SN: 115996 - 2020 / Y1392

Get a feel for what in must have been like to live and work in a city that "didn't exist" during WW2. One third of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park.

what is the event

Secret City Historic

Year Round Walk

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Learn about the role the Secret City played in WW2
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The Peace Bell - may we not have war again
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The chapel on the hill
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where is the event

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Townplace Suites Marriott

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

See monuments to the enormous construction and scientific efforts by 75,000 workers to build the "Secret City" and develop the atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project to end WW II. See the Friendship Bell symbolizing peace & friendship shared by Japan and Oak Ridge. Walk through neighborhoods and historic Jackson Square. Oak Ridge is part of Manhattan Project National Historical Park. If interested, take a 3-hour bus tour of Project/Park related sites, including the Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Lab (included in museum price). Call museum (865)294-4531 for seasonal tour dates. Museum is open Sun-Mon 1pm-5pm, T-W-Th Sat 9 am-5pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 / 10 KM, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


Consider going during the annual Secret City Festival in June.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

300 S Rutgers Ave, Oak Ridge 37830. From I-40 W Exit 376-A, Pellissippi Pkwy/Hwy 162. Hwy 162 becomes Highway 62 after about 8 miles. Crossing the Solway Bridge, bear left lane, continue to Oak Ridge. The road becomes Illinois Ave. Turn right onto Rutgers Ave. and follow it to Townplace Suites on your left.

event sponsor

East Tennessee Wanderers

Event website:

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.