The Pistol Ultra

The Pistol Ultra
Date Mar 22, 2025 -
Mar 23, 2025
Distance Half-marathon, Marathon, 50k, 50mi, Ultra, 100k, 100mi
Course Type Road

Race Information

Start spring off with a *bang!* at this urban ultra on a paved greenway trail in Alcoa, TN (near Knoxville).

This event started in 2013 and has quickly become very popular, always selling out before the registration closing date. With distances ranging from the half marathon to the ultra-crazy 150 miler Double Barrel, there’s something for everyone. Runners will score some great swag and some really cool finisher’s awards. They can enjoy the optional tasty pre-race pasta dinner; and will be spoiled by great volunteers, heated aid station support, warming stations, and camaraderie with plenty of other crazy ultra runners. This is a great race for first time and seasoned ultra runners alike. Walkers are welcome too.

The 50K/100K loops are the same distance (10.35 miles). The 50kers and will do this loop three times; the 100kers, six times. The 50/100 mile loops are slightly shorter (10 miles exactly), with the 50 milers five times, and the hundo runners ten times. The event features a very generous 32 hour cut-off for the 50K, 100K, and 100 miler. The nighttime 50 mile race has a 20 hour cut-off. The half and full marathon have an 8 hour cut-off. All races end in the afternoon of Sunday.

Advertisement

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Life Wide Open events.

Shokz Headphone Giveaway 

RunGuides.com and Shokz are giving away a pair fo Kipchoge Limited Edition OpenRun Pro headphones. 

Marathoning legend Eliud Kipchoge just joined forces with Shokz, the bone conduction headphone innovator to release a limited edition headphone.

Limited to 5,000 pairs only.

These headphones are inspired by Kipchoge's NN Running Team, featuring a sleek design with vibrant orange (think passion for running) and steadfast gray (think endurance).

Combined with the Shokz OpenRun Pro’s bone conduction tech, you get outstanding audio, a secure and comfortable fit, and an open-ear design that lets you hear your music clearly and stay aware of your surroundings.

> Click Here to learn more about the headphones <

Click the button below to enter the giveaway!

Enter Giveaway

Find Accommodation Near The Pistol Ultra

Use this map to find hotels and airbnb accommodation near this race location.

Pace Calculator

Find your running pace and splits, and learn if you can outrun dangerous animals with the RunGuides run pace calculator.

Tell us your race tips