Are you ready to TRI KNOX again? As our South Knoxville community is growing PBR wants to celebrate the addition of Suttree's Landing on the south side as becoming a staple in the riverscape! Come TRI with PBR and Quest Health and Performance as we traverse through the South Knoxville beauty for a sprint, olympic, or half-iron distance triathlon, or a 5K, 10K, or half marathon run. Something for everyone! The sprint will be a DOWNSTREAM 1000m-ish swim ending at Suttrees Landing dock. The bike ride will head up Island Home to Sevierville Pike and cross under Gov. John Sevier Hwy to Kimberlin Heights. It will then take a spectacular turn onto Burnette's Creek and follow along the shaded cool creekside back to Island Home for 14 miles. Once back to transition the run will take off along the riverside through the historic Island Home neighborhood onto the Will Skelton Greenway. Expect a little elevation, or as we say "Gently Rolling Hills" on this run, but in the shade and along the breezy river. Cruise back to the finish line in Suttree's boardwalk and celebrate with Knoxville's finest! The olympic distance will also include a nice DOWNSTREAM swim from Island Home to Suttree's and head out on the same bike path, except this distance will follow to Hendrons Chapel road and turn around at the Johnson University campus while taking in its beauty. Once back the run will follow the same path and make it all the way past Meads Quarry parking and follow its way back to Suttree's Landing as well. The half-iron distance will also start from Island Home with a brief upstream swim before heading downstream to Suttree's. The bike route is still being finalized, but like the sprint and olymic distances, will showcase the beauty of the South Knoxville countryside. Once back the run will follow the same path as you make your way past Meads Quarry to the Forks of the River and follow its way back to Suttree's Landing as well. All routes are still up for approval and subject to changes as needed. We will post the routes after KPD approves. Sprint: 1000M Swim - 14 Mi Bike - 5k Run Olympic: 1600M Swim - 25 Mi Bike - 10k Run Half: 2200M Swim - 56 Mi Bike - 13.1 Mi Run Stay tuned for updates on preview rides and runs, as well as open water swim clinics to help you get ready for the big day on the RIVER! Swag will include a nice shirt, an option to purchase a hoodie, and a post-race meal after you get that finisher's medal and gift! For those that still aren't ready for that river experience, new this year will be a 5k, 10k, and half marathon standalone run option. These will all be held on Saturday as well on the same course as the run leg of the triathlons. Stay tuned for details as they unfold but registration is open!
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Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. Personal Best Racing in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first. 2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Personal Best Racing and local officials 3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Personal Best Racing to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event. 4. Personal Best Racing does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.
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Event details and schedule
As we get closer to the event we will have more detailed packet pickup information.
Events begin at 7AM with in-water wave starts. Stay tuned for your wave's starting time.