While most Vols fans drive to Saturday’s contest at Bristol Motor Speedway, 14 Tennessee Army ROTC cadets have a different plan.
Carrying the “Battle at Bristol” game ball, the cadets will run approximately 148 miles to Bristol, according to Tennessee Today.
The group will take turns running the ball to the game in time for the 8 p.m. ET kickoff. The trip is estimated to take at least 13 hours, and each cadet will take turns running two-to four-mile stretches.
The cadets will stop in Greeneville, Tenn., on Friday before finishing the journey on Saturday. A Knoxville Police escort will accompany the 14 cadets the entire way.
“With the Battle at Bristol, we thought it would be cool to run the game ball from Knoxville to Bristol as a way to celebrate the historic game and be a part of it in some small way,” Lt. Col. Jared Crain said, according to Tennessee Today.