Pilot CrossKnox 15k

OCTOBER 12, 2014 • 8:00 am

USATF CERTIFICATION: TN14102MS

This year's CrossKnox race, starting at 8am on October 12, 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. Note: Map on this page is old and shows 10-mile course. 15k course can be viewed here.

Prize money will be awarded at CrossKnox as follows:

TOP 3 OVERALL (M/F $250/$150/$100)
MASTERS (M/F $150)

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 School. Note that the spur out to Sutherland Avenue on the course map has been eliminated for 2013, resulting in a 15k distance rather than the 10-mile of years past.

Optional registration and packet pickup will take place at Fifth Third Bank (5612 Kingston Pike) on Thursday, October 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Weather

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!