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2008-09 Running Tour
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Tennessee State Parks
2008-2009 Running Tour

Dear Runner,

Welcome to Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. This is the 30th year of this annual event, which makes it the oldest State Parks running series in the nation. Participation in most races continue to show a steady increase, the reason being that the Running Tour is a low-cost ($5) alternative to other running events during the winter months. By participating in at least 5 races, the accumulated Grand Prix points are rewarded with a special gift at the end of the Tour. Points from a maximum of 10 races can be counted. All participants who pre-register one week before the event can order a high quality, long sleeve shirt for a total of $18 with the Running Tour logo on the front, the name of the race printed on one sleeve, and a unique color combination for each race. Race day registration without shirt is increased to $12. The Running Tour is a unique opportunity to visit our beautiful State Parks and participate in a series of challenging races that will keep you in top shape for the rest of the year.

This year a new race has been added at Paris Landing State Park located at the southern tip of The Land Between The Lakes. It is an 8 miles race called Over the River to be held on December 13, 2008. This date coincides with the second annual Pioneer 10K at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Limestone. This race is changed to a 5 Miler and has a new, flatter course without railroad crossings. There are a total of 19 races in the Running Tour, beginning with Two Lakes Trail Run in Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, on October 11. Two new male and female award categories in the Grand Prix competition have been added. They are Youth Division (0-19) and Seventy Plus (70+). Further, race volunteers will get one point for working a race (race directors are not eligible). The top ten volunteers will receive an award at the Tour Banquet following the last race on March 7, 2009.

Good running and thank you for your support.

Tomas de Paulis,
Tennessee State Parks Running Tour Director