42nd Annual Hill and Dale 8 Miler
Race Date: January 2, 2021
Race Start: 11:00 am
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).
Come out & help us raise money for Friends of the Forest!
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.
All runners must check in at the registration table. We will only accept pre-registered runners for this year. Race day registration will be permitted only if the runner registers online using their device. We will keep registration open until the start of the race, but keep in mind that most people do not get service at Shelby Forest so that may not be an option for you.
All visitors will have their temperature checked. 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.
We will have a wave start. The number of waves will be determined by the size of the race. Please do not congregate at the start line.
Runners are required to wear a mask at the start line. Once your wave has started, 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 will not have an awards ceremony.
We will not be able to safely have a post-race cookout this year.
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.
(includes Long Sleeved TN Parks Run T-Shirt)
ClosedOct 29 – Sep 5
$22.00Now registering Sep 6 – Dec 26
$30.00Dec 27 – Jan 2
ClosedOct 29 – Sep 5
$10.00Now registering Sep 6 – Dec 26
$15.00Dec 27 – Jan 2
- Event contact
- April Flanigan