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KNOXVILLE
IGNITE KNOXVILLE
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Ijams Nature Center
Staged out of Ijams Nature Center, the IGNITE Knoxville course explores the South Knoxville urban wilderness. Swimrunners will use both greenway and single track trails, swim in Mead's Quarry and traverse down the Tennessee River. Choose either the long or short course distance. Both race distances are appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. 
 
RACE DISTANCES
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LONG COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 6 legs: 3.1 mi

Run - 7 legs: 14 mi

Total distance: 17.1 mi

course maps subject to change.

SHORT COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 4 legs: 1.25 mi 

Run - 5 legs: 7 mi

Total distance: 8 mi

course maps subject to change

SHORT COURSE

"SPARK" SOLO

Swim - 4 legs: 1.25 mi 

Run - 5 legs: 7 mi

Total distance: 8 mi

course maps subject to change.

REGISTER
Long Course Race - Team Division
  • July 12 - July 31, 2019 | $400 per team ($200 per person)

  • Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2019 | $425 per team ($212.50 per person)

  • Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $450 ($225 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $475 per team ($237 per person)

  • Apr 1-May 31, 2020 | $500 per team ($250 per person)

  • June 1 - June 26, 2020 | $525 per team ($262.50 per person)

Short Course Race - Team Division

  • July 12 - July 31, 2019 | $200 per team ($100 per person)

  • Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2019 | $225 per team ($112.50 per person)

  • Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $250 per team ($125 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $275 per team ($137.50 per person)

  • Apr 1-May 31, 2020 | $300 per team ($150 per person)

  • June 1 - June 26, 2020 | $325 per team ($162.50 per person)

 

Short Course Race - Solo "Spark" Division

  • July 12 - July 31, 2019 | $125

  • Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2019 | $140

  • Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $150

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $155

  • Apr 1-May 31, 2020 | $160

  • June 1 - June 26, 2020 | $175

 

Important: There is no race day registration. 

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon or purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process. 

Team registration includes: 

  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt

  • Timing and results

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each class

 

LOCATION

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37920 

RACE TIMELINE (subject to change) 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

5-7pm - Optional Athlete Check-In 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

6:00 AM - Athlete Check-In/Gear Check Opens

7:30 AM – Mandatory Course Briefing

8:00 AM - Race Start (All Teams, All Distances)

11:00 AM - Short Course/Spark Award Ceremony

1:30 PM - Long Course Awards Ceremony

3:00 PM - All Participants Must Finish Race

Team Check-In

​All registered teams, MUST check in on the morning of the race. Per USAT rules, each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event.

 

All participants must bring the following to Athlete Check-In/Gear Check:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

  • Safety Whistle*

  • Waterproof Pressure Bandage OR First Aid Kit *
    *IGNITE merch will have these items for sale onsite if you forget

Mandatory Pre-Race Course Talk 

Sunday, June 28 at 7:15 AM: the mandatory pre-race course briefing will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All participants are required to attend this meeting.

ATHLETE GUIDE

The athlete guide, which contains ALL information about this event, will be published approximately two-weeks prior to race day. 

 
 

AWARDS  

The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: Long Course and Short Course Male Team,  Female Team, Co-Ed Team, as well as Spark (solo) Male and Spark (solo) Female. 

FAQs 

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.

VOLUNTEER

We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Volunteer sign up will be available one month from race day. 

 

Defer and Transfer Policy

Athletes may defer or transfer their registration. Click button below to view our policy and procedure for deferrals and transfers.