Crazy 8s 8k Race – July 14, 2012 – Kingsport, TN

A very popular and very fast 8k in Kingsport, TN on July 14th. Race starts at 9:58 PM (crazy, isn’t it?). Here’s some background on the race from the organizers:

Crazy 8s is world-renowned for its unique figure-8 course, with candle-lit streets, and thrilling stadium finish. Huge crowds gather along the course to cheer for the runners.

Outstanding Achievements

In 1996, Peter Githuka from Kenya set a new 8K World Record at Crazy 8’s with a time of 22:03. Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco broke the women’s world record in 2002 in 24:28. Both records still stand. The Regional Eye Center offers a $10,008 bonus for the first man to break the existing world record. Gastroenterology Associates sponsor the $5,000 Dash For The Gold to the first male to cross the finish line in the 8K Run.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine named the Crazy 8s 8K Run the Top Road Race of 2008.

Top 5 Ranking:
Crazy 8s 8K – Kingsport, TN
Presented by Indian Path Medical Center & SunTrust Bank
Cooper River Bridge 10K – Charleston, SC
Peachtree Road Race 10K – Atlanta, GA
Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K – Richmond, VA
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler – Washington, D.C.


Crazy 8’s Course Map (click for larger version)
Crazy 8s Elevation (click for larger version)

For more information and registration, visit the race website.

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