Harrison Bay State Park is the oldest park in the Tennessee State Park system, originally developed in the 1930s. The Run Amok course was developed in collaboration with Harrison Bay State Park ranger staff.
We use a mostly trail course, including packed dirt, some more technical sections with roots and rocks, crushed gravel, and grass. The course is best described as mostly gently rolling hills. Much of the course is wide enough for runners to run two-across; some sections are wider. Approximately 4 miles runs along Harrison Bay, on the dedicated trail.
The entire loop is 6.65 miles long, including some powerline cut areas that we are turning into a trail just for this event, making it an even 2 loops for half marathoners, 4 for full marathoners. 50K and 50 mile runners will have a marked out-and-back section that will get their mileage up to the correct distance.
You will not be able to find a trail half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon in this area with this flat of an elevation profile. This race DOES meet all qualifications for Half Fanatics, Marathon Maniacs, and the 50 States Club.
A portion of each runner’s registration fee will be donated to Harrison Bay State Park specifically earmarked for trail maintenance and upgrades. We’re excited about Harrison Bay’s plans for upgrading these trails, and we can’t wait to help them make them happen!
This is not and will not be a certified course. The distance will be correct (we’ve never had a short course and we don’t intend to start now!) If your GPS reads long – we won’t charge you extra. If your GPS reads short, you’re welcome to keep running. Remember that every GPS watch is different and many are not 100% accurate. We make sure that we meet standards for Marathon Maniacs, Half Fanatics, and 50 States Club, because that – and having fun – are what is important to us!