Welcome to Tennessee Running Tour 2016-2017
This is the 38th year of the Running Tour, the longest state parks running series in the U.S. It consists of 22 road races, of which two are partly wooden trails, and with distances varying from 5 to 13 miles.
All races are held on Saturdays from October to March at 11 AM local time in 22 different State Parks, located from Memphis to Kingsport.
These events are sponsored by local running clubs, which are responsible for registration, timing and results. Each State Park provides facilities, race security and traffic control.
Walkers are welcome. The total number of finishers last season was 3,424.
New for the upcoming season is that some of the dates have changed. Roan Mountain 10K is back with a new race director. Gobbler Gallop 7 Mi has changed date with Bigfoot Scramble 5 Mi. Trail of Tears 7 Mi is on the same date as Hill and Dale 8 Mi. Straight to the Heart 5 Miles has changed date with The War Party 10K.
We have a Grand Prix points system, where accumulat- ed points determine the new male and female Running Tour Champion in each of seven age categories: youth, open, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, veterans, and over eighty. Everyone who participates in 5 races or more will receive a special award at the Grand Prix Awards Banquet on March 4, 2017. In addi- tion, those who run 10 or more races will receive an extra award.
The pre-registration fee is $20.00. The no-shirt option is $8.00. From one week before and on race day the fee is $15.00 (no shirt).
Good running and thank you for your support.
Mike Bell, Tour Director
For on-line registration, go to the brochure schedule and click on the blue race date.
To contact the Tour Director, e-mail Mike at Bellm@henryk12.net or call 731-441-1468.
For web site issues, call Tomas at 615-390-6977.
TENNESSEE RUNNING TOUR
Runners at the 2-mile mark of the 2014 Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon. Photo by Monte Lowe.