Janet Lowe and Glenda Tetley in 2017

Starting Line in 2010


Course Description Start and finish at the vending machine building of Davy Crockett’s Birthplace State Park, Limestone, TN. Course goes East on Davy Crockett Road to continue on Keebler Rd. At 1.2 miles turn right on Smith Bridge Rd to a turnaround at 1.8 miles. Continue on Keebler Rd to a second turnaround at mile 3. Go straight back to the finish Course History Initiated by Friends of Davy Crockett Birthplace in 2007. Course designed by Bob Townsend, Limestone. At the start of the inaugural race on December 15, 2007, Mountain Men in buckskin fired two muzzle loaders across the starting line. In the inaugural race, the lead runners were blocked by a passing train. Therefore, a new course was designed with no railroad crossings. The course was shortened to 5 miles and contains two out and back sections, where you get to adjust your strategy for the winning kick. The 2019 race had a record 147 finishers.

Course Records

2009   Davon Weednancy, Johnson Cty         2928             Molly Allen, Kingsport                 30 30 CR

​2019 Derek Gibson, Greeneville 26 45 CR Meg Guy, Roan Mountain 35 42