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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

WORLD’S FASTEST 8K:
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.

VOTED TOP ROAD RACE:
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.

COURSE MAP AND ELEVATION

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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