A delightful circuit of single-track trails, the system at I.C. King Park south of Knoxville offers many miles of winding, hilly footpaths. Frequented by mountain bikers as well as runners, the area is a hidden gem just five miles south of the University of Tennessee. .
Now, the park is being expanded — hope are high that will be by fall 2017; that's part of the reason we're moving this venerable race to October. Plans are for a new, expanded parking area that's NOT off Alcoa Highway (those dangerous access points will be closed permanently!) and new trails on newly acquired land to the north of the original park. Should be a blast! And if the new park isn't quite ready by then, we'll run one last time from the old parking lot.