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We are returning to Sweetwater this fall for the return of the Sweetwater Valley Half Marathon. This year, we are joining forces with the established Kiwanis Rocky Top Run 5k to add their event to ours.
Date, Time, & Place:
Saturday October 1, 2022 - All events start time 8:00 AM.
Start and finish for both races at the Historic Downtown Sweetwater Gazebo at 310 N Main Street, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874. Directions: From Knoxville, take I-75 South to Exit 62 (Oakland Rd/TN 322 East). Turn left off the exit ramp and head east for just over 2.5 miles. Take a right onto Lee Hwy/N Main St/Hwy 11. In a half mile you will be at the Gazebo area. Parking will be available in a variety of nearby lots, please follow directions from any parking attendants.
Course Description and Highlights:
Registration & Entry Fee (No Refunds & No Transfers):
We are working on a new and improved Half Marathon course for 2022.
Early registration (7/8-7/15)
Regular registration 7/16-9/24
Relay $40 per runner
Late Registration 9/25-9/30
Half Marathon- $85
Relay-$45 per runner ***Relay registration closes on 9/28
No Race Day Registration
Discounts on Registration:
No Shirt Discount: Deduct $5 (Available anytime)
KTC Member Discount: Save $10 (Available anytime)
Team Discount: Save $5 per registrant if you are running with a group or team of 4 or more.
NO OTHER COUPONS OR CODES
Packet /Bib Pickup:
Race Morning: Packet/Bib pickup will be available from 6:30 - 7:45 AM race morning at the gazebo just off Main Street.
Availability: Please note KTC's T-shirt Policy - Participants registering before 11:59 pm on September 18th will receive their selected shirt at the optional packet pick-up or at the race morning packet pickup. Anyone registering September 18th will receive shirts as supplies last. The shirt order will be placed on September 19th and when inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system, there will be no more shirts. No re-orders.
Post Race Refreshments:
Post-race food will be grab-and go ONLY
Awards and Results:
Overalls & Specialty Awards: Awards for both the Half Marathon and 5k will be presented to the following:
Top 3 overall Male and Female
Top Male and Female Masters (over the age of 40 - not limited to 40-49)
Top Male and Female Grand Masters (over the age of 50 - not limited to 50-59)
Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (over the age of 60 - not limited to 60-69)
Top Clydesdale (Male 200 lbs+) and Athena (Female 150 lbs+).
*Overall and other specialty award recipients are ineligible for age group awards.
Age Group Award: Awards for both the Marathon and Half Marathon will be 3 deep in 5 year increments (no runners under 15). Awards must be picked up during the awards ceremony - awards will not be mailed.
All Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Please note that awards are based on chip time.
The Half Marathon will be on the Grand Prix Team Competition schedule. Please visit www.ktc.org for details.
Grand Prix Points:
2022 Grand Prix points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, participants must be a member of KTC and must volunteer for at least 3 events.
Results will be posted on the "Results" tab in RunSignUp. Also, complete results will be available on the KTC Website at www.ktc.org.
Race Etiquette: The course closes in 3 and half hours. Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The use of headphones and other personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this event. To enjoy all that the event has to offer and for the safety of all participants, KTC encourages a headphone-free environment during our events. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our events. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
Training: Looking for a structured training program? Check out KTC's RunKNOX Program. Training is available with both in-person and virtual options. Participants receive weekly emails and have the opportunity to participate in 6 workouts each week: Monday Morning Runs, Tuesday Night Runs, Wednesday Morning Runs, Thursday Night Yoga Practice, Friday Morning Core Class, and Saturday Morning Runs. Click here for more information!
No refunds are provided for this event.
If you have needs on race day, or if you need information on other KTC events, please contact KTC Event Manager Stephanie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KTC Safety Policy:
KTC’s mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.
The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.
Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.
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