Get into the holiday spirt with either a half marathon or 5K run Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville, TN. Events benefit the Sunshine Ambassadors - Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through dance! Christmas Rock-n-Roll music will abound from Victor Ashe Park and along the routes!
****Late Registration Packet Pick-up ****- Friday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM at The Health Shoppe - Suburban Plaza - 8025 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN &at race site Saturday, Dec. 16th from 7 AM to 8:30 AM - yes, open race morning.
Participants of the half marathon & 5K will each receive custom SANTA THEMED long sleeve performance shirts and Santa hats!Half marathon & 5K finishers will also receive a finishers medal.Route Links - 5K - Half Marathon : Please note that Greenway course will be 3 loops with a 4 hour time limit - There should be ample room, as we fit over 800 runners on this route for our Zen Evo Chocolate Valentine run in February - only 631 feet in elevation over 13.1 miles is fairly flat with no major climbs. Christmas music at aid stations passed 9 times over route. Note:walkers welcome but Police traffic control will end at 1 PM.
Both Half Marathon & 5K - Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena. Finishers medals for all Half Marathon & 5K finishers.
Events will be electronically chip timed: Start & Finish - with Live Results to participants via text / e-mail & result kiosks, displays and print-outs. Tentative Awards: 5K = 10 AM - Half Marathon = 12:30 PM
Please consider coming out to help this great cause, enjoy & give thanks for the holiday season and .......bring friends for a memorable run!
Headphones - Any headphone devices are discouraged due to the safety hazard(s) to other runners & runners themselves but allowed as courses only crossing public roads and not being run on them.
Directions from downtown Knoxville: Take Western Avenue headed west; after approximately four miles, turn right onto Pleasant Ridge Road; go approximately three miles (before Northwest Middle School) and turn left onto Bradshaw Road; park is on immediate right.
Directions from I-40: From I-40, take the I-640 exit #385; take the Western Ave. West; head west on Western Ave; turn right onto Ballcamp Pk. at the Wendy's; turn right onto Bradshaw Rd; park will be on the left.
Directions from I-75: From I-75, take the Merchant Drive exit #108; head west on Merchant Dr; go to Merchant Dr. end; turn left onto Pleasant Ridge Rd; turn right onto Bradshaw Rd; park will be on the immediate right.