A NAME CHANGE! The super Stanky Creek distance running event has changed names to the Nesbit Park Trails Classic. The inaugural Nesbit Park Trails Classic is set for September 15, 2019. A 10K is being added to the event. There is only one difference in the trail loop for the race entrants. The 50K/25K runners will run the blue trail loop as part of the course, and the marathon and half marathon runners will not run the blue trail loop to complete their race. Since the marathon/half marathon loop is 6.56 miles, the 10K race will run 95% of the marathon/half loop to complete the 10K (6.21 miles). The 50K and marathon will start at 7:00 AM, the 25K and half marathon races start at 7:30 AM, and the 10K will start at 7:45 AM. These races take place at Nesbit Park, commonly called Stanky Creek by the local Memphis area runners and cyclists, located at 5760 Yale Rd Bartlett, TN 38134.
To register click here: $35 for the 10K, $50 for the half marathon and 25K, and $65 for the marathon and 50K through August 15. $45 for the 10K, $60 for the half marathon and 25K, and $80 for the marathon and 50K after August 15. Online registration ends Friday September 13th at 8:00PM.
Runners can also register for the race at packet pickup on Saturday September 14th from 5:00PM-6:30PM, and at packet pickup race morning starting at 6:15AM. All packet pickup takes place at Nesbit Park.↑
The race takes place at Nesbit Park (ie. Stanky Creek) located at 5760 Yale Rd Bartlett, TN 38134.
CAUTION!!! Some GPS units want to send runners to the north side of Stanky Creek in the subdivision north of the park when using 5760 Yale Road. If your GPS unit doesn’t tell you to finish your route on Yale Road then you need to manually reroute yourself. The park parking lot is located on Yale Road about a half mile west from the Yale Road/Bartlett BLVD intersection.↑
Packet pickup will be from 5:00 – 6:30PM Saturday September 14th at the race location at Nesbit Park.
Packet pickup will commence on race day at 6:15 AM at Nesbit Park. Use this link to obtain directions to Nesbit Park.↑
There are about 70 parking spaces in the Nesbit Park parking lot. Additional parking is on the street (Yale Rd) between the curb and the bike line on both sides of the road. Please note that parking is not allowed between the curb and bike lane in areas marked by diagonal white lines which are the areas immediately before and after the Nesbit Park parking lot entrance and around road intersections in the Nesbit Park area. A satellite view of the Nesbit Park parking lot and a portion of Yale Road can be seen here.↑
Use this link to obtain directions to Nesbit Park or follow the written directions below.
1) If coming from the west, take the Austin Peay exit off of I-240 (exit 8) and head east-northeast towards Millington. Go about one mile. Just past the mall on the right, take a slight right onto Yale Rd. Go about 2 1/2 miles and you will see a whole bunch of trees on the left which is the park.
2) If coming from Millington or from the north on Route 51, take Route 385 to Singleton PKWY and head south about 6-7 miles. Take a left at the light onto Yale Rd. and the park will be about 1 1/2 miles on the left.
3) From I-40 east of town or from south of Memphis, take the Sycamore View Rd. exit (#12) off of I-40 and take the road north about 3.6 miles (note – the road changes name to Bartlett BLVD at some point). Take a left on Yale Rd. and the park will be on the right in 1/2 mile.↑
The Memphis Airport (MEM) is 19 miles from Bartlett.↑
There are a number of hotels clustered around the I-40 Sycamore View Rd exit 3-4 miles south of Nesbit Park, and there are additional hotels near the Wolfchase Mall at I-40 exits 16 and 18. Below is a link that shows the hotels around Nesbit Park:
Above is map for the 50K/25K course loop. The marathon/half marathon course map is in the below Course Map/Map Link section. The 10K starts on the white trail near the finish line. 10K runners do 95% of the loop and finish at the finish line on the east side of the parking lot with all the other runners.
