Moonlight Bootlegger 5k - Knoxville, TN

Sat July 18, 2020 Knoxville, TN 37920 US Directions



9:00PM EDT

2020 Event Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

It is with a heavy heart that we announce this race is cancelled for 2020.  

We know that you have probably received several of these messages over the past couple months, and it gives us no pleasure to be writing another one ourselves. Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the danger posed by large gatherings, we will be unable to produce The Knoxville Moonlight Bootlegger 5k in 2020. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into producing this particular event and we are devastated that the work will not come to fruition this year. The event will happen again in the summer of 2021.  For our athletes who are already registered for the 2020 event, we have a few choices for you.

  • Athletes can receive a full refund for their 2020 event registration, excluding processing fees
  • Athletes can continue to support this great event and defer their registration to the 2021 event.
  • Athletes can donate their registration fees to the race. 

Athletes signed up must provide a respond by 6/30 with which option they would like. Athletes who do not respond by that date will automatically be deferred to the 2021 event.

Here Are Your Options:

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Your race registration will automatically be activated when registration opens for the 2021 event. Until then, be safe and keep running! 

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, TN US 37920


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.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Day Schedule

  • 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

What's Included with Your Registration


  • Custom 2019 Bootlegger 5K shirt (Register by July 10th to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Post-race live bluegrass music
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar

Spectator - (pass not required to attend the race)

  • Entrance to the after party
  • 2 Moonshine cocktail tickets
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar


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.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Important Message Regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

We at Trivium Racing are still working hard to make sure we have a great event for you in July. While planning continues, athletes should be aware that the potential for cancellation or postponement still exists due to Covid-19. There are also certain modifications that may be made to mitigate the health risks posed by large group events if the event does go forward. We may be in unfamiliar territory, but trust that we will do everything we can to have a safe and fun event as promised. Please make sure you are aware of our refund policy prior to signing up. We hope to see everyone on July 18th, 2020!



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