2nd Annual Knoxville Asian Festival Year of the Mouse 5K & 1 Mile Virtual Run - Celebrate Culture

Sat August 1 - Fri November 20 Knoxville, TN 37902 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.knoxasianfestival.com.

Place
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN US 37902
Description

Race Update - We are collaborating with UT

Because of the popularity of the race, from August to November we are working with the UT Office of Asia Engagement to extend the virtual run to welcome students, faculty, and staff safely return to campus and to celebrate cultural diversity. The race will be part of the International Education Week, celebrated around the country from November 16 through November 20. If you have any questions, please contact oae@utk.edu 

  • Sign up online using the code provided in the email you received from the Office of Asia Engagement
  • You can register 1 mile or 5K, all finishers will receive a specially designed Year of the Mouse Medal
  • Complete the run of 5K anywhere, anytime before November 20, 2020.
  • Submit your results online before the end of the day on November 20 as follows:
    • Follow this link
    • Click the "Submit Virtual Results" button.
    • Next search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and date of birth.
    • Once you have found your registration, select "Submit Virtual Results" and enter your finish time.
  • Share your log and your fun picture with us on Facebook and Twitter #KnoxAsianFest #KnoxAsianFest5K #UTKGlobal
  • Medal pick up for UT students, faculty, and staff: we will set up medal pick up location, time, and send you an update through the email you provided during registration.

COVID-19 Announcement - Our Race is now a Virtual Run 

May is Asian/Pacific Islanders celebration Month. Join us Virtual 5K run/ 1 mile walk. Engaging in regular physical activity is a great way to help manage stress and strengthen your immune system. In fact, research shows that "fit individuals" -- defined as those who partake in regular physical activity -- have a lower incidence of infection compared to inactive and sedentary individuals. What's more, being physically active may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases that could further weaken your immune system, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. 5K run or 1 mile walk is the start for your healthier life. 

Your registration fee is helping our local community

Since March, we have been donating part of the race registration fee to support local COVID-19 relief efforts. 

  • March - We donated $1300 to Knoxville Service Industry Relief Fund to help people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19
  • April - We used $650 to purchase goggles and donated to the Parkwest Medical Center, Tennova Medical Center, Dynamic Physical Therapy, and Blount Memorial Hospital
  • May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We will be using the funds to help support education programs by the Asian Culture Center of Tennessee
  • July - We will use the funds to help provide kids mask for who can not afford to buy for Knox County public school. 

Race Information 

We have been closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID‑19), we want you to know that your safety is our top priority. With your well-being in mind and after careful deliberation, the 5K planning committee has decided to transition the 2nd Annual Knox Asian Festival 5k race/walk to a virtual event. We feel it is important to do our part to protect the health of our broader community and those who may be especially vulnerable to this virus.

As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let's channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever. Here is how to complete a virtual run, receive your medal and gear, and have fun while doing it. 

  • Complete the run of 5K anywhere, anytime between August 10 and November 1, 2020.
  • Submit your results online before the end of the day on November 1 as follows:
  • Follow this link
  • Click the "Submit Virtual Results" button.
  • Next search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and date of birth.
  • Once you have found your registration, select "Submit Virtual Results" and enter your finish time.
  • Share your log and your fun picture with us on Facebook and Twitter #KnoxAsianFest #KnoxAsianFest5K
  • Medal pick up for UT students, faculty, and staff: we will set up medal pick up location, time, and send you an update through email. 
  • Medal pickup for runners completed by Aug. 1: The Long Run (If you signed up before July 19, you can pick up your t-shirt here after August 4th
    • Address: 2452 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
    • Hours:   Monday Closed Tuesday 10AM–7PM Wednesday 10AM–7PM Thursday 10AM–7PM Friday 10AM–7PM Saturday 10AM–6PM Sunday 12–5PM
    • Phone: (865) 851-7874 
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