Pioneer Run

Group of people running


From Knoxville take I-40 going north. Continue on I-81 to second Morristown exit. Turn right on Hwy 11E. Go past Greeneville, then right on Hwy 381 to Chuckey. After crossing the railroad, turn left on Charles Johnson Road to the park.

GPS 36.20940 -82.65859


Start at the vending machine shed on Musket Lane. Continue on Davy Crockett Park Road, which becomes Keebler Road. Turn right on Smith Bridge Road to a turnaround. Return and go straight on Keebler Road to a second turnaround at Corby Bridge Road.Return straight to the finish, same as start.

Portrait of two ladies

Happy to almost see the finish.

Course History

Initiated by Friends of Davy Crockett Birthplace in 2007. The course was redesigned by Bob Townsend, Limestone. At the start of the inaugural race on December 15, 2007, Mountain Men in buckskin fired two muzzle loaders across the starting line. In the inaugural race, the lead runners were blocked by a passing train. Therefore, a new course was designed with no railroad crossings. The course was shortened to 5 miles and contained two out-and-back sections, where you get to adjust your strategy for the winning kick. The 2019 race had a record 147 finishers.

Course Record

Male: In 2014 Tanner Cook 20 from Abingdon VA 26:23

Female: In 2009 Molly Allen 39 from Kingsport 30:30