September 17

Parking, Shuttles, and Schedule


A lot of us are headed to Townsend today! We can’t wait to see you all this weekend. Here are a few reminders about parking and shuttles on race day.

[nzs_heading heading=”4″] Parking [/nzs_heading]
There will be plenty of parking at the Visitor’s Center (finish line) with shuttles running to the start line. There will also be parking at Heritage High School (start line).

Start Parking

Shuttle and Finish Line Parking

[nzs_heading heading=”4″] Shuttles [/nzs_heading]
We will have shuttles running from the Visitor’s Center in Townsend (7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy) to the start line race morning. All shuttles will leave at 5:45 am sharp! We will not have shuttles returning to the start line. Shuttles are for runners only!

If you would like to be dropped off instead, you can be dropped off where Tuckaleechee Pike and Old Walland Highway meet near Heritage High School. Please arrive early!

[nzs_heading heading=”4″] Schedule Breakdown [/nzs_heading]
5:15 AM – shuttle parking lot opens.
5:45 AM – all shuttles leave from parking lot to start.
6:00 AM – school parking lot opens.
6:15 AM – first prize raffle (every 5 minutes).
7:00 AM – last call for bib pickup/ raffle ends.
7:15 AM – National Anthem.
7:18 AM – pacers line up.
7:20 AM – runners line up/ last call for gear check.
7:21 AM – sun rises.
7:30 AM – race starts!
7:40 AM – start line closes.
10:15 AM – awards ceremony.
11:00 AM – finish cutoff. All runners must be off the course.


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