Saturday, Oct 19, 2024

Kettlefoot

1203 Harbin Hill Rd.

Mountain City, TN 50K, 25K, 13K

Registration closes: Thu, Oct 17 @ 5:00PM ET

Test your limits among the changing leaves!

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2024 for a scenic tour of Doe Mountain Recreation Area. Located minutes from downtown Mountain City, Tennessee, DMRA offers stunning scenery on a variety of trail types. Runners of all distances will have the opportunity to climb the 60-foot Kettlefoot Fire Tower earning views of Watauga Lake, Grandfather Mountain, and the surrounding valleys. This is a USATF sanctioned event.

Registration

Registration will open on December 15, 2023 and will close on October 17, 2024. There will be no paper registration. Your registration fee covers the use of the facility, a t-shirt, aid stations, a finisher award, and post-race food.

We do NOT offer refunds or transfers for any reason. A maximum of a 2-year deferral will be allowed in cases of pregnancy or military service. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact the race director when they would like to use their deferral.

Course

50K
~32.8 miles
~6,200 feet elevation gain
10.5 hour cutoff

The 50K consists of 2 loops. Runners will run the 25K loop twice.
Runners will start with a 4-mile loop on smooth singletrack. Everyone will have plenty of space to find their spot in the pack. After this, runners will ascend 4.5 miles to the Kettlefoot Fire Tower, gaining approximately 1,600 feet over the distance. The surface is a combination of the singletrack Kettlefoot Trail and doubletrack multi-use trails. After the fire tower, runners will descend 1 mile of the Kettlefoot Trail before meeting up with a multi-use trail for the next 1.5 mile downhill. At the Trials Aid Station, the course continues for 5.5 miles on rolling doubletrack with a few punchy climbs thrown in. Upon reaching the Start/Finish, runners will complete the loop a second time.

25K
~16.4 miles
~3,100 feet elevation gain
8 hour cutoff

Runners will start with a 4-mile loop on smooth singletrack. Everyone will have plenty of space to find their spot in the pack. After this, runners will ascend 4.5 miles to the Kettlefoot Fire Tower, gaining approximately 1,600 feet over the distance. The surface is a combination of the singletrack Kettlefoot Trail and doubletrack multi-use trails. After the fire tower, runners will descend 1 mile of the Kettlefoot Trail before meeting up with a multi-use trail for the next 1.5 mile downhill. At the Trials Aid Station, the course continues for 5.5 miles on rolling doubletrack with a few punchy climbs thrown in.

13K
~8.5 miles
~1,800 feet elevation gain
4 hour cutoff

The 13K runs like a classic up/down mountain race. Runners will ascend 4.5 miles to the Kettlefoot Fire Tower, gaining approximately 1,600 feet over the distance. The surface is a combination of the singletrack Kettlefoot Trail and doubletrack multi-use trails. After the fire tower, runners will descend 1 mile of the Kettlefoot Trail before meeting up with a multi-use trail for the next 2.5 miles downhill.

Schedule

Friday, October 18
5:00 - 8:00 PM: Packet Pickup at Doe Mountain Recreation Area (race start/finish)

*Please note that our USATF sanction requires all participants to sign a paper waiver. The waiver will be available at packet pickup. You must sign a waiver to receive your bib.

Saturday, October 19
5:30 - 6:30 AM: Runner check-in and late packet pickup at race start/finish
7:00 AM: 50K & 25K start
8:00 AM: 13K start
12:00 PM: All 13K runners must be finished
3:00 PM: All 25K runners must be finished
5:30 PM: All runners must be finished

Volunteers

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and post-race food in addition to our unending gratitude. A volunteer who works 5 hours or more will receive a free entry into next year's race.

Lodging

Doe Mountain Recreation Area is located near Mountain City, Tennessee. There are numerous short-term rental options within Johnson County (VRBO, AirBNB, etc.).

DMRA is approximately 20 minutes from Damascus, Virginia, 30 minutes from Boone, North Carolina, and 60 minutes from Johnson City and Bristol, Tennessee.

Camping is not allowed on DMRA property, but there are several commercial campgrounds in the shadow of Doe Mountain. They include:
Doe Valley Campground
R&D Campground

Event's current local time: 3:10 AM ET

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