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Next event date and time TBD…!
Fear the Reaper 12 Hour Smoky Mountain Endurance Trek
“Wet… Cold… Tired…. It’s gonna be a long night”
2013 Award Winners
Congratulations to the participants that made our third Fear the Reaper 12hr event another success! Over all winner: (and this years “Reaper”) Jason Suhy (15 laps), second: Trent Koplinski (14 laps), third: Jason Hazlett (12 laps). Female first place: Kit Hayes (12 laps), second: Malinda Honkus (8 laps), third: Molly Robinson (8 laps). Three person team winner: “Mild Sauce” (18 laps), second: “Thrice Damned” (16 laps), third: “Tennessee Spine Running Club Powered by Crossfit Sevier” (14 laps). Way to go!
This event will test your physical and mental capacities for 12 hrs.
Are you ready?
Next date and time TBD! – Mid Summer 2014
Event Rules: Don’t be a jerk. No dogs. Have fun. Don’t drink and drive.
A 2+/- mile course with rugged uphill climbs, steep descents, a pond crossing, and a near vertical rope climb (after slogging through a creek bed) on every lap. This course is designed to quickly distance itself from other events that claim to push you to your limits.
This is an your face, dirty, wet, sweaty, strength & stamina required event. The course boasts over 1,400ft of elevation rise and fall per lap.
3 person Teams and Individual Categories:
Participants will run the event in a three person team relay (1 runner on the course at any given time) or as an individual.
Scoring / Determining a Winner:
Participants will depart the official scoring area to begin their lap. Upon completion they will enter the official scoring area and check in. Teams shall decide whether to send the same person on another lap, or change members. This will be recorded and off they go. Individual participants can choose to do another lap or rest. If they rest, they will check in and then out from the scoring area. The team and individual with the most laps completed in 12 hours will be crowned champion! The last lap departure time limitation is 11:30pm.
For the night portion of the event, participants MUST depart the official scoring area with a functioning (suggest it’s waterproof) portable light (flashlight, headlamp, etc). You will not be allowed to begin the lap without a functioning light. Backup lights are recommended. Plan for the lighting requirement of up to 45mins per lap. Hands free lighting is recommended for the rope climb, but not mandatory.
Camping / Facilities / Food:
This is a long event, and participants are encouraged to throw a tent down if they choose. Camping is allowed Friday after 3pm and out-you-go by Sunday 1pm. Porta johns will be on site. Non-potable water will be available for general washing and rinsing. Hot and cold concessions will be available.
$75 per person. This includes an event T-shirt and a mug along with a nice 12 hour+ bonfire in the main event area and most likely some beer (for those of age). Late entry fee goes to $100 on race day. T-shirts / mugs guaranteed to only to participants that register by TBD.
3pm camping open
10am Registration / Sign in Open
11:20am Registration Closed
11:30am Mandatory Runners Meeting
12pm (noon) event start, 11:59::59pm (midnight) event end
1pm all campers depart
NO Refund Policy:
Regardless of circumstance, we have a NO REFUND Policy. We do allow your spot to be gifted or transferred to another participant, as indicated in the confirmation email you received when you completed registration. We are sorry we have to draw such a hard line as we know some legitimate/unfortunate circumstances will prevent runners from being able to attend after already being registered. However, as with every thing else in our society, we get folks trying to game the system – and it ruins it for everyone else. If you are seeking a refund, you can count on this policy being strictly enforced.