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Starry Night Knoxville


Sun November 5 2017
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Location: Knoxville, TN US 37920 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only
Events
Event Time Price Details
Starry Night Knoxville: Fun run
Time
4:00PM EST - 4:30PM EST
Price
$10
Price increases September 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Starry Night Knoxville 8.5 k race
Time
4:30PM EST - 6:00PM EST
Price
$25
Price increases September 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Starry Night Knoxville 5k race
Time
4:45PM EST - 6:00PM EST
Price
$20
Price increases September 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Starts and ends at IJAMS NATURE CENTER. The fun run is on Ijams property on paved trail, out and back. Both 5k and 8.5 k race will start and end at Ijams, going along the Will Skelton greenway. Less than half mile of gravel along River trail for the 8.5k race. Some hills!
Description

Join us for the second annual 8.5 k race at Ijams Nature Center. This paved race along Will Skelton greenway is 28,000 steps for the 28,000 children living with a brain tumor. Join us in raising money and awareness for pediatric brain tumor patients by supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the PLGA Foundation. Pediatric brain cancer is the number one killer of all childhood cancers. We need funding for research and safer treatments.

Our son, Brody, was diagnosed at age 8 with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. We have been so blessed with the outcome of his surgery at East Tennessee Children's Hospital and his health since March 31, 2015 but we are living with this unknown long-term prognosis. Many families are not so fortunate or living with uncertainties and health complications. We want to give back and bring together children and families in East Tennessee with this race, fun run, and festival which concludes with the lighting of lanterns for children living with brain tumors. If you raise $100 or more, you will donate a lantern in honor of a 'star', a child living with a brain tumor.

All 'STAR' families are encouraged to attend. Brain tumor survivors will be recognized. Please email race coordinator, Sarah Hamilton, to confirm your attendence so that we will have enough t-shirts and medals for these special kids. (selderhamilton@gmail.com

There will be $$ awards for top 5 male and female finishers in both the 8.5k. The top 3 male and female will be awarded $$ for the 5k race as this is a chipped (timed) race! There will also be a fun run/ walk that is around 1 mile. All kids get a finsher ribbon!

 ( *Note: Less than half a mile for the 8.5 k race will be on a flat gravel road, 'River Trail', at Ijams. Most of the 8.5k is along the paved Will Skelton greenway.)

 

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Join us in raising money and awareness, while also creating community and hope for children and families living with brain tumors. 

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Starts and ends at IJAMS NATURE CENTER. The fun run is on Ijams property on paved trail, out and back. Both 5k and 8.5 k race will start and end at Ijams, going along the Will Skelton greenway. Less than half mile of gravel along River trail for the 8.5k race. Some hills!

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