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The State of Franklin Track Club (SFTC) is dedicated to promoting distance running and fitness walking in the TriCities area of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Throughout the year, SFTC organizes several road races for all abilities and ages from one-mile races to 26.2 mile marathon distance. The club is also "available for hire" through its Timing Services to time and tabulate results; we are regularly hired to manage finish lines for races in the TriCities. Upcoming events can be posted for free on the website's Event Calendar; after the event, race results can also be submitted by any race organization for (free) publication.
Do you have suggestions, comments or complaints to make? Want information about any aspect of the club or running in the TriCities? Find out who to contact right here. We'll do our best to answer your questions or concerns.
SFTC serves over 500 members annually. Besides supporting health and fitness through running and walking in our community, membership benefits include discounts on race entries for King & Queen events and opportunities to participate in various SFTC Competitions. Foot Rx stores in Johnson City and Abingdon graciously offer a 15% discount on purchases made by SFTC members.
SFTC is a 100% volunteer organization. We can not exist without our volunteers - we greatly appreciate them! We have many volunteering opportunities available from board member positions and other club officials, liaisons for races we don't own but are hired for finish line timing, to volunteers who work races. Volunteering to help for the club is not an obligation for club members. Rather, it is often considered an opportunity to give back to the running and walking community, meet new people and have fun doing it. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
State Running Records
SFTC hosts the State Running Records website which is the official location of records for several states including Tennessee. Former SFTC webmaster David Fox is the webmaster for the State Running Records website. We have several TN state record holders in our area.
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise.member. SFTC is a RRCA member. One of the major benefits of RRCA membership is insurance coverage.
Split Times Newsletter
The main source of information for running in NE TN / SW VA used to be SFTC's newsletter, Split Times.