Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. Motus Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.
Half Marathon Trail Run
The half marathon course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The course starts from the gravel parking lot of Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before tackling the terrain of what is know as the South Loop.
4.6 Mile Trail Run
This shorter run course takes a stroll into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views are amazing, but you have to earn it first.