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New Course Record Kiera Woodman 30:06

Mont's Pics 2018 Here and Here

Happy Finishers in 2020

New race director for 2019, Amelie Sharp


Course Description

Start and finish at Couchville Lake picnic shelter in Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage. From the  start at upper parking lot, the course goes a quarter mile to a turnaround at the entrance gate, then back onto the winding trail around the lake. After one loop the course circles the picnic area and repeats the loop to finish by the shelter. Considered a flat, fast course with many turns.

 Course History

This is one of the new courses that were added when the Running Tour expanded from 12 to 14 races in
1995. Designed by Tomas de Paulis, it had originally a shorter turnaround with a complex looping of the parking lot at the start. One year a wheel chair racer participated. He lost control in one of the sharp turns and ended up in the lake, where he was promptly rescued and could finish. As the name implies, it is held on the last Saturday of October. Famous for its
 charcoal-grilled gourmet hot dogs. In 2012 the race used chip timing for the first time, instead of finishing cards. It was also officially USAT&F certified, which required the turnaround to be moved 17 yards further out. Amelie Sharp is the race director from 2019.

New course record was set by 19 year old Drew Williams, who beat second place by 4 minutes.

 Course Records                             Male                           Female

 1996   Lance Winders        Mansfield      25 58  CR*    Melanie Wallace      Clarksville     30 59 CR*

2001   Matt Pulle                  Nashville       27 20             Maureen Manning   Nashville      31 13  CR

2011   Daniel Mueller          Nashville       26 25 CR**    Jeannette Mathieu    Nashville      31 14 CR**

​2018   John Woodman       Clarksville     28 35              Kiera Weems            Clarksville    30 17 CR

2019   John Woodman       Clarksville     28 25              Kiera Woodman        Clarksville    30 06 CR

​​2020   John Woodman       Clarksville     28 11              Kiera Woodman        Clarksville    29 50 CR

2022  Drew Williams                               27 04 CR       Jaimi Bradley            Clarksville     39 43  

*Note: In 1997 the course was modified and the distance became longer.

**In 2012 the course was certified and the distance became more accurate (34 yards longer).

No Costume Contest after 2019

​Count Dracula has retired

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And 2 years later in 2022

Count Dracula and his Unicorn