Sunday, March 05, 2006

Haw Ridge 50k Trail Run

Haw Ridge 50k Trail Run, April 22, 2006 (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Haw Ridge 50k
April 22, 2006, Run starts at 8am
No fee, No Shirt, No Awards, Just Fun

Four 8 mile loops around Haw Ridge Park. Haw Ridge Park is situated on the edge of Melton Hill Lake of the Clinch River, three miles from Oak Ridge, TN. The running is all single track trails except for a 1/4 mile of road (Old Edgemore). No wet crossings, but with a lot or rain it can be muddy in places. The trail is very scenic, very isolated, but easily accessed for emergencies. Mostly flat with some up and down, nearly 100% runnable, very good footing.

In recognition of the difficulty in running long miles on trail, we are now offering a reduced loop option. Runners who want to run fewer than four loops still need to complete a liability release, as well as provide their own aid and participate in the gift exchange. Of course, if you decide to do all four loops, more power to you

Practice Run to be held on April 8th at 8am. We will meet at the end of Old Edgemore. If the weather is bad, an alternate date and time will be announced via e-mail. To receive e-mail notification of changes and updates, send an e-mail to

The only aid station will be located at the start/finish where all runners will have their vehicles parked. Runners should be prepared to carry water and other supplies for the 90-120 minute loops. Most runners will do fine with a two bottle (32 oz) water pack or similar hydration system. We may shuttle some water into the backside of the loop, but please do not count on aid in the middle of the loop.

White elephant gift exchange at finish: Bring a wrapped, outdoor related product costing no more that $10-15. At the end of the run, each runner will pick a wrapped present from those left by other runners. It can be something homemade or store bought. Let your imagination move you ;)

Potluck Aid Station: We will have a potluck aid station located at the parking area; runners will pass the aid station once at the end of each loop. We will have water and toileting facilities at the parking area. Each runner should bring their own food and drinks as well as something special to share with your fellow runners. I'd suggest fruit, PB sandwiches, salty crackers, cookies, etc...

Registration: There is a $10 donation to Friends of Haw Ridge required to register for this event. All runners must complete a liability release in order to be registered for the run.

Complete information and liability release can be viewed and printed from the website:

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Kadas at 865-483-8735 or or 417 East Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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