Track club is ‘off to the races’ with new director

Jay FitzOur Town Outdoors

Eric Weatherbee is the executive director of the Knoxville Track Club. He had served as interim director since January. The announcement came from Brian Huskey, president of the KTC board of directors.

“Eric has been a member of KTC for many years, has run and volunteered at countless races and has served as director on our board. He brings a strong background of nonprofit service and professional experience to the organization,” Huskey said. “I am confident he can build upon our 60-year history to grow the club on the road, on the track and on the trails. He brings a ton of energy to the job along with new ideas to help us take those next steps.”

The Knoxville Track Club is a nonprofit that organizes races and speaks for the local running community. It offers opportunities for all runners – elite to first-timers – to train, race, socialize and volunteer. Imagine how many volunteer hours have formed the 60-year history of the club.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the premier event of the Knoxville Track Club. It includes a marathon, relay, half marathon, 5k and kids run.

Weatherbee is eager to get to work, “ensuring KTC remains one of the premier running clubs in the country for years to come.”

Membership: Basic membership is $45/year with discounts for families (living at same address), students and those paying for three years. Area merchants offer discounts to members. Info:

Upcoming events:

September 30, 2023 – Big South Fork Trail Race
September 30, 2023 – Josh Teegarden Memorial 5K Run/Walk + Virtual
October 1, 2023 – Race for the Summit 5k
October 7, 2023 – Race for Breast Cancer Awareness – In Memory of Christy Bowlin
October 8, 2023 – Hot Trot
October 14, 2023 – Surgoinsville Half Marathon
October 21, 2023 – Nashville Ultra
October 21, 2023 – Miles to Margaritas 5k – Knoxville Edition
October 28, 2023 – Cherohala 5k


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