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Dirty South Trail Half Marathon
December 3, 2023
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About The Dirty South Trail Half Marathon
The Dirty South Trail Half Marathon is the ultimate adventure for any half marathon runner. Taking place on December 3, 2023, in Knoxville, TN, this race offers a unique blend of challenging terrains and picturesque scenery.
Starting at Mead’s Quarry, just south of Ijams Nature Center, the 13.1-mile course takes you through some of the most stunning locations in the Urban Wilderness of South Knoxville. From the Forks of the River Wildlife Area to Marie Myers Park and Ross Marble Quarry, you will experience a mix of rocky, technical singletrack and smooth, flowing mountain bike trails. With a 4-hour time limit, this race is perfect for both seasoned trail runners and those looking to challenge themselves in a new environment.
Knoxville, TN itself is a vibrant city with a rich history and a lively culture. Known for its stunning natural beauty and warm, welcoming community, Knoxville offers plenty of attractions for visitors. Whether you want to explore the Ijams Nature Center, enjoy a meal at one of the city’s famous farm-to-table restaurants, or visit the Knoxville Museum of Art, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
In December, Knoxville experiences mild temperatures and often sunny weather, with an average high of around 50°F (10°C) and low of 32°F (0°C). It’s the perfect time of year to lace up your running shoes and embrace the beauty of the Dirty South Trail Half Marathon.
So, come join us on December 3, 2023, for an unforgettable race experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, challenge yourself on the diverse trail course, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to leave your worries behind and let nature guide you towards a thrilling finish line. The Dirty South Trail Half Marathon awaits you!