This year's CrossKnox race, starting at 8am on October 11, is a point
to point race showcasing Knoxville's Greenway System. The race was originally
a 15k but was run in 2010 as a 10 Miler in celebration of running it on
10.10.10, and stayed that way for a couple years before reverting to the
15k distance for 2013 and beyond.
• Through 8/30: $30
• 9/1 – 10/9: $35
• Race Day and Mail-In: $40 (Note: Discounts do not apply to mail-in entries and all paper entries must be postmarked by October 2, 2015)
• Top three overall (m/f $250/$150/$100)
• Masters (m/f $150)
There will be a packet pickup on Wednesday, October 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
Please note than pre-race/post-race will be staged differently this year.
Race day registration will be at Bearden Elementary on Kingston Pike,
after which buses will take runners to the start at Morningside Park.
First bus leaves at 6:30 and the last at 7:30. Postrace refreshments,
awards, and other activities will be at Bearden Elementary.
The race itself begins at Morningside Park on Hazen Street and winds
through the park to Ned McWherter Park and follows the greenway along
the river, past Calhoun's and Volunteer Landing, and heads toward UT Campus.
The route continues along the Neyland Greenway and past the UT Gardens
and Vet School where the route turns right onto Joe Johnson Drive and
then right onto EJ Chapman Drive. The course winds behind the campus and
heads back to 3rd Creek Greenway. The course then proceeds on to Tyson
Park and continues along 3rd Creek Greenway past the EarthFare and over
to the Bearden Greenway where it finishes just before Bearden Elementary
Averages: High 68 Low 42. However, the history on this race spans extremes
as dissimilar as the low 20s in its inaugural year to the mid-80s a couple
years ago to the monsoons of Frankenstorm in 2012. Be prepared!