Special Event Note: This year's New Balance Knoxville Summer Solstice 7K will be held in conjunction with the KTC Annual Summer Picnic! Both events will take place on Saturday, June 11, at Oakes Farm in Corryton! Knoxville Track Club will be donating a portion of the 2016 proceeds to the Toys for Tots program thanks to New Balance Knoxville.
Date, Time, & Place: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Summer picnic and race start/finish at Oakes Farm in Corryton, TN.
Directions: From Knoxville, take I-640 East to the Washington Pike Exit. Turn left under the interstate and then right at Target (staying on Washington Pike). Follow Washington Pike 10 miles to Corryton Rd. Turn left on Corryton Rd. Go 2.3 miles to Oakes Farm on the right (8240 Corryton Rd., Corryton, TN 37721).
Course Description and Highlights: A beautiful and challenging cross country course all on the 130 acre Oakes Farm in Corryton, TN with views of House Mountain and Clinch Mountain. The course is all off road.
Registration & Entry Fee: Registration is capped at 400 entries. Discounts available by registering online at www.ktc.org/RaceSolstice.html. No refunds and no transfers. Fee: $35. Price increases May 31, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT to
. Race day registration available only if 400 entry cap has not been reached. There is NO charge to attend the picnic so please do not register.
T-shirts: 1st quality short sleeved shirt. This race does not have a no t-shirt option.
Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall (male,female)
1st- master (male,female)
1st-grandmaster (male, female)
1st- veteran (male,female)
1st- Clydesdale, Athena
1st, 2nd, 3rd age group (male, female) 10 yr increments.
Grand Prix Series Sponsored by Threds Points Eligibility: 2016 Grand Prix Points awarded at this race. Remember, to participate in the 2016 Grand Prix Series Sponsored by Threds, runners must be a KTC Member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix events to qualify.
Annual Summer Picnic and Post Race Celebration: Catered dinner, music and delicious beverages. Plenty of activities for kids. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the festivities. You must bring a valid ID to be eligible to drink adult beverages. No meal tickets needed this year. KTC Members, participants, and volunteers are welcome to eat and enjoy the night.
Results: Complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org or on the KTC App that can be downloaded via iOs or Google Play.
Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations and course terrain, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are strongly discouraged.
Information: Contact Race Director Ray Wilson (865-789-1594 or email@example.com) or KTC Event Manager David Black (888-217-5635 opt. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Weather: Averages: High 86 Low 64.
It will be a hot, humid race if past races are any indication. Hydrate,
hydrate, hydrate! Dress as minimally as you can.