This is a trail race – two counterclockwise loops of superb single track trail to complete the 25k and marathon, and four counterclockwise loops of trail to complete the 50K and marathon. There is only one difference in the trail loop for the race entrants. The 50K/25K runners will run the blue trail loop as part of the course, and the marathon and half marathon runners will not run the blue trail loop to complete their race. The trail is almost completely shaded with many twists and turns. There are few rocks on the trail, but there are plenty of roots on the very run-able trail. The race starts at the west side of the parking lot. Runners head east through the parking lot for about 400 feet before entering the trail to follow the well marked course. The finish line is on the east side of the parking lot. The course will be well marked with arrow signs, ribbons and flour markings.
Thanks to Stanky Creek Cycling (stankycreek.com) and the Mid-South Trails Association (midsouthtrails.com) for all their outstanding work to make the Nesbit Park trails fun to cycle and run! Trail maintenance is fun and is a part of every trail’s life. I encourage everyone to conduct trail maintenance whenever possible.↑
Course Map/Map Link
The marathon/half marathon course map is below.↑
If you would like to be a race volunteer please contact Mike at email@example.com. Volunteers earn free race entries for themselves (or to donate to a friend/relative) in any Altis Endurance race and/or donations to a favorite charity/non-profit organization.
The design image of the 2019 Nesbit Park Trails Classic finisher award is at the top of this page.
Markus Mueller of Markus Mueller Design Memphis has designed the race finisher award. Markus has a super running resume that includes running across Germany, running across Australia, and running across America. Great thanks to Markus for designing a fantastic race finisher award!↑
The 2017 Stanky Creek 50KMarathon/25K/Half Marathon raised more than $4000 for Youth Villages and Goodwill. If you would like to learn more about Youth Villages please visit their website at youthvillages.org. If you would like to learn more about Goodwill please visit their website at goodwill.org. The 2016 race raised more than $3000 for Youth Villages, American Discovery Trail Society, and more.
Historical average high and low temperatures in Bartlett, TN on September 15th are 86 and 63 degrees according to accuweather.com.↑
The 2018 25K race results can be found at https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=55291 After clicking on the 25K results link, runners can then click on 50K, Marathon, or 1/2 Marathon to review those results.
The 2017 25K race results can be found at http://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=43305 After clicking on the 25K results link, runners can then click on 50K, Marathon, or 1/2 Marathon to view those results.↑
For the 25K: 1.8, 3.7, 6.5, 7.8, 9.6, 11.5, and 14.3
For the 50K: 1.8, 3.7, 6.5, 7.8, 9.6, 11.5, 14.3, 15.5, 17.3, 19.2, 22.0, 23.3, 25.1, 27.9, and 30.7
For the half marathon: 1.8, 3.7, 6.6, 8.4 and 10.3
For the marathon: 1.8, 3.7, 6.6, 8.4, 10.3, 13.1, 14.9, 16.8, 19.7, 21.5, and 23.4
50K/25K runners run through the parking lot every 12.5K (7.77 miles). Marathon/half runners run through the parking lot every quarter marathon (6.56 miles). Feel free to leave a support bag on/at your vehicle or at the start/finish aid station.
The usual ultramarathon/trail race food will be provided at the aid stations, ie. cookies, chips, water, and Gatorade. It is recommended that runners bring their own energy gels, electrolytes, and water bottle to the race as needed.↑
Runners have nine hours to complete the 50K or marathon and eight and a half hours to complete the 25K or half marathon. 25K and half marathon runners must complete their first trail loop by the four hour mark in order to continue to the finish. 50K and marathoners must complete their third trail loop by the seven hour mark in order to continue to the finish.↑
As is the case with most races, there will be no refunds of entry fees to entrants. Runners can transfer from one race distance to another race distance up until the race start. Transfers of race bibs from one runner to another is also not allowed. There will not be a waiting list for this event. There is no camping at Stanky Creek, and there are no campgrounds near the park. This race is limited to 225 runners.↑
If you have any questions please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.↑