Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

The Dirt Circuit

2010 Panther Creek Road

Morristown, TN 24hrs Relay, 24hrs, 12hr Relay, 12hrs

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 29, 2018


Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814

Race Information

Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents the perfect back drop for this fall ultra-marathon. Offering 12 and 24 hour races, the Dirt Circuit is sure to deliver a challenge to runners of all backgrounds and abilities. For this spectator-friendly race, athletes, vendors, family, and friends are encouraged to enjoy the fun at Base Camp throughout the weekend. You pick where your finish line is.

The Dirt Circuit is 3 miles of trail mostly resembling that of a cross country course. The loop course is a combination of wide and single track trails through fields and woods with two wooden bridge crossings. The course winds gently around the park offering many scenic views of Panther Creek. The Dirt Circuit starts and finishes at the soccer fields, which serve as Base Camp for the weekend.

The 12 Hour Day Race and 24 Hour Race both start at 8:00 am Saturday. The 12 Hour Night Race will start at 8:00 pm on Saturday. The 24 hour race will continue through the night. The course will be marked with orange flags and tape at all major trail crossings. Head lamps are strongly encouraged.

Relay teams do not have to hand off at every lap. Teams are welcome to develop their own strategy for when and who will run next for their team.

The Dirt Circuit race is cup free. Runners are responsible for carrying their own hydration systems with them.

Runners must have their official race number visible at all times to ensure they receive credit for each lap.

Pacing / Crewing of runners is permitted.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

Registration Information

12 Hour Solo (Day or Night)
Early - $55
Regular - $65
Late - $75

24 Hour Solo
Early - $70
Regular - $80
Late - $90

12 Hour Relay (up to 6 runners)
Early - $125
Regular - $155
Late - $185

24 Hour Relay (up to 6 runners)
Early - $170
Regular - $200
Late - $230

Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.

Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Please know that your entry fee is spent well in advance of the race. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station which will be located at Base Camp. It will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid. Runners are encouraged to bring their own race nutrition as well.


12 Hour Solo (Day & Night)
Top 3 Men
Top 3 Female

24 Hour Solo
Top 3 Men
Top 3 Female

12 Hour Relay
Top Relay Team

24 Hour Relay
Top Relay Team

T-shirts and finisher awards for all who participate

The awards ceremony will commence immediately after the last finishers of each race.

Belt buckles for the worthy.


Primitive camping is included with your registration at Base Camp (soccer fields) for both Friday and Saturday nights. RV sites and cabins are available through the Panther Creek State Park Campground. For more information please visit:

There are a few hotels within a short drive from Panther Creek State Park. We are currently working on setting up group rates.

Econo Lodge
5984 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814

Hampton Inn
3750 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814

Local time: 2:53 AM

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