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Townsend 15K and 10K

When: September 12, 2021
Where: Townsend, TN
Race type(s): 15K, 10K

Date, Time, & Place: Sunday, September 12, 2021 8:00am in Townsend, TN. Townsend is located about 35 miles SE of Knoxville. From Knoxville, take Alcoa Hwy (129S) through Alcoa and Maryville. From Maryville, take Hwy 321S to Townsend. Race headquarters is The Abbey, 7765 River Road Townsend, TN 37882.

Course Description and Highlights: 15K: USATF course TN17075MS
A lovely, scenic and challenging course that runs on back-country roads near the Little River. Race will start and finish at the Abbey. Course closes after 2.5 hours.
A lovely, scenic course that runs a loop on the greenway. Race will start and finish at the Abbey. 10k tentatively starts at 8:15.

Waterstop: we will have a water stop on 15k course that you will pass twice. Water will be 8oz bottles. Gatorade will be on the 15k course as well. The 10k will have a water only stop that you will pass one time.

Registration & Entry Fee (NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS):
15K: Early Registration 7/19-7/31 $35, 8/1-9/5 $40; Late registration 9/6-9/12 $45
10K early registration 7/19-7/31, $30, 8/1-9/5 $35; Late Registration 9/6-9/12 $40
Race Day registration-no coupons or codes, No Shirt – deduct $5 anytime. No refunds and no transfers – No exceptions.

Packet Pickup: Race day packet pickup will take place, starting at 6:30am at The Abbey, 7765 River Road in Townsend.

T-shirts: Short-sleeved, unisex shirts. Please note KTC shirt policy: Anyone registering after Aug 21 will receive shirts while supplies last. When the inventory runs out in the RunSignUp system then there will be no more shirts. One shirt per participant. No re-orders.

Awards: Awards to the top 3 Overall, top Masters (As defined by fastest person age 40 and above, not limited to 40-49) Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 50 and above, not limited to 50-59), Senior Grandmasters (As defined by fastest person age 60 and above, not limited to 60-69) male and female. Awards to the top 3 in each age group as well as Overall Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs.) and Overall Athena (women over 150 lbs.) . Age group awards based on 10 increments. Schedule for awards TBD.

Grand Prix Points: 2021 Grand Prix Presented by Threds Points awarded at this race for 15K ONLY. Remember, to participate in the Grand Prix presented by Threds, runners must be a KTC member and MUST volunteer at least 3 times at KTC Grand Prix events to qualify.

Refreshments: Post race food will be provided . Also, drinks and breakfast items will be available for purchase at the Abbey.

Results: Complete results will be available on Run Signup and KTC Website at

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course.

Information: Contact Race Director Sally Joines at or Stephanie Bailey, KTC Events Manager, at

15k Course Closes at 10:30am
10k course closes 9:15am

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 (, 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.