Join the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA), University of Tennessee and Knox County Stormwater for Knoxville's inaugural Tennessee River Runoff 5K & Cheers to Clean Water Celebration -- an event showcasing the ways that we can help to protect our local streams and rivers with green infrastructure! The 5K-certified, chip-timed race will take runners and walkers through the campus of the University of Tennessee, passing by rain gardens, bioswales, created wetlands, and other methods that UT uses throughout campus to lessen water pollution. Racers will also get to catch a view of the Tennessee River.
The race will begin and end at the UT Gardens, where the Cheers to Clean Water Celebration will celebrate the importance of clean water for happy and healthy communities. Here, attendees can enjoy local craft beer while exploring the world of water quality and stream health by visiting our educational vendor booths. Kids can participate in the on-site scavenger hunt, as well as other kid-friendly water activities.
Registration/check-in begins at 5pm, and the race will begin at 6pm. The Cheers to Clean Water Celebration will go until dark (about 9pm). Valid identification must be shown at registration in order to receive a wristband for adult beverages at the Celebration. Free parking is available on site at 2518 Jacob Dr (Lot C4). Rain or shine. There will be food trucks on site. Dogs are permitted (on leash). All proceeds go to TNSA, a nonprofit organization that advocates for protecting and improving the quality of the waters of Tennessee.