It's back! An urban ultra to start the new year off with a bang. This fat ass style event was so popular in 2013 that we've brought it back as a full fledged race for 2014. There will be timing chips, swag, some really nice volunteers, lots of aid station support, and some really cool finishers awards. We’re here to have a good time!
Local time: 10:05 PM
The course is a fairly flat, paved, generally eight foot wide greenway that is lit at night time. For those who prefer a softer surface, there is grass along side some of the trail. It meanders along the Pistol Creek (hence the name for the event), through Alcoa, by several small bodies of water, and over to Maryville's Bicentennial Greenbelt Park. It is a linear route a bit over 5 miles long. We’ll start at the Alcoa Middle School and run south about 4.5 miles and return to the start; then continue north about 1 mile and return back to start. The 50ker's will do this loop 3 times, the 100ker's 6 times, and the hundo runners 9 times. The event features a very generous 30 hour cut-off for all distances.
There will be a major aid station at the start/finish. Then the famous Woody aid station (it will be heated) will be about a half mile from the end of the 4.5 mile southern section. This means you'll pass an aid station every 1-4 miles. How easy is that?!
Plan to arrive Friday afternoon for the check-in, goody bag pick-up, (almost) mandatory meeting, and other pre-race activities. It will be inside the large heated school gym. The pasta dinner (vegetarian option) will be in the adjacent school cafeteria. This is free to all registered runners. (Additional meal tickets are only available during the Ultrasignup registration process.)
The indoor restrooms will REALLY be nice too! There is even a long covered walkway in front of the school where you can set up your own personal support. Can't get any better for winter race!
There will be some awesome finishers awards specific to each distance, including the highly coveted pistol buckle for the hundo registered finishers. Check out our website for all the details. Hop over to Facebook for all the chatter. Get signed up before it fills. Then get your stuff together to come join us!