Date, Time, and Place: Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 am on Cherokee Boulevard.This race benefits Youth Metro Drug Coalition in our Knox County High Schools.
Course Description and Highlights: Out and back course along Cherokee Boulevard in beautiful Sequoyah Hills.
Registration & Entry Fee: Online registration lasts until April 5, 2017. If you sign up on race day, the fees will increase by $5.00 at each level. Race day registration available in the race tent from 9:00-9:45 am. No refunds or transfers.
T-shirts: Short-sleeved t-shirts for registrants. Register by March 31 to guarantee yourself a t-shirt on race day! Pre-registered runners will receive them on race day. Late and race day registrants will receive them while supplies last or at a later date. T-shirts will be assigned on a first-come basis.
Age Pricing 5 - 12: $10.00 Race Fee 13 - 18: $20.00 Race Fee 19 and up: $30.00 Race Fee
Register for our early bird special! If you register before January 31, you can take $5 off of your registration fees!
Race Etiquette:Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed on the course. The 5K course closes in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Endurance Sports discourages the use of headphones at events.
Post Race Refreshments: Assorted refreshments and water will be provided to runners post-race in the event tent. Kona Ice truck will also be on site for purchased shaved ice.
Post Race Events: Please stay after the race and enjoy music from Star 102.1 and grab lunch from Kona Ice and more! Make sure to enter when you arrive to have a chance to win a door prize! Have family members that want to come and enjoy the race while you run? No worries! There will be bounce houses and different children activities at the race site.
Awards: Awards will be given in the following age groups: 13 & Under; 14-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over Awards will be given to top male & female in each age group and to overall top male & female.
*Overall winners not eligible for age division awards.*
Information: Please contact the Metro Drug Coalition at 865-588-5550 or email Deborah Huddleston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results: Complete results will be available to runners after the race.
Youth Metro Drug Coalition consists of sophomore, junior and senior high school students across Knox County high schools who have a personal connection to addiction or a passion for substance abuse prevention. These teens serve as a youth-led “community roundtable” on drug and alcohol prevention, providing a safe place to discuss the issues teens in their communities are facing, cultivating a sense of community amongst their peers and developing prevention strategies to implement in order to engage teens and reduce/prevent youth substance use.
With support from MDC, teens will be provided the tools necessary to live above the influence of drugs and alcohol, learn effective strategies to bring education and awareness of substance abuse to their peers and become advocates for change. Students in YMDC will commit to be drug and alcohol free, and are trained on topics, such as: the effects of substance abuse on the body and its impact on the community, public speaking and drug policy. They will also have the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders and leaders in the Knox County Community.