November is right around the corner. There are a lot of fun races coming up in November. Don’t let the cooling weather slow you down! Pick out one (or more!) of these races and go for it!
Foothills Half Marathon
Finally, a half marathon race on the Alcoa-Maryville Greenway! It’s East Tennessee, so it’s not totally flat, but with 90% of the race on the greenway, it’s just about as flat as possible for this region.
All pre-registered participants will recieve a goody bag, commemorative long sleeve performance race shirt and finisher’s medal upon completion of the event. Awards will be given to top three male and female finishers, top masters, top grandmasters, and age groups. Age group awards are three deep in five year age groups.
6 Fluid stations (Gatorade, water. PowerGels) will be located at key points along the course. Participants requiring fluids more than every two miles should plan to carry their own. A strict course limit of 4 hours (about 18 minutes per mile) will be enforced for finishing. No early start.
VMC Dunkin’ Donuts Run and Eat 5K
The Volunteer Ministry Center’s Dunkin’ Donuts Run and Eat 5K Race will be the event of the year! Starting at
Hardin Valley Elementary School the route will take you down Hardin Valley Road before you turn left on to the
campus of Pellissippi State Community College where you will follow Course Monitors and signage to the half-way mark. There you will either make the turn back to Hardin Valley Elementary and cross the FINISH LINE to complete the 5K, or if you are a DONUT COMPETITOR, you will stop and eat 24 Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Munchkins. As soon as you have finished your donuts and checked out with the judges, you will continue back to Hardin Valley Elementary to cross the FINISH LINE.
Secret City Half Marathon and 5K
New half marathon course in 2015! The half marathon route starts at the scenic Melton Lake Peninsula. Enjoy 13.1 miles of mostly flat terrain. Course runs by the beautiful Melton Lake then down by an operational quarry for a change of scenery. Continue along a serene tree-lined private road then wind through Oak Ridge. Finish your race right back at the peninsula. Course is USATF certified with certification # TN15066MS.
New 5K route for 2015! The 5K race route starts and finishes at the Melton Lake Peninsula. The course follows the water’s edge along the Melton Lake walking trail to Elza Gate then double back to the peninsula. A very scenic and easy 5K run.
3rd Annual Everett Hills 5k
3rd Annual Everett Hills 5k (race, jog, or walk) – ALL Proceeds Benefit Operation Christmas Child
When: Saturday November 21st, race starts at 10am. Check-in before 9:30am.
Where: Race starts and finishes at Everett Hills Baptist Church, Maryville, TN.
Visit us online at our ‘Everett Hills 5k – ALL Proceeds Benefit Operation Christmas Child’ page on facebook.com
Regal Entertainment Group Autumnfest 5k and Little Gobbler Run
Date, Time, & Place: Thursday November 26, 2015 in Downtown Knoxville at the Southern Railway Station. The Little Gobbler Run starts at 8:00. The 5K starts at 8:30.
Course Description and Highlights: USATF Certified. The course starts and finishes on West Depot Street turning left onto Gay Street and running across both the Henley Street Bridge and the Gay Street Bridge and finishing back on West Depot Street in front of the Southern Railway Station. The Little Gobbler Run is an out and back starting on Depot Avenue, running up Gay Street, turning around at Regal Entertainment Cinema and returning to Depot Avenue to finish. It is a one mile course.