Race to Landing 5 MILES
From I-40 at Parkers Crossroad take Hwy 22 going south past Lexington, TN. Turn left at Adamsville on Hwy 64 to Savannah. Turn right on Hwy 128 to Pickwick Dam. After crossing the dam turn right and right into Pickwick Landing State Park.
GPS 35.05530 -88.23750
Start and finish at the Inn of Pickwick Landing State Park. The course passes the marina, then onto a gravel road to a turnaround. On the same way back, it loops the cabin area, then continues past the cemetery to a parking area by the water, back via a narrow paved trail that circles the Inn and ends at the start. The course was designed by Mike Bell and Michael D'Orio, who was the Race Director until 2020.
The inaugural race was held in 2012 in pouring rain and 68 F. It is one of the most convoluted courses on the Running Tour, with lots of turns and twists. The 2016 race was postponed to the snow day, Feb 27. The 2017 event had sunshine and 71 degrees. In 2020, Marcus Anderson became Race Director. New director from 2023 is Tom Buie and the course shorten to 5 Miles. The new course eliminates the gravel road and the walkway past the finish line.