The Life Run 5K and Family Fun Walk


Event Date

Sat, Sep 19, 2015


Athens, TN


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5K Race - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

It’s that time again… time to be Strong for Life and join us for our Annual Life Run and Family Fun Walk!

Collect pledges and join us on Saturday, September 19th for a run and/or walk through historic downtown Athens. Also come enjoy some praise and worship music from our favorite local band, Grace Asylum! As the evening comes to a close, join us while we Light Up the Night and Make Our Future Bright during our special candlelight ceremony!  Your efforts will save and change lives.  What could be more heroic than that?!  And if you collect $100 or more, you’ll get one of our awesome t-shirts!



*Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair so you can relax and enjoy the music and great fellowship!

The 5K Run + Walk for Life provides funds for Full Circle to continue offering FREE life-affirming services to hundreds of women, men and children in our community each year.

These FREE services include:
- Pregnancy tests

- Pregnancy options counseling

- Ultrasounds

- Baby clothing and furnishings
- Parenting education
- Childbirth and infant care classes
- Emergency baby supplies
- Maternity clothing
- Post-abortion recovery groups
- Education on sexual integrity and risk-avoidance

- On TRAC Abstinence Education

- IMPACT, Youth Health Board of McMinn County


Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to participate in the Walk?

There is no cost/fee for the Walk portion of the event. However since this is a big fundraiser for Full Circle, we encourage people to participate by raising funds or sponsoring themselves. More info can be found by contacting us @ 423-744-3005.

How much does it cost to participate in the 5K Fun Run?

There is a minimum $25 sponsorship (per runner) required to participate in the 5K. Sponsorship increases to $30 (per runner) for those who register on September 19th - the day of the event. Awards are presented to the top three men and top three women finishers in each age category. Prizes (including t-shirts) will be given to fundraising walkers/runners based on their individual fundraising. Every runner in the 5K must register separately.

Is this an official 5k? How will I know my time?

This is not an official 5K—we have done our best with the course and keeping an accurate measurement of distance, but the course is not official. We time based off the pull tab system from your running bib. Awards will be presented to the top three men and top three women finishers in each age category on the main stage at 8:30 PM. All results will be posted online 1 week after the event.

Where exactly is the Walk+Run?

The event is held at Market Park Pavilion—which is located in Downtown Athens, Tn. Runners will follow the race route provided. Walkers will be walking around the town square. There are numerous parking lots surrounding the area.

Can I bring my dog to the Walk+Run for Life?

This event is welcome to dogs. We ask that you abide by city regulations (dogs on leash, picking up after them) And due to the size and ages of the crowds we also ask that you use your discretion and bring only friendly dogs.

I can’t Walk or Run that day can I still participate?

Yes! You can still raise funds and walk in your own neighborhood at any time. You can mail or drop off any pledge forms/payments at PO Box 1721, 201 North Hill Street, Athens, Tennessee 37371

I’m volunteering, where do I go?

Check in at the VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN Table and you’ll be signed in, given your name badge, and directed where to go. We encourage you to allow yourself a little extra time for parking and checking in. Thank you for choosing to serve with us at this event!

How do I get this year’s cool Walk+Run T-Shirt?!

Everyone who raises at least $100 will earn this year’s shirt! All volunteers will also receive this year’s shirt as a thank you. If at all possible, we ask those that are earning one and volunteering to just take one. Prior year's shirts are availabe for $10 and can be purchased at the Prize Table.

How do I turn in my fundraising?

Please be sure to check-in at the Check-In tables when you arrive so that your pledge sheets can be processed and your prizes can be awarded! We will be starting the 5K Fun Run at 7:15pm and the Walk for Life at 7:30pm - be sure to arrive early so you can get checked in! Remember to bring all cash and checks you've collected with you.

What if it’s raining the day of Walk+Run?

Rain or shine we’ll be out there!

Event details and schedule

Where: Downtown’s Market Park Pavilion  - Athens, Tennessee

When: September 19, 2015 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm
Event schedule and times:
Pre-Registration – 6:30 PM

Opening Ceremony – 7:00 PM

The Life Run 5k – 7:15 PM

Family Fun Walk – 7:30 PM

Awards: 8:30 PM

Candelight Ceremony: 8:45 PM

Closing: 9:00 p.m.

*Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair so you can relax and enjoy the music and great fellowship!
Register online or pick up your form at the following location:

Full Circle/Outlook Women's Services

201 N Hill Street

Athens, TN 37303

Registration Fee:

Early Bird: Individual - $25.00 and Family - $50.00
August 19, 2015: Individual - $30.00 and Family - $55.00
All registered participants will recieve a free dry fit t-shirt. Additional shirts may be purchased.
*Walkers receive a free t-shirt with $100 of pledges and/or donations!


There is ample downtown parking. A parking lot is located adjacent to the Market Park Pavilion.


Public restrooms are available next to the Market Park Pavilion

Arrival Info:

All runners must come to the 5K Run Check-In Table. Once you have checked-in, you will receive a race bib, t-shirt, and goody bag.


Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. It would also be appropriate to wear reflecting colors as the race will take place during dusk hours.

For additional information please contact us today!
Phone: 423-744-3005


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