Have you ever been in a race series where it's 70 degrees for one race and then 30 degrees for another? You could be running through Overton Park on a sunny day for the 3K and then sloshing through thick muddy trails of Stanky Creek with rain pelting you in the face for the 8K. You just never know! And that is what is one of the many features of the MRTC Winter Off-Road Race Series.
For 2013, we are once again honored to have Outdoors Inc. as our presenting sponsor, with Racesonline, Bluff City Sports and Blair Parker Design as supporting sponsors. Outdoors Inc. truly represents their motto "Get Outdoors" and that's what this series is all about...getting outdoors, enjoying and respecting our environment.
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The 2013 race series includes:
|Race||2013 Dates||Start Time||Location|
|3K||January 6||2:00pm||Overton Park, Memphis - view race photos|
|5K||January 20||2:00pm||Stanky Creek, Bartlett (Nesbit Park) - view race photos|
|8+K||January 27||2:00pm||Stanky Creek, Bartlett (Nesbit Park) - view race photos|
|10K||February 17||2:00pm||Shelby Farms Park|
Register for the series, or any of the single races.
|Pre-registration for all four races |
|Full Series |
|Fees for individual races|
*Non-member full series fees include individual MRTC membership until June
Race Timing Information:- the series is chip timed
If you register early and online, you'll be sent your chip/bib in the mail. Be sure to watch our web site OR friend us on Facebook
for the registration day when we'll be out at various locations for those who missed online registration.2.
If you forget your chip for a race you can "rent" one for the day for an additional $10.00. Bring cash!4.
If the chip is lost forever a replacement can be purchased for an additional $30.00.
- Everyone will receive a long sleeved Zorrel t-shirt. If you're registering for a single race we may not have your preferred size available. You can even purchase an extra one for $10.
The first 400 or so finishers of the 8+K will receive a "I SURVIVED STANKY CREEK" hand towel, which will come in handy if the trails are muddy or if the creek is up.
Post-race yummies at the food table.
A points system will be used for both Overall and Age Group awards for the 4-race series. There are no awards for individual races.
The awards go 3-deep in Overall Open, 3-deep in Masters, 1-deep in Grand Masters, 1-deep in Senior Master and 3-deep in age groups. Fast runners can miss a race and still (possibly) qualify for an award, depending on the competition. New for 2014: Anyone found sending a substitute to run for them will be completely disqualified from the series. Ties will be broken based on the best performance in the longest race. All decisions made by MRTC will be final.
Awards are distributed at the March Quarterly Members Meeting and Spring Mile at Rhodes College.
WAIVER: Part of the registration form, the verbiage includes the following: I know that running a race is a potentially hazardous activity which could cause injury or death. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and have properly trained and by my signature I certify that I am in good health. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, cold weather, ice and/or snow, the conditions of the trails, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.