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Pistol Ultra Run

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Start spring off with a *bang!* at this urban ultra on a paved greenway trail in Alcoa, TN (near Knoxville). This event started in 2013 and has quickly become very popular, always selling out before the registration closing date. With distances ranging from the half marathon to the ultra-crazy 150 miler Double Barrel, there’s something for everyone. Runners will score some great swag and some really cool finisher’s awards. They can enjoy the optional tasty pre-race pasta dinner; and will be spoiled by great volunteers, heated aid station support, warming stations, and camaraderie with plenty of other crazy ultra runners. This is a great race for first time and seasoned ultra runners alike. Walkers are welcome too. We’re here to have a good time!

How to enter the Pistol Ultra Run

  1. 50K

    Run 50km
    $110
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  2. 50 Miler

    Run 50mi
    $125
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  3. 100K

    Run 100km
    $150
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  4. 100 Miler

    Run 100mi
    $200
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  5. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $60
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  6. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $80
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Event Details

What’s Included
All official finishers (including the Pistol Creek Run half and full marathon) will receive an embroidered hat or visor. (January 2016 ultra finisher hat shown. Color/style varies each year.)
All solo ultra distances receive award plates and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ age groups.
Finishers Medal


Raceday Logistics
Saturday, March 21
(Sunrise ~7:44 AM; sunset ~7:45 PM)
6:30-7:30 AM: Bagels, bananas, drinks, etc available in the Pistol Cafe for runners. Also late arrival check-in/packet pickup. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR RACE DISTANCE AND STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FINISHER’S AWARD!
7:30-7:50 AM: Pre-race welcome, recognitions, and last minute announcements; then move outdoors for the national anthem
7:55 AM: 50K (solo and relay) races start
8:00 AM: 100K and 100 mile races start
11:30 AM-Sunday 4:00 PM: Food, drinks, and chocolate milk available for all runners and their pacers in the Pistol Cafe (inside the school commons area)
7:00-7:45 PM: 50 mile race packet pick-up
8:00 PM: 50 mile race starts
Sunday, March 22
6:45-7:45 AM: Half and full marathon packet pick-up
7:55 AM: Half marathon race starts
8:00 AM: Full marathon starts
4:00 PM: All races end

Pistol Ultra Run weather forecast

Light rain in the morning.

61°F
Predicted highs
45°F
Predicted lows
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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