Race Information

I.C. King of Trails
Formerly Known As: Baker Creek Blitz
Knoxville, TN
Knox County
Apr 14, 2024 - Sunday
10K, 4M trail run | kids run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    4MI.C. King of Trails 10k, 4M Trail Race and Kids Trail Mile

    DATE TIME PLACE: Sunday April 14, 2024, 9:00am. Kids trail mile, 8:30am. Race will start and finish will start/finish at the edge of the new parking lot at 2625 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN . Limited parking so please carpool if possible

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  A fun, rollicking course using mostly old trails in the park.  The shorter course has some climbing and the long course a bit more, but all totally runnable.  You'll want to do this one.

    DIRECTIONS: Race staging area will be at the new entrance to I.C. King Park at 2625 Maryville Pike, Knoxville TN. Lat/Long is 35.903237, -83.941872.

    REGISTRATION FEE (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Fee: $20.00 for pre-registration and online registration, $25.00 day of. KTC discount accepted. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. Online registration available at Runsignup.com. Kids Run fee $5.00 any time.

    SPECIAL SERIES REGISTRATION OFFERS: Sign up online for 12 for $199 Dirty Dozen, 9 for $109 Starter Pack, or kids 9 for $29 Kiddo Pack bundle deals and SAVE BIG! https://runsignup.com/treadintroddentrails2024series Expires June 1.

    KIDS TRAIL RACE: One Mile course will be a miniaturized version of the adult course and guaranteed to be fun!

    T-SHIRTS: Special limited edition T-shirts will be printed for the series. This is the same shirt as at all other Treadin’ Trodden Trails races; one shirt per runner PER SEASON please. Taking multiple shirts minimizes monies we are able to donate to trail friendly causes.

    TTT SERIES AWARDS: This year we'll be awarding the top 3 in each division free race entries: 1st gets the Full Monty, all 12 races, 2nd gets the 9 race series, and 3rd gets entry into 6 races. Additionally we'll hold a drawing so that two lucky runners get a pair of shoes, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Runners Market. We'll once again be presenting the awards at the annual KTC Holiday Party in December.  Reminder, to qualify for series awards (and free shoes!), you'll need to be a member of KTC, and you will need to have volunteered two times during the course of the trail race season

    RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org

    COURSE ETIQUETTE: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct or is abusive to volunteers. Due to insurance regulations, no headsets, earphones, bicycles, baby strollers, roller blades or pets on the course.

    SAFETY: Aid and water stations will be provided, but in an effort to be greener, we urge all runners to carry their own water to minimize use of cups at the aid stations. We also strongly recommend that anyone sensitive to insect stings or bites carry their own medication. Finally, we urge that everyone do some pre-race training offroad, as there is no substitute for experience. We want you to have a good time.

    SAFETY POLICY CLARIFICATION: Our primary goal is to keep everybody safe out there in the woods. We've had some interest by younger folks in running the longer races, and we're all over that idea, but we are also concerned about their safety. For the remainder of the season (and moving forward), if a runner is under 12 years old, he or she will need to be accompanied by an adult in order to run the adult race (i.e. not the kids mile).Also, and this is less of a safety concern and more of a concern for the welfare of our volunteers: We'll need to start enforcing the 18:00/mile minimum pace. This has been our policy all along but we've gotten a little lax and this keeps our volunteers in the woods far longer than they should have to be. Moving forward, each race will have a sweeper, and runners will need to be moving at greater than an 18:00/mile pace to stay in the race. Don't get caught by the sweep!

    DON'T TAKE A BIB IF YOU'RE NOT RUNNING. This is safety-related - we want to make sure that everybody who starts the race stays safe. If you take a bib, we think you're running the race. Then when you don't show up at the finish, we have to try and track you down and make sure you're not lost in the woods or hurt. So please -- if you're not running the race, don't take a bib. Also, if you have to drop out of the race, please let one of the race officials know so you are accounted for. Also, don't crunch or fold the bib, or tear off the bottom.  We need an unspoiled bib to ecord your time and finish place.

    INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact race director Brian Williams at  865.851.6943 or bpwilliams@gmail.com. For more info, contact Treadin' Trodden Trails series director Michael deLisle 865.548.4718 or mdelisle@comcast.net. Volunteer info and signup available at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TN/Knoxville/BakerCreekBlitz   We value volunteerism highly. Runners can take their participation in the KTC TTT series to the next level by volunteering! Not only does the success of each trail race depend on our great community of volunteers, but volunteerism is required for placement in the esteemed Grand Prix Rankings. In order to qualify for a Grand Prix award, runners must also volunteer for a minimum of 3 events. Each trail race has opportunities for both folks running in the event and those preferring to provide support during the race. Volunteer positions can be found and selected on the respective race page on Runsignup.com. No experience is necessary and one might argue that volunteering is more fun than running. Come out, support the community and secure your place in the Grand Prix hierarchy!

    KTC SAFETY POLICY: The Knoxville Track Club Board of Directors has approved an Event Safety Policy, viewable here: Weather Policy. Please familiarize yourself with it.

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  • Added to our Directory
    Mar 16, 2011
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Mar 11, 2024
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