Strawberry Plains Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, February 17, 2024 • Strawberry Plains, TN • Course Map

Runners follow an out-and-back course along the winding Beaver Creek just east of Knoxville at the annual late winter Strawberry Plains Half Marathon & 10K, part of the Knoxville Track Club’s annual wintertime race series known as the High Mileage Winter Series.

The race takes runners along the rolling, scenic hills of the Strawberry Plains area just outside Knoxville in eastern Tennessee, through the Holston River Valley and includes views of Clinch and House Mountains. The race starts and finishes at Rush Strong School on Old Andrew Johnson Highway, and is run entirely on paved surfaces.

From there, the course takes runners onto the Old Andrew Johnson Highway, and then onto Big Bend Road and Bluff Road, which run roughly parallel to the creek. After runners hit the half-way turnaround point, they then run in reverse along the same route, all the way back to the school for the race finish.

The course will remain open to traffic during the race, organizers say, and runners will have a course time limit of 3 hours, 15 minutes.

The Holston River in Tennessee, as seen from the air. (Photo by

The Holston River in Tennessee, as seen from the air. (Photo by

Race Weather & Climate

Set among the hills of eastern Tennessee, the Knoxville area tends to see cold to mild temperatures in the later weeks of winter, with late February temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid-50s.

On race day (Feb. 17), the average low is 34ºF and the average high is 56ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $40 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $65 for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the winter 2024 running of Knoxville’s Strawberry Plains Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • George Briggs January 22, 2018, 10:18 am

    Where do we pick up the race packets for the 1/2 marathon this year


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