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Knoxville Track ClubThe Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K is on August 2, 2014! The Pigeon Forge 8K has a unique midnight start time and a fast and flat course, making it easy and fun for all runners. The Pigeon Forge Midnight Road Race 8K is a Knoxville Track Club race and will take place Aug. 2, 2014 at midnight.

Participants line up at 11:50 pm on August 2nd, and the Pigeon Forge road race starts at midnight. The course is flat and fast, and this year’s event is the RRCA Tennessee State Championship 8K..

The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center serves as the Official Headquarters and hotel for the event. Pre-race staging takes place in the parking lot at the Holiday Inn on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Post-race and awards ceremony is held in the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center.

Knoxville Track Club is among the top ten largest track and field clubs in the U.S. The club encourages life-long physical well-being through running and walking. This year the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K is a State Championship race for the 8K distance. We would like to welcome all the runners who will be competing for the championship title as well as those runners and walkers who will be participating for fun. Pigeon Forge is such a fun place to visit and we hope everyone enjoys their stay!

start of the Midnight 8K Road RaceOn a summer night in Pigeon Forge, there are great restaurants, theaters, and attractions like go-cart tracks, putt-putt courses and exhibits to enjoy. Every event that Pigeon Forge hosts is an overwhelming success and a great experience for all who attend. Make plans to attend today!

Locals are glad to see the return of this one-of-a-kind event. "I’m glad this race is making a comeback. Ran it many years ago. Walking this time around. Just being able to stride down the main road in Pigeon Forge at midnight is really a special treat for everyone." says a regular blogger.

In the past, this race has drawn huge numbers of runners to the Pigeon Forge area, and hopes to play a pivotal role in re-building this event to its former glory. The race is fun for spectators to watch, and the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K makes a positive economic impact on the town of Pigeon Forge, TN. It is a rare and unique nighttime event that attracts serious runners. They travel to enjoy the activities available in the Smoky Mountains and do some shopping. Plus, it is a special time of the night when Pigeon Forge tourists come out of their hotels and rental homes to line the streets and applaud the runners who participate. Everyone enjoys the action at all levels. Whether one is just watching the race and being inspired or actually running and achieving a personal milestone...this race is a guaranteed good time for all who attend.

Date, Time, and Place:

Saturday, August 2, 2014 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. Runners line-up at 11:50 pm, and the race begins at midnight.

Course Description and Highlights:
USATF Certified #TN10018MS. A fast, flat course! Course closes after 1 hour, 30 minutes. The Midnight 8K is the RRCA State Championship 8K for Tennessee. There is a wheelchair and hand-cycle division in this event.

Registration and Entry Fee:
Registration for the race is $20 during early registration which ends on July 23, 2014. Registration from July 15 – July 23  is $25. Race Day Registration is $30. Online registration link available at or go directly to and search for Pigeon Forge 8K.


Pre-registered runners will receive shirts on race day. Late registrants as supplies last or at a later date. Shirts are short sleeved.

Awards go to the following:
• top 3 Overall
• top Masters (40+)
• Grandmasters (50+)
• Veterans (60+)

Awards to the top three:
• Clydesdale (male, 200 lbs+)
• Athena (female, 150 lbs+)

Age Divisions include:
• 14 and Under
• 15—19
• 20—24
• 25—29
• 30—34
• 35—39
• 40—44
• 45—49
• 50—54
• 55—59
• 60—64
• 65—69
• 70—74
• 75—79
• 80 and over.

Overall winners not eligible for age division awards (three deep).

Team Competition:
This race is on the Team Competition schedule. Please visit for details. Teams must pre-register.

Grand Prix Points:
2014 Grand Prix Points awarded. Remember, to be eligible for Grand Prix awards, you
must be a member of the Knoxville Track Club and you must volunteer for at least 3 events on the 2014 race schedule.

Refreshments provided for participants only after the run/walk.

Compete results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club Website at

2014 Sponsors:
Please thank our sponsors including:
• Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge Hotel and Convention Center
• Sevier County Bank
• Dollywood's Splash Country
• Collier Restaurant Group
• The City of Pigeon Forge

Race Etiquette:
Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are strongly discouraged, but participants will not be disqualified.

Contact Race Director David Morris at (865) 607-8717 or via email at
or Caroline Lamar at (865) 384-7441 or via email at

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Laughing until we had tears. I’ve never seen anything like the look on my kids’ faces when we drove down the Parkway past Pigeon Forge attractions. Our hotel was so vibrant and the staff was upbeat and helpful. Pigeon Forge is the brightest spot in the Smoky Mountains. The high energy (and clean language) shows we saw in theaters had everyone in my family clapping their hands…even “sour” Uncle George.

Mary Parker - Mobile, AL

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