Children's Hospital Butterfly Run

August 7, 2021 Knoxville, TN 37916 US Directions
Children's Hospital Butterfly Run 2021 to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Lace up your running shoes and join us at the Knoxville World's Fair Park on August 7 for a 5k, 10k or Family Fun Run & Walk.
Virtual Race July 31 – August 7
963 Worlds Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN US 37916

Children's Hospital Butterfly Run 2021

It’s time to dust off those running shoes. After taking a year off due to COVID-19, the Butterfly Run will return in-person once again on Saturday, August 7, 2021 to benefit Children’s Hospital. More than 1,300 runners participated virtually in 2020, we are hoping for an even bigger crowd this year. 

For runners of all ages, the Butterfly Run has a distance for everyone.  Participants select a level of participation—they can choose the 5K, the 10K, the family fun run & walk, or even pick one of two other options—run on your own time “virtually,” or you can sleep-in and forgo the running all together. Regardless of your preference, every mile completed and every dollar raised means thousands of  East Tennessee children receive the health care they need.

Awards will be given out in a variety of categories in both the 5k and 10k events for both male and female.  Cash prizes will be given out to overall winner in 5k and 10k events, both male and female as well as masters, grandmasters, and veterans.  Also this year we will be giving out $50 cash to the 100th finisher in both the 5k and 10k event.  Age division awards will also be given.  Please note you are not eligible for any award if you participate in the virtual 5k or 10k event.  In addition the participants in the fun walk are not eligible for awards.  Awards will take place after the race under the Worlds Fair Park Amphitheater.  Awards will not be mailed.

To Benefit

This year’s run benefits the Pain and Palliative Care program at Children’s Hospital. Dealing with a child's medical condition is tough, which is why pain and palliative care helps relieve the symptoms of a condition, rather than the condition itself. Our Pain and Palliative care team help patients improve their quality of life during their battle with their illness.  Take a Look Inside how this service benefits patients and helps get them out of the hospital faster.

Become a Fundraiser

Once you have signed up for the race, you can double your impact by becoming a Butterfly Run HERO. Simply complete your personal fundraising page and ask your friends and family for donations.  You can set a personal fundraising goal and challenge your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to support your efforts to help children.  We make it easy, click here to get started. 

Be creative and have fun! We encourage runners to wear colorful outfits and butterfly wings. This is a fun day for the kids, but more importantly, it’s about raising money to help make them well and improve their future.  It’s time to show your wings so they can spread theirs. Sign up today!  

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pickup and Day of Race Registration

AGAIN THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!  Packet pickup and in-person registration will be at Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville in West Knoxville at Turkey Creek, 10935 Turkey Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 and Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 9 AM until 6 PM.

Day of Race packet pickup and registration will be at World's Fair Park Saturday August 7, 2021 from 7 AM until 8:15 AM

5K Course

Directions for Butterfly 5k Saturday August 7th.

Begin at 8:45 am

Begin the race on top of Clinch Bridge over World’s Fair Park

Head west on Clinch

Turn left of James Agee

Turn right on White Avenue

Turn right on 22nd

Turn left on Clinch

Turn right on 23rd

Turn right on Grand Avenue

Turn right on 21st

Turn left on White Avenue

Turn left on James Agee

Turn right onto World’s Fair Park Drive

Follow WFP drive around festival lawn to finish line.

10K Course

Directions for Butterfly 10k Saturday August 7th.

Begin at 8:30 am

Begin the race on top of Clinch Bridge over World’s Fair Park

Head west on Clinch

Turn left of James Agee

Turn right on White Avenue

Turn left on 22nd

Turn right onto Cumberland

Turn right into Tyson Park St

Turn left toward Knoxville City Greenway/Third Creek Greenway

Turn left ONTO the Third Creek Greenway to Neyland Greenway

Turn right on Neyland Greenway

Turn right onto Jacob Drive

Turn left onto E.J. Chapman Drive

Turn left onto Joe Johnson

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (interior lane)

Follow Neyland until Second Creek Greenway

Vear left onto Second Creek Greenway follow signs to WFP on Greenway

Cross over top of Cumberland turn left into Performance lawn Greenway

Turn right onto WFP Drive to finish line.


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