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The Pistol

Sat March 22 - Sun March 23, 2025 Directions

LODGING/RESTAURANTS

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.
 
All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
 
Hilton (Airport) HOST HOTEL- FRIDAY PACKET PICKUP 
Connected by a covered walkway to the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS).  It is about 2 miles from the race start/finish line. (The front desk can also arrange for a taxi, if needed.)
  • Website: Hilton Knoxville Airport
  • Map and Directions: Click here
  • Special online reservation link: Click here
  • Phone: 865-970-4300, Option 2
  • Address: 2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Our group rate: One king or two queens – $125.00/night + taxes. If reserving by phone, you must use our group name, “ULTRA 2025” to get this discounted rate.
  • Regular rates are $164.00 to $172.00 + taxes.
  • You must reserve by February 18, 2025 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability).
Features:
  • Thursday/Friday arrival (March 20 and 21) anytime after 3 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday checkout (March 22 and 23) by 1 PM
  • Shuttle service within a 5 mile radius to certain locations
  • Choice of king/queen Hilton Suite Dreams beds
  • Onsite Cooper restaurant opens at 6 AM
  • Complimentary internet service and business center
  • Automated wake-up call service
  • Complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sewing kits, combs, shower caps, and razors
  • Cancel by 3 PM 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty
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.)
  • Website:  Courtyard by Marriott
  • Map and Directions (scroll down): Click here
  • Special online reservation link: Click here
  • Phone: 865-977-8333
  • Address: 141 Furrow Way, Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Our group rate: One king or two doubles – $99.00/night + taxes. If reserving by phone, you must use our group name, “The Pistol Ultra Run” to get this discounted rate. Regular rates are $179.00 + taxes.
  • You must reserve by February 17, 2024 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability)
Features:
  • Friday arrival (March 8) anytime after 4 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday checkout (March 9 and 10) by 11 AM
  • Complimentary free shuttle service to/from airport 7 AM to 11 PM. Call hotel from airport customer service desk to request shuttle pick-up.
  • Choice of king/double beds
  • Microwave/frig in each room
  • Onsite Bistro (breakfast/dinner) featuring Starbucks
  • Onsite 24 hour food market
  • Complimentary internet service (wired/wireless) and business center
  • Business services available
  • Automated wake-up call service
  • Complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sewing kits, combs, shower caps, and razors
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Ice machine
  • Cancel by 4 PM, 2 days prior to arrival, to avoid a penalty
  • Two complimentary electric car charging stations
 
Fairfield by Marriott
  • This new hotel, just opened in 2021. 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.)
  • Website: Fairfield by Marriott
  • Map and Directions (scroll down): Click here
  • Special online reservation link: Click here
  • Phone: 865-409-5950
  • Address: 1865 Pauling St., Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Our group rate: One queen or two doubles – $115.00/night + taxes. You must use our group name, “The Pistol Ultra Run”, to get this discounted rate. Regular rates are $161.00 + taxes.
  • You must reserve by February 24, 2024 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability).
Features:
  • Thursday/Friday arrival (March 20 and 21) anytime after 3 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday/Monday checkout (March 21, 22, and 23) by 11 AM
  • Complimentary free shuttle service to/from airport. Call hotel with confirmation number to schedule/reserve shuttle pick-up.
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers in all rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • No pets 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor firepit (with mountain views) open year around
  • Fully equipped Business Center accessible 24/7 with printer and copying capabilities
  • Guest laundry available on site
  • Cancel by 4 PM, 2 days prior to arrival, to avoid a penalty 
THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
  • Website: The Holiday Inn Express
  • Map and Directions (scroll down): Click here
  • Special online reservation link: Click here
  • Phone: 865-981-9008
  • Address: 130 Associates Blvd., Alcoa, TN 37701
    Our group rate: One queen or two doubles – $115.00/night + taxes. You must use our group name, “Pistol Ultra Run”, to get this discounted rate. Regular rates are $161.00 + taxes.
  • You must reserve by February 20, 2025 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability).
    Features:
  • Thursday/Friday arrival (March 20 and 21) anytime after 3 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday/Monday checkout (March 21, 22, and 23) by 11 AM
  • Complimentary Self-Serve Hot Express Start Breakfast Bar
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers in all rooms
  • Indoor Pool, Fitness Center 24/7, and fully equipped Business Center
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the building
  • Complimentary parking and complimentary bus parking onsite
  • Safe walking distance to multiple restaurants and bars
Quality Inn
It is less than 2 miles from the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport. It is also only 0.5 miles from the race start/finish line. (The front desk can arrange a taxi, if needed.)
  • Website: Quality Inn
  • Map: Click here
  • Special online reservation link:http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=TN663&srp=LPISTO&pu=no
  • Phone: 865-984-6800
  • Address: 206 Corporate Place, Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Rate: One king or two doubles – $99.00/night + taxes. You must use our group name, “Pistol Ultra Run”, to get this discounted rate. Regular rates: $135.00 and up + taxes. 24 Hour Cancellation
  • You must reserve by March 5, 2024 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability).
Features:
  • Thursday/Friday arrival (March 7 and 8)  anytime after 3 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday checkout (March 9 and 10) by 11 AM
  • Choice of king/double size beds
  • Guest Laundry, Trouser Press
  • Meeting Room*
  • 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
  • Pet-friendly Hotel*
  • 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.  

Camping/RVs
There are campgrounds in Townsend (about 10 miles away). Overnight camping is not available onsite. If you are coming in a small RV, there is a specific designated area for you to park (see parking map here). 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, Texas Roadhouse, O'Charleys, etc. Also many, many local restaurants. There is no shortage of selection very close by!

 

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