Welcome to Tennessee Running Tour 2017-2018
This is the 39th year of the Running Tour, the longest state parks running series in the U.S. It consists of 21 road races, of which two are partly on 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 21 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 over 3,000.
New for the upcoming season is that some of the dates have changed. Roan Mountain 10K is on the same date as David Crockett 10K. Chickasaw Chase is after Bigfoot Scramble. Trail of Tears 7 Mi is on the same date ar Hill and Dale 8 Mi.
We have a Grand Prix points system, where accumulated points determine the new male and female Running Tour Champion in each of seven age categories: youth, open, masters, grandmasters, senior grandmasters, veterans, and eighty plus. Everyone who participates in 5 races or more will receive a special award at the Grand Prix Awards Banquet on March 3, 2018. In addition, those who run 10 or more races will receive an extra award.
The pre-registration fee is $22.00. The no-shirt option is $10.00. 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.