WHAT: XTERRA Panther Creek Trail Run
WHEN: July 27, 2019
WHERE: Panther Creek State Park, 2010 Panther Creek Park Road, Morristown, TN 37814 (map it)
The XTERRA Trail Series moves to Morristown, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting trail runs on the calendar.
Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents a rural playground for trail runners. Winding through the State Park, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Panther Creek will take participants through the landscape and rugged hills of East Tennessee while exploring this magnificent park.
For XTERRA Panther Creek 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, July 27, 2019
|5:00pm||Packet Pickup at Panther Creek Bike Shop Begins|
|7:00pm||Packet Pickup Ends|
Saturday, July 28, 2019
|6:30am||Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park (Boat Ramp) Begins|
|7:30am||Packet Pickup Ends|
|8:00am||XTERRA Panther Creek Half Marathon Starts|
|8:05am||XTERRA Panther Creek 4.2 Mile Trail Race Starts|
Course Info - XTERRA Trail Runs
The half marathon course starts off on the same trails as the shorter trail race but then migrates to the more technical and scenic parts of the park. A good portion of the half marathon course runs along the shoreline of Cherokee Lake before tackling the lesser known areas of Panther Creek State Park when rolling hills give way to steady climbs.
Most of the run course resembles that of a cross country course. The most technical part of the run occurs near the halfway point after a wooden bridge crossing, but then gives way to open fields and rolling hills. A great course for beginner trail runners.
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 4.75 (Sink Hole)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 10.1 (Spoone Recreation Area)
Aid Station #3 – Mile 13.1 (Finish Line)
4.2 Mile Trail Race
Aid Station #1 (water only) – Mile 1.4 (Wooden Bridge)
Aid Station #2 (water only) – Mile 2.4 (Wooden Bridge)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)
* Runners are strongly encouraged to carry their own form of hydration on the course.