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@rsharp

Knoxville, TN Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 year, 8 months ago

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Half Marathon Cookeville, TN Feb 26, 2022 2:06:00

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Cookeville, TN Feb 26, 2022 2:06:00
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN Oct 3, 2021 2:08:00

My Raves

This race supports Cummins Falls State Park. Fairly small event. There were 4 race distances happening that morning, which worked out well logistically. The elevation is a beast - you … MORE

This race supports Cummins Falls State Park. Fairly small event. There were 4 race distances happening that morning, which worked out well logistically. The elevation is a beast – you get some great down hills, but turn around and come back up them!

This race has nice scenery, very class Middle Tennessee, with rolling hills, big red barns, and a river. There is typically a cool kayak-bridge to cross the river during the half, but we had major rains the week before the race this year, so they had to reroute because the river was just moving too fast.

Swag included a soft cotton tee and a wooden medal. Age group awards were similar. Post race included burgers, BBQ chicken, Chili, and some craft beer that sponsored the race. Free race photos included.

If you’re close by, I’d recommend this race, but wouldn’t make it a destination event.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4
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I'm local, so I love this one. It's a fairly hilly course that takes you through the University of Tennessee campus, past Neyland Stadium, along the river, through some beautiful … MORE

I’m local, so I love this one. It’s a fairly hilly course that takes you through the University of Tennessee campus, past Neyland Stadium, along the river, through some beautiful neighborhoods, and along the greenway. It finishes in World’s Fair Park beneath the Sun Sphere. There is usually great crowd support, with lots of signs, folks dressed up, music performances, etc. You can pretty much guarantee you’ll hear “Rocky Top” at some point along the course. I think it’s a right of passage in Knoxville.

The swag is nice, pretty typical of a half marathon, with a tee shirt (some years have been cotton, others have been performance material) and medal. Post race there is food for finishers, but also food-truck type options in the park. Free finish line photos included, and pre-covid they included a Finish Line video, which was neat.

Parking is fairly easy even though the race starts downtown. There are lots of free garages nearby.

I would add this one to your list, and it would be a good TN race if you need one. I’ll run it every year, certainly.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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