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Starry Night Knoxville


Sun November 4, 2018
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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
$15
Price increases after October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Starry Night Knoxville 8.5 k race
Time
4:15PM EST - 5:45PM EST
Price
$30
Price increases after October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Starry Night Knoxville 5k race
Time
4:30PM EST - 5:30PM EST
Price
$25
Price increases after October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
All 3 races start and end at IJAMS NATURE CENTER. Both 5k and 1-mile fun run will start and end at Ijams, going along the Will Skelton greenway, out and back. Note*, around a one-mile of the 8.5k is on a scenic, gravel road along 'River Boardwalk'. The 5k is on a paved trail the whole way. Some hills!
Description

Join us for the third annual race at Ijams Nature Center. These family-friendly races take off from Ijams and run along the Will Skelton greenway.  We have something for everyone: a 1-mile fun run/walk, a 5k and the 8.5k. Join us in raising money and awareness for pediatric brain tumor patients by supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and now East Tennessee Children's Hospital. We need funding for research for safer, more effective treatments.

Our son, Brody, was diagnosed at age 8 with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma in 2015. We have been so blessed with the outcome of his two surgeries (cranitomies to resect the tumor) at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in 2015 and 2018. Many families are not so fortunate or living with uncertainties and health complications. We want to improve treatments through funding research and bring together children and families in East Tennessee with this race, fun run, and festival. The afternoon concludes with the lighting of lanterns at sunset honoring our warriors, both living and deceased. 

All 'STAR' families are encouraged to attend. Brain tumor survivors will be recognized at 3:45. Please email race coordinator, Sarah Hamilton, to confirm your attendence so that we will have enough t-shirts and medals to honor these special kids. (selderhamilton@gmail.com

There will be $$ awards for top 5 male and female finishers in the 8.5k. The top 3 male and female will be awarded $$ for the 5k race as this is a chipped (timed) race!  Must be present to win. Awards around 5:15. All kids get a finsher ribbon!

 ( *Note: Around 1 mile of the 8.5 k race will be on a flat gravel road, 'River Boardwalk', at Ijams. Most of the 8.5k is along the paved Will Skelton greenway.) The 5k is paved along the Will Skelton greenway, as well as the 1-mile fun run.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the event, as well as Starry Night hats and t-shirts while they last. Donations are accepted and can be paid in cash, checks, or credit card.  School of Rock will be rockin' out starting around 3:15! And, Real Hot Yoga will lead stretches before the races begin. This is a dog and family-friendly event, with options to further your fun with the Navitat adventure course and lots of hiking options too! Oh, and there are real bathrooms!

Packet pick-up is on Friday, Nov.2nd from 4-6 p.m. at the New Balance of Knoxville store located in: Suburban Plaza
Address: 8027-F Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 . Race-day pick-up starts at 2 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center. And, we do accept new registration on race-day! (paid in cash, check, or credit card). 

Together, we are funding research, building community, and creating hope. Thanks to our presenting sponsors, HERRON-CONNELL INSURANCE and WEIGEL'S, 100% of your race registration and donations will go directly to the organizations fighting for children's health! 

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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. This year's event will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, funding research for brain tumors, and also the East Tennessee Children's Hospital. 

Directions

All 3 races start and end at IJAMS NATURE CENTER. Both 5k and 1-mile fun run will start and end at Ijams, going along the Will Skelton greenway, out and back. Note*, around a one-mile of the 8.5k is on a scenic, gravel road along 'River Boardwalk'. The 5k is on a paved trail the whole way. Some hills!

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