On April 6, 2013 Fleet Feet Sports in Kingsport, TN will be holding the second of three races in the XTERRA TN points series. Pick your poison…we are offering either a 5 mile; half marathon; or 50k distance. The fun starts at 8:30am at beautiful Bays Mtn Park in Kingsport, TN. This is an official XTERRA TRAIL RUN national Trail race and part of the Tennessee XTERRA series as well as the Trailrunner Magazine Trophy Series.
POWER TO THE TOWER 50K
The 50k is mostly independent trails with very little overlap. From the lake to the firetower down the valleys and across the creeks then back across the ridges, this race will certainly be one to write home about! I wouldn't call it exactly flat, either!
POWER TO THE TOWER HALF MARATHON
The second annual Half marathon is a single loop course that is mostly single track and some rough maintanence roads. You will climb to the firetower before booming down quad burning single track.
POWER TO THE TOWER 5 MILE
The five mile course will run you around the lake and then back to the farmstead museum. This course is also the same first 5 miles as the 50k and the Half Marathon
PACKET PICK UP
Friday evening at the Farmstead Museum at Bays Mountain Park. This will be from 7:00pm--8:00pm. If you are traveling to the race Saturday morning, you may pick up your packet the morning of the race.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Race day registration is available until 8:00am at the Farmstead Museum.
We will offer a bag drop for the 50k at approximately mile 15.5. This should be able to fit in a one gallon plastic bag. You may want to put in gels, protein bars, medication, extra socks, shirts, etc.,band aids, blister packs, duct tape. There will be a drop off location at packet pickup and at the registration the morning of the tent. Please label them accordingly, we only transport them!!
50K CUTOFF TIME
9 hour cutoff time for the 50k. While we do not have cutoff times for particular mile markers, we do not want inexperienced runners tackling this race without proper training. If this is your first Ultra, thank you for sharing the experience with us.
The half marathon will have 2 two aid stations. The 50k will have 6 aid stations. NOTE: Please do not rely solely on the aid stations for hydration/nutrition. ALL 50K PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY AT LEAST ONE WATER BOTTLE. This can be a belt, handheld, pack, etc.