Welcome to the 2018 Zen Evo Chocolate Lovers Valentine 5K. For 2018, 10 AM start time will be for all runners - All runners will be CHIP TIMED. Event benefits local ROTC programs & Ainsley's Angels.
Finisher & Award Bears - Finisher bears return for all & award bears await top overall & age group finishers.
Come out with you Valentine & hundreds of your friends on a chilly February morning to enjoy a brisk run, HOT CHOCOLATE & CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRYS, GRAHAM CRACKERS & other items. The event will begin & end at Knoxville's Victor Ash Park starting at 10 AM Saturday, February 11th. Presenting sponsor of the race is ZEN EVO DARK CHOCOLATE & The Health Shoppe.. Special awards for Valentine Couples - run place, costume. Long sleeve GENDER SPECIFIC TECHNICAL race shirts and special packet chocolates for all runners / walkers. (note: WOMEN'S CUT WILL RUN AT LEAST ONE SIZE SMALL - ORDER APPROPRIATELY) Post race enjoy the normal fruit, cookies but throw in CHOCHOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES, GRAHAM CRACKERS, OREO'S and HOT CHOCOLATE!
Registration Fees: til 9/7 Ind = $15, Couple = $25; 9/7 to 10/31 Ind = $20, Couple = $35, 11/1 to 12/31 Ind = $25, Couple = $45, 1/1 to 1/31 Ind = $30, Couple = $50, 2/1 to 2/9 Ind = $35, Couple = $60, Race Site = Ind $40 (only -not couples)
PACKET PICKUP: Friday, Feb. 10 FROM 3 PM - 7 PM at The Health Shoppe in Suburban Plaza - Saturday, Feb. 11 - 8 AM - 9:45 AM at Victor Ashe Park.
The 5K and walk will be out and back course with a loop through the Northwest Middle School at the far end of the course. Two aid stations will be available on the 5K course. Run will have a ROLLING WAVE START with faster runners near front - Waves as follows: Under 25 minutes at 10 AM; 25 to 35 minutes at 10:01 AM; 35 to 45 minutes at 10:02 AM & 45 minute plus at 9:03 AM - Please stay to RIGHT throughout course. Wave start should enable all to run on Greenway. MAP LINK
Timing - Disposable bib tag timing will be used for all. PLEASE DO NOT BEND, CUT OR ALTER YOUR RACE NUMBER. Your timing chip will be on the back of your race number. Please wear YOUR race number LOW & on FRONT. Tags read better there.
LIVE RESULTS - On-line results available immediately after finish & also on display monitor at finish line. Make sure you sign up to get text &/or e-mail of you finish sent to you! Details on results link soon & also accessed via QR code on bib.
Awards as follows: Top 3 M & F, Top Masters 40+ M & F; M & F u10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29.....70+ Please note COUPLES for special Couples awards!
Goal: Get as much CHOCOLATE as possible! Oh yea, run fast too!
Donations of $5 enable spectators to enjoy HOT CHOCOLATE and other post event goodies.
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.
Endurance Sports Management has authorized partial refunds for cancellations available through our registration vendor until 14 days prior to each event. There will be a refund processing fee deducted.