Dirty South

Adventure Races

Knoxville, TN
Sunday, June 10th, 2023

 

12 Hour Adventure Race

 

Rev3Endurance Dirty South 12 Hour Adventure Race.  Are you ready for this intermediate level adventure race that pushes you to your limits? We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around South Knoxville and the Urban Wilderness. The estimated distance for the 12 hour race will be around 40 - 60 Miles. The breakdown will be 3-6 miles of paddling, 6+ miles of trekking and 35+ miles of mountain biking. You will be hitting trails in some of South Knoxville's best mountain biking parks. Race solo and push your limits or grab a group of your friends and form a team.  We will give you a map and some basic rules to follow.  You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling to different checkpoints.  This course is designed to push your limits and you may not clear the course.  We will have topo maps and UTM plotting in this race. 

 

8 Hour Adventure Race

 

Rev3Endurance Dirty South 8 Hour Adventure Race.  Are you ready for this intermediate level adventure race? We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around South Knoxville. The estimated distance for the 8 hour race will be around 30 - 40 Miles. The breakdown will be 3-6 mile of paddling, 3-6 miles of trekking and 25+ miles of mountain biking. You will be hitting trails in some of South Knoxville's best mountain biking parks. Race solo and push your limits or grab a group of your friends and form a team.  We will give you a map and some basic rules to follow.  You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling to different checkpoints.  The team with the most points in the allotted time will win.  It's a fun event and you and your friends will get to experience the adventure of finding all the different checkpoints spread across South Knoxville and the Urban Wilderness. 

4 Hour Adventure Race

 

Rev3Endurance Dirty South 4 Hour Adventure Race.  Are you ready for this beginner adventure race? We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around South Knoxville. Grab a group of your friends and form a team.  We will give you a map and some basic rules to follow.  You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling to different checkpoints.  The team with the most points in the allotted time will win.  It's a fun event and you and your friends will get to experience the adventure of finding all the different checkpoints spread across South Knoxville. 

 

 

Race Sample Area - Exploring the Urban Wilderness in Knoxville, Tennessee

 

 Race Location - Baker Creek - 3700 Lancaster Dr. Knoxville, TN 37920

 

  • Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Baker Creek Parking lot

  • Bike Drop: Bike drop location will be marked in the parking lot area.

  • Race Start/Finish: Baker Creek Parking lot

  • Sponsored by Outdoor Knoxville and River Sports

  • Bakers Creek Address 3700 Lancaster Dr. Knoxville, TN 37920

  • If you have friends and family along for the adventure, or if you're looking for something to do or a place to eat while you're in the area, check out the Family Fun link from the Outdoors Knoxville web page.

 

The start and finish area is actually located at the base of the Baker Creek Preserve. All racers should show and check in at least 1.5 hours before their race and attend the pre-race meeting 45 minutes before the race starts.

Race Estimated Distance and Time

12 Hour 50+ Miles
8 Hour, 35+ Miles

4 Hour, 10+ Miles

 

Difficulty Level

12 Hour Course - Sample rules of travel (ROT) - one sample map

8 on a scale of 1-10 (Only experience racers pushing their limits)
 

8 Hour Course - Sample rules of travel (ROT) - one sample map

6 on a scale of 1-10 (Racers wanting to test their limits)

 

4 Hour Course - Sample rules of travel (ROT) - one sample map

4 on a scale of 1-10 (First time adventure racers will be challenges not for beginners)

Maps of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Registration Fees 12 Hour (Sellout is 75 Racers)

 

Soloist

 

  • $225.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2023

  • $250.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight June 4th, 2023

Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)

  • $210.00 per team member until January 1st, 2023

  • $235.00 per team member until registration closes at midnight June 4th, 2023

 

Registration Fees 8 Hour (Sellout is 75 Racers)

 

Soloist

 

  • $140.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2023

  • $165.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight June 4th, 2023

Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)

  • $130.00 per team member until January 1st, 2023

  • $155.00 per team member until registration closes at midnight June 4th, 2023

 

Registration Fees 4 Hour (Sell Out is 75 Racers)

 

Soloist

  • $70.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2023

  • $85.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, June 4th, 2023

Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)

 

  • $60.00 per team member until January 1st, 2023

  • $75.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00pm, June 4h, 2023 

(All registration after May 30th are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)
 

​Race Start Location

Baker Creek Preserve - 3700 Lancaster Dr. Knoxville, TN 37920

Race Schedule of Events

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday 9th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Baker Creek Preserve Parking lot

  • Race Day Packet Pick-up is Saturday June 10th, 7:00 am - 8:00 am at the Baker Creek 3700 Lancaster Dr. Knoxville, TN 37920

  • Race Day Itinerary: 

  • 7:00 am: Transition area opens, marked area at Baker Creek Preserve.

  • 7:00 am: Bike Drop at the Baker Creek Preserve Parking lot.

  • 8:00 am: Pre-race brief  4, 8 and 12 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 8:30 am: All Races Start

  • 12:30 pm: 4 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 1:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

  • 4:30 pm: 8 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 5:00 pm: Awards Ceremony - Rolling Awards

  • 8:30 pm: 12 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 9:00 pm: Awards Ceremony - Rolling Awards

 

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Baker Creek Bottom, 3700 Lancaster Dr. Knoxville, TN 37920. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of Travel and race numbers at packet pick-up.  The morning of the race you will need to check in again to receive your Race Passport to get credit for all checkpoints on the course. 

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks or Canoes) , paddles, and PFDs.  Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by Rev3Endurance. 

Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)

Rev3Endurance will be checking randomly throughout the race for mandatory equipment.  Missing mandatory equipment will result in points being decreased from your total score.

 

Mandatory Equipment

  • Enough food and water for the event

  • Bike mountain bike, hybrid bikes allowed for the 4 hour race

  • Bike helmet

  • Maps (Map Bag -  1 Gallon Ziplock bag will work)

  • Rules of Travel (ROT)

  • Cell phone fully charged

  • Dry bag for your cell phone

  • Bike lock for the 8\12 Hour race only

  • Bike lights are not mandatory but recommended for safety while riding on the road

Transitions

The main Transition Area (TA) is located at a designated area in the Baker Creek Preserve parking lot.

Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"

Click here for the General Race Rules

 

Fun things to do in the Knoxville Tennessee

Check out the Family Fun link from the Outdoor Knoxville web page.

Lodging

TBD

 

Post-Race Food

We will offer sweet and salty snacks and beverages as post race refreshments.  Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. You will have dining options at the Baker Creek Bottoms.  

 

Results

Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hour after the event.

2021 Sprint Results
2021 Half Day Results


2022 Final Results

2022 Preliminary Results


Divisions

  • Solo Male and Female

  • 2/3-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed all Adult

  • See who is Racing? Check In List

  • Awards will be given to the top 5 race groups overall depending on sponsor prizes.

 

Links to Mandatory Race Forms

Race Cancellation & General Refund Policy

If there is severe weather, the race start may be postponed or the course may be shortened. General Refund Policy

Volunteer

Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?

Send an email to Christi with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.

* If you sign up for the race in the two week previous to the race you will not be guaranteed a race shirt.