42nd Annual Hill and Dale 8 Miler
** Registration closes at noon on December 30, 2020**
THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.
Race Date: January 2, 2021
Race Start: In efforts to reduce crowding, we will have an active and ongoing start from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. You can start any time within this hour.
Start 2021 off right with another great year of the Hill and Dale 8 Miler! This course, which is on roads and paved paths, will take you through the Hills and Dales and switchbacks of our great Meeman Shelby Forest State Park. It is one of only a handful of USATF certified 8 mile courses in the state of TN (certificate # TN20013MS).
The race will look a little different this year due to COVID19. Please read the following guidelines and changes to our usual practices before you register for this race.
We ask that any runner, race worker, or spectator who has COVID19 related symptoms please stay home. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
All runners will be required to wear a mask during all pre and post race activities. Race workers and spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times.
Packet Pickup and Check-In
All runners must check in at the registration table. We will only accept pre-registered runners for this year.
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Pre-Race Health Check
All visitors will have their temperature checked at the tent near the start line. Runners with a fever will not be allowed to run. Anyone with a fever will be asked to leave the park or stay in their vehicle.
Start Line and Start Time
We will have an active ongoing start line. The starting mat will be open beginning at 10:00 am and will remain open until 11:00 am. You may start anytime within that hour. Please do not congregate at the start line.
Runners are required to wear a mask at the start line. Once you begin, you will be allowed to lower your mask.
Runners will be required to provide their own food and water. There will be no water stops or aid stations on the course.
All runners are required to wear a mask once you cross the finish line. Please leave the finish area immediately.
Race Timing and Awards
Race will be chip (electronically) timed. We are not permitted to give awards this year. The race will be for tour points only: http://www.tennesseerunningtour.com/running-tour-home.html
We will not be able to safely have a post-race cookout or food of any kind this year. Please plan to bring any post-race nutrition you might need.
Directions - DO NOT RELY ON GPS FOR EXACT RACE LOCATION! You should print this part or write these down - especially if you are directionally challenged and/or have never been out to the park before. Start location is the same as the Road Race 10 miler.
You can follow GPS to get you on North Watkins west/north of Hwy 51 (aka Thomas). Follow North Watkins until it ends at Locke-Cuba Road. Turn LEFT. Go ~0.7 mile where you will come to a 4 way stop at the General Store. Continue STRAIGHT at that intersection for ~1.6 miles to the park entrance. Turn RIGHT into the park (on Grassy Lake Road). Continue STRAIGHT at the stop sign inside the park. At ~1 mile into the park, you will come to the start line area. Registration is in the lodge on the far end of the parking lot to the left.
ALLOW EXTRA TIME to get out there, park and be ready to run. It seems to always take longer than you think it will.
ClosedOct 29 – Sep 5
$10.00Sep 6 – Dec 26
deadline to get a shirt has passedDec 27 – Dec 30
(includes Long Sleeved TN Parks Run T-Shirt)
$22.00Oct 29 – Sep 5
$22.00Sep 6 – Dec 15
ClosedDec 16 – Dec 30
- Event contact
- April Flanigan