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NOTE: This section will be updated soon for the 2023 event.
Runner’s Manual: Event Lodging/Restaurants
Lodging We have five awesome host hotels who love our Pistol runners and are willing to offer great room discounts. Please let them serve you. Be sure to thank them!
NOTE: If you are willing to prepay, you may be able to forego the host hotel group block reservations below and get a slightly cheaper non-refundable rate via other reservation methods at the same hotels. However, you will not be a part of the Pistol group and you may not be able to cancel your reservation without penalty, should Murphy make it impossible for you to come. You will also not get the perks exclusively for our Pistolers (such as late checkout pending availability…ask at check-in) for those who have reserved rooms in our group blocks. It also really helps us when runners reserve as part of our group block at the host hotels, since some of our supporting partners base their support heavily on these verifiable statistics. Thank you for helping support the event we all love by booking in our group blocks.
Courtyard by Marriott It is right across Alcoa Hwy. (US #129) from the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS), and is about 2 miles from the race start/finish line. (The front desk can also arrange for a taxi, if needed.
Our group rate: One king or two doubles – $109.00/night + taxes. If reserving by phone, you must use our group name, “The Pistol Ultra Run” to get this discounted rate. Regular rates are $159.00 + taxes.
You must reserve by February 25, 2022 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability)
Friday arrival (March 18) anytime after 4 PM EDT
Saturday/Sunday checkout (March 19 and 20) by 11 EDT
Complimentary free shuttle service to/from airport 7 AM to 11 PM. Call hotel from airport customer service desk to request shuttle pick-up.
Cancel by 4 PM, 2 days prior to arrival, to avoid a penalty
Two complimentary electric car charging stations
Fairfield by Marriott
This is a brand new hotel. It is less than 1 miles from the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS). It is only about 1.5 miles from the race start/finish line. (The front desk can also arrange for a taxi, if needed.)
Rate: One king or two doubles – $89.00/night + taxes. You must use our group name, “Pistol Ultra Run”, to get this discounted rate. Regular rates: One king – $135.00 + taxes; two doubles – $141.00 + taxes.
You must reserve by February 25, 2022 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability).
Friday arrival (March 18) anytime after 3 PM EDT
Saturday/Sunday checkout (March 20 and 21) by 11 AM EDT
Choice of king/double size beds
Guest Laundry, Trouser Press
Free Handicap Parking; Limited Bus or Truck Parking
Guest Use Copy Machine, Fax Machine, Business Center
Choice Gold Hospitality Award
Interior Corridors and Braille Elevator(s)
Free Newspaper Mon-Fri; Free Hi-Speed Internet
Fitness Center and Seasonal Outdoor Pool
Government Travelers: FEMA Approved
Free Hot Breakfast and Coffee
Cancel at least 3 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty
* Indicates services/amenities that may require an additional cost.
There are campgrounds in Townsend (about 10 miles away). You are also permitted to camp in the designated area on-site (tents may be staked in that area only) or park/sleep in your vehicle in the parking lot Friday and Saturday night (See the Parking Map in the Course Maps). If you are coming in a small RV, there is a specific designated area for you to park. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting after 11 AM Friday. There are no hook-ups or onsite showers. There will be portable toilets by the course that you can use.
Restaurants There are numerous chain restaurants within 2 miles: Olive Garden, Chili’s, Cheddars, Five Guys Burgers, Panera Bread, Salsarita’s, Ruby Tuesday’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, McAlister’s Deli, Five Guys Burgers, etc. Also many, many local restaurants. There is no shortage of selection very close by!
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