Ridge Runners 5K at Big Ridge

The YMCA of East Tennessee & Big Ridge State Park partner to annually host a 5K and 1 mile fun run at Big Ridge State Park. The 3.1 mile course is a beautiful trail run that follows the ridges and valleys surrounding the shores of Norris Lake & the 1 mile fun run is a simple asphalt course.  The Fun Run is open to baby strollers and is an excellent trail for the very young or young at heart.

Awards & Rewards:  Medals given to the top 3 male & females in each age category. Ribbons given to all 1 mile fun run participants.  The final results will be posted on the following website: www.ymcaknoxville.org

Bring your trail running shoes and camera.  Big Ridge State Park will be in spring flower bloom!

The 5K race time begins at 9A.  The 1.0 Mile Fun Run race time begins at 10A. 

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Latitude: 36.26138 Longitude: -83.92165 Elevation: 1355 ft

Event Dates

4/28/2018 – 4/28/2018

Admission Fee (if any)

Registration & Fees:

  • 5K Preregistration & on-line registration-$20.00
  • Onsite 5K Registration race day-$25.00
  • 1.0 Mile Fun Run preregistration & on-line registration-$5.00
  • Onsite 1.0 mile Fun Run registration race day-$10.00 

On-line registration available at www.ymcaknoxville.org. T-shirts are provided for all pre-registrations, onsite registrations- T-shirts are provided based on availability

Race Number Pick Up: Numbers will not be mailed. Pick up number at race site 60 minutes before the start.

*All Fees go to the Y for improving health & wellness programs & education for school age kids.

Participation Requirements (if any)

The course is open to runners of all age and skill levels.   

Course Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations & narrow paths, no headsets, earphones, bicycles, baby strollers, roller blades, or pets on the 5K course. *Strollers are allowed on the fun run course.*

Safety: Aid & water stations will be available.

Youth and Family Activities: There will be vendor booths and children fun activities available.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The Park is ADA accessible. The 5K Course is not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or pets.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcomed in the Park, but must be kept on a leash.

How to Get There

Big Ridge State Park is located in Maynardville, TN 37807 in East Tennessee. 

Directions: Take I-75 to exit 122, then follow Highway 61 east for approximately 12 miles. Park entrance is on the left.

GPS junkies, look for 1015 Big Ridge Park Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807. Latitude, Longitude: 36.26138, -83.92165.

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