The Toughest Little Mile in Tennessee
The Tennessee Mile will take place on the hallowed ground known as The Murder Mile, home to the instant classic, the Mid-State Mile. The race will feature a variety of timed divisions. Unlike MSM, you are not limited by timed loops. Instead, your task is to complete as many loops as you can (or want to) within the allotted total time.
The course is housed on private land just 20 minutes from downtown Franklin, TN. It boasts a 1.1 mile loop with 340 feet of elevation gain. You’ll encounter two monster climbs with fast, runnable sections between them and a downhill section through the field to the start/finish area. The course itself is an old logging road so it features a nice, wide double track trail. Rest assured, we’ll clean up the course real good before race day. We like pretty things.
Start times will be staggered amongst the divisions. Please note that the 6 hour division has both a daytime and nighttime, so - bring on your overnight training runs!
24 hrs (start time: 8am)
12 hrs (start time: 10am)
6 hrs - DAY (start time: 12pm)
6 hrs - NIGHT (start time: 8pm)
Youth 5k (start time: 8:30am)
The Tennessee Mile is a looped race with runners responsible for tracking their loops. There is not a time limit on your loop. Log as many or as few loops as you like. Choose your own adventure, create your own challenge.
If you participated or volunteered at the Mid-State Mile, please let us know that you’re interested in running this event. We will send out an early registration invitation along with a small discount to show our gratitude for your support.
If you are a Race Director, please contact us before registering. We have a special discount code for you to show our appreciation for what you bring to the community.
Aid & Crew
Runners can accept crew and aid anywhere on this course. Runners are required to bring their own setup for this event. The large tents will not be available like at Mid-State. We may put up a couple but plan on relying on you and your friends to create your setup.
Camping is allowed in the big field. Camping tents (requiring strings and stakes) are not permitted in the start/finish area. Crews are allowed to provide their own pop-up canopy-style tent to use for their runner at the start/finish. Crews can set up anywhere within this crew area and provide aid to their runner.
All runners MUST provide their own aid. We will have water and electrolytes, but all nutrition must be provided by individuals due to COVID-19 precaution. More on that below.
House Rules & Spectators
VERY IMPORTANT: Absolutely no pets. There are already pets that call this place home, and while we love our furry friends we do not want to disturb and upset the current residents. If you bring a furry sidekick, you will be asked to take them back to their home. Additionally, runners are not permitted in the house or on the porch. Finally, you will notice there are hunting stands on the property. For safety reasons, those are off limits as well.
Please bring your family, friends, a can-do attitude, and smiles. Bring games and family fun also feel free to explore the creek across the road . We will be encouraging spectators to venture on the course. We want you to feel loved and supported every step of the way. We also want to provide some entertainment for those people with enough sense to not sign up. What better way to do so than watching you suffer?
In the wake of our current crisis regarding COVID-19, we understand that races are difficult to host. So in light of that, and wanting to be good humans, we will be prepared to change the date if needed due to local government regulations. When we know more about what the CDC and state governments are recommending, we will confirm the date. Although we are all ready to play with our friends again, we want to be absolutely certain that we are doing so responsibly.
We will be taking as many precautions as possible in an effort to do our part and keep everyone safe. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and getting back to what we love. It is worth reiterating that runners are responsible for their own race nutrition and aid. We will only be providing water and electrolytes.
Shirts & Refund Policy
If you wish to receive a race shirt with your entry, you MUST register November 15th . Any entries after that will not be guaranteed a race shirt .
Important note: There will be absolutely no refunds given.
Please know when you register for this event, you are donating to covering the costs of bringing all of our trail lovers together. The event will still take place even if we need to reschedule, but we will do everything in our power to avoid postponing. The event is hosted on private land so we will not be relying on Forestry Services or state parks to give us the go-ahead.
Now, more than ever, it is important that we support each other as humans and as a community celebrate being out in the woods. We want to bring everyone together with a fun and unique experience all can enjoy. Please know your entry fee is being donated to the human experience and giving those we call friends the gift of a good day in the woods.
If there are proceeds will be donated to helping the Jones family to improve and maintain the property so they can keep you coming back year after year.
84 Days Fundraiser
We are beyond excited to be teaming up with Greg Armstrong and his daughter’s powerful organization, 84 Days. You can read more about them here: https://84days.net/ and learn all about the amazing work that they are doing to combat period poverty around the world.
Local time: 1:45 AM
At the race, we will be collecting feminine hygiene products to donate as well as creating unique awards for anyone who achieves 84 miles in the 24 hr division. If you followed Mid-State this year, you know that is not an easy feat! We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and we really hope you are too.