Saturday July 17th, 2021
2020 race has been cancelled. Run the World’s Fastest 8K on the world famous figure-8 course on beautiful candle-lit streets with a rousing finish inside J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Crazy 8s is home to womens’ 8-kilometer world record (Asmae Leghzaoui, 24:27.8, 2002), and held the men’s world record (Peter Githuka, 22:02.2, 1996), until it was broken in 2014. Crazy 8s wants that mens’ record back.
|Male||22:52||Raymond Magut||21||Lansing, MI|
|2nd Male||23:01||Joseph Panga||24||Tampa, FL|
|3rd Male||23:07||Wilson Kibogo||29||Nyack, NY|
|4th Male||23:12||Simion Chirchir||35||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Female||27:57||JUDY CHEROTICH||24||Chapel Hill, NC|
|2nd Female||29:10||NICOLE DIMERCURIO||28||Lenoir, NC|
|3rd Female||30:22||KERRI TONEY||24||Harrisonburg, VA|
|4th Female||30:33||ALLIE SCALF GREER||28||Johnson City, TN|
|M 40-49||27:10||DANCAN KASIA||40||Huntsville, AL|
|M 50-59||31:40||DANIEL MCDOWELL||52||Peterstown, WV|
|M 60-69||34:46||JON MATHER||65||Kingsport, TN|
|M 70+||40:58||TERRY VANNATTA||75||Sugar Grove, NC|
|F 40-49||37:03||MOLLY ALLEN||48||Kingsport, TN|
|F 50-59||40:23||BJ JOLLEY||54||Kingsport, TN|
|F 60-69||40:30||KAREN SEIFERTH||61||Johnson City, TN|
|F 70+||51:54||SHARON VANDYKE||70||Doran, VA|
Crazy 8s is world-renowned for its unique figure-8 course, with candle-lit streets, and thrilling stadium finish. Huge crowds gather along the course to cheer for the runners.
In 1996, Peter Githuka from Kenya set a new 8K World Record at Crazy 8’s with a time of 22:03. Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco broke the women’s world record in 2002 in 24:28. The mens 8K record was broken in 2014 but the womens’ record still stands. The Regional Eye Center offers a $10,008 bonus for the first man to break the existing world record. Michelob Ultra sponsors the $5,000 Dash For The Gold to the first male to cross the finish line in the 8K Run.