USATF CERTIFIED COURSE, QUALIFIER FOR USATF NATIONAL TEAMS
Run 4 Water has been working hard at making this a top notch race that will attract ultra runners from all over the globe. With a course that will allow you to test your limits with as little effort as possible in middle TN, we now have a USATF certified 1 mile paved loop so you can get as many miles as possible, (Which is what we truly want to see you all do again this year!!!) In 2014 Greg Armstrong qualified at this race to be part of the USA 24hr team for the IAU World 24Hr Championship in Italy.
Yes that is right, WE WILL BE PROVIDING CHIP TIMING FOR ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS. This is an easy course, super easy... Each year people come from many states away to set a PR. From the people that I had tell me last year, I would say that we have about a 75% success rating for those shooting for a PR in any distance. If that is you, then this is your course. Come on out and test yourself to see if you too will walk away with a new personal record to beat....
The goal of this event is to unit the running community together around the world. We would like runners to dedicate and "LOG" their miles on Sept 26th - 27th to this event, Run Around the World. The Earth is 24,901 miles in circumference at the equator. We hope to log a total of 24,901 miles on this day. We want this to be a fun, family friendly event that you'll remember. In order to do this there will be many things going on throughout the day, and night, to help keep you motivated and inspired to rack up as many miles as you can. This will mark the end of a Kids Marathon where children from come from several counties to run their final mile. Year after year this part of the event has been one of the favorites of the ultra runners. The kids feed off of you, and you'll feed off of them. This year we will be adding a special needs event, where special needs children and families will come out to run, roll, or crutch along side of you. We at Run 4 Water believe that all life is valuable and no one should feel left out because of a special need.
This is a running Festival. We are here to have a good time and help encourage others to be all they can be while making a change in the world. Our Festival will consist of a 5k, 10K, 13.1 half marathon, 26.2 full marathon, 50K, 50 Miler, 100K, 6Hr, 12Hr, and 24Hr timed event. We will also have the final mile of the kids marathon, and a special event for the special needs of middle TN. We will have music throughout the day, an aid station ever mile to help keep you hydrated, and for those running through the night we will have some food to keep you moving.
Local time: 4:33 AM
Buckles will be given to all runners that are able to complete 100+ miles within 24hrs.
All those in the 6, 12 or 24Hr event will receive a special award for completing their time out there.
All runners will receive a shirt.
Age group awards: We don't want to give you an award for just signing up, we want you to work for it, so to keep with tradition we will be awarding the top Male and Female of each event. The awards are always handmade and rather unique, and I can't personally wait to see what I come up with this year.