There is plenty of history that revolves around Oak Ridge TN and its secrecy. Come see what it’s become.
In 1942, General Leslie Groves approved Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the site for the pilot plutonium plant and the uranium enrichment plant. Manhattan Project engineers had to quickly build a town to accommodate 30,000 workers – as well as build the enormously complex plants.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Oak Ridge TN, a bustling city created virtually overnight in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, was shrouded in secrecy for most of the 20th century; only appearing on maps in the mid-1960’s. Today, Oak Ridge is on the map as a thriving city rich in cultural and recreational opportunities not to mention the cutting edge science and technology research for which the city is internationally known.
Half Marathon starts at 9:00 AM
5k Starst at 9:15 AM