Thursday, July 01, 2010

pilot fireball 5k

One of the most fun races of the year is this weekend! It's the Pilot Fireball 5k, and it's this Saturday (the eve of our 4th of July) at 9pm. This is the only night time run associated with the KTC , and it really is a fun one. The race begins and ends at the UT Vet School, so you're running out and back on Neyland. This strip of Neyland = flat as a pancake, so it's a good race if you're looking to get your best 5k time. It's a GREAT race if you just want to go out and have some fun. The crowd is big, and everyone is happy and energetic. A lot of people choose to wear 4th themed attire. It's July in Knoxville, so it's going to be a hot one. Drink water before... and plenty of beer after. You can register for the race or find more info here.

I hope our readers have some fun plans for the holiday weekend. Whatever you do, drive safely and call a cab or spend the night if you need to. Happy Fourth!


Unknown said...

There is actually one other (more) nighttime KTC race, but you are forgiven for not knowing about it, since it is recently back from the dead. The Pigeon Forge 8K is being resurrected this year, July 31. Yes, it starts at midnight. Also flat, from what I've been told. Yah mo b there.

Anonymous said...

oh yes, our good friends at are the primary sponsors of that race. I did not realize it was a KTC one. I will be running it, too. If I can stay awake until midnight, which is questionable.