Knoxville 2017

Call it White Lightning, call it Mountain Dew, or Hooch.  Whatever you call it Moonshine is a part of the Heritage of Tennessee and the perfect setting for The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K!  Just like our bootleggin’ ancestors, see if you can make it through the moonlit woods to get to the stompin’ grounds, where you can enjoy some moonshine cocktails and flatfoot it to live music.  We are back for a second year for this awesome unique event!

When and Where

Saturday July 22nd, 2017

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920

The Course

Schedule of Events

Race Day – Saturday, July 22nd:
  • Packet Pickup: 6:50 PM – 8:40 PM
  • Prerace meeting: 8:50 PM
  • Race Start: 9:00 PM (each consecutive wave will start 3 minutes apart)
  • Awards: Approx. 10:15 PM

Entry Fees

Through March 15th Through April 30th Through July 7th Through Race Day
5k Individual $28 $33 $38 $43
Spectator $15


What You Get With Your Registration

Runner –
  • Soft cotton gender specific race T-Shirt! (Register by July 12th to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Post-race live bluegrass and old timey music
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar
Spectator –
  • Entrance to the after party
  • 2 Moonshine cocktail tickets
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar

Timing / Awards

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.


Parking will be available in the lots closest to the Mead’s Quarry Lake. Click the link below for more details.

Parking Map

Rules & Guidelines


In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Register to Run
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