Peoples Bank of East Tennessee is a locally owned and operated community bank established in 1997 with its home office in Madisonville, TN.
We can not thank them enough for there continued support and being our 1st presenting Sponsor for the 2024 year!
Need anything banking please reach out to Peoples Bank of East Tennessee and let them know we sent ya!
Its time to battle at the fort!! 3 Hour, 6 Hour,6 Hour ruck, 12 Hour, and 24 HOUR plus if you are able to run 100 miles you will earn a buckle!! (FOR 2024 WE WILL BE OFFERING A $500 CASH PRIZE FOR THE PERSON WHO WINS AND BREAKS THE OVERALL 24HR COURSE RECORD!) The Cash price is gratefully donated by UNRUNNING!
Also BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR, Tennessee's Double Ultra Festival --- run BOTH the Fort Frenzy Ultra Festival 24 Hour and the Three Sisters Ultra Festival 24 Hour and both medals will be designed to lock together creating a large custom medal. You will also receive a custom TN DOUBLE ULTRA FESTIVAL PLACQUE that holds both medals. We will be changing the design and style up for 2024. **Be sure to register under the TN Double Ultra Festival buttons on both race events. If you have already registered for the 24 Hour race and want to be moved to the Double, just let us know.***
If you ran this event last year then you know how great the views and terrain are for new and veteran ultra runners alike. Just like last year we plan to offer a great running adventure that not only challenges you but allows your family and friends access to you. We find this important as we are race directors that are also about family and including them in our adventures.
**If you are a race director please message us before signing up as we have a special discount for you for being awesome.
It's a 3.65 mile loop with right at 500 feet of elevation per loop. The trail goes around Tellico lake and will start and end at the pavilion. It is a state park so the trail is 100% runnable and 99% on trail. The only section that is not on trail starts at the pavilion and is paved.
Shout out to our SPONSORS!
A huge thank you to our presenting Sponsor Peoples Bank of East Tennessee!
Sloans Hometown Hardware
Knoxville Spine and Sports
Magic Number Events
drankful, Garza Law Firm ,
Legends and lore pizza, Gu energy gels, greater me
6 hr Ruck (new 2024)
New for 2024 is the 6hr Ruck option. We've saw the rucking sport grow over the last few years,and multiple people have reached out asking for a rucking division. So we here it is!
We are thrilled to host a ruck division for the 6hr race. For the uninitiated, rucking is typically described as walking/hiking with a weighted pack. The activity gets its name from “rucksacks,” which is military-speak for “backpack.”
Men - 30lb dry
Female -15lb dry
Boys under 15 - 20lbs
Girls under 15 -10lbs
We are excited to say each finisher will receive a patch once your race is officially over or you've tapped out.
You must weigh-in. To make this administratively simple-no weigh-in = no finishers patch.
You must also relay to RDs or event staff when you are officially ending your race!
Please plan to weigh in 30 minutes to 1 hr prior to the event start.
Weight must be in the form of a steel ruck plate, weight vest blocks, bumper plates or other items which have the weight clearly stamped. Removal of plates or reduction of weight during the event is not authorized. Honor system applies. Do the right thing.
We want this to be an awesome addition to our ultra events!
Live Event on August 10th:
Come and battle at the fort...
The Fort Frenzy Ultra Festival endurance race takes place at the Fort Loudon State Historic Park on Tellico Lake in Vonore, TN. It is currently the only endurance event to utilize this trail system around the Fort and Tellico lake with beautiful views of the lake and rolling hills. This is a well-maintained, and very runnable loop trail system.
Fort Frenzy Ultra Festival was designed to attract a diverse demographic of active outdoor enthusiasts. From the seasoned ultrarunner to the beginner trail runner, this race offers something for everyone. Can you set the course record in either event? If so, you will earn a custom award along with your finishers award. Come and battle at the Fort.... and see if you have what it takes for the endurance run on this loop trail system and see if you can claim the course record for the most laps completed.
Packet pickup available the morning of the race at 7AM and August 9th from 5:30-7:30PM at the Fort (address below)
START TIMES: All endurance Races start at 8AM
Finding the starting line:
338 Fort Loudon Rd, Vonore, TN 37885 For the start of the race we will meet at the pavillion
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*Family friendly event and numerous places to access runners on the course
*Pacers allowed on the 12 & 24 hour endurance race after 6 hours (do you really need a pacer?)
Swag and Awards
Live Physical Race: Register by July 15th 2024 to be guaranteed a custom Fort Frenzy shirt. We may have extra shirts after that date but no guarantee on sizes. Also, if for some reason there is a shirt shortage in the supply chain we will find other swag to replace shirts with. For now our goal is shirts for all runners.
Finisher awards for all endurance runners.
*Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Male and Female
Finisher awards for all endurance runners. Top 3 male and female winners in each distance will receive a fort frenzy medal with the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place on the medals.
Patches for ruck division!
UnRunning will be sponsoring a $500 dollar prize if anyone can break and win the 24hr course record of 109.50.
Current record holder is Chris Stayman and was set in 2023.
Refunds will be available until July 17th minus the UltraSignup fee. No refunds will be given after July 17th 2024. At this point we have placed our order for swag and shirts. We truly understand that life happens and things pop up and people get sick but for us to do our part and plan with volunteers and swag we simply cannot roll entrys over or offer refunds.In the event of unsafe weather a makeup date will be scheduled. Race registrations are not transferable to other participants. Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.
Event's current local time: 4:51 AM ET