XTERRA Knoxville race questions please contact Ryan Roma: ryan [at] dirtybirdevents.com or 865-356-6984.
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We are always looking for extra help immediately following events, and in the several days prior to race day. Friends and families of racers make perfect volunteers. We offer complimentary races to all of our wonderful volunteers. Depending on the event, here are some areas where we can use your help…
Event Set Up
Pre-Race Check In
Swim Course Safety
Transition Area Support
Aid Station Staff
Finish Line Support
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 31, 2019
|5:00pm||Packet Pickup at Riversports Outfitters Begins|
|7:00pm||Packet Pickup Ends|
Saturday, June 1, 2019
|6:30am||Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry)|
|7:30am||Packet Pickup Ends|
|8:00am||XTERRA Knoxville Half Marathon Starts|
|8:05am||XTERRA Knoxville 4.6 Mile Trail Race Starts|
Course Info - XTERRA Trail Runs
The course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The half marathon course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before funneling down into single track trails. There are 5 road crossings along the course. There is also a brief segment of road running after the first aid station (Anderson School).
The 4.6-mile course takes a stroll out of the quarry and into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a challenging climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views around the quarry are amazing, but you have to earn it. This is also the run course for the XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon.
Half Marathon Map - Click below to enlarge
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.
Half Marathon Trail Race
Aid Station #1 – Mile 4.8 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 9.2 (Southside Drive)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 13.1 (Finish Line)
4.6 Mile Trail Race
Aid Station #1 (water only) – Mile 3.4 (Gravel Parking Lot)
Aid Station #2– Mile 4.6 (Finish Line)
* Runners are strongly encouraged to carry their own form of hydration on the course.