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Starry Night Knoxville

Sun November 3, 2019

Starry Night Knoxville: Fun run

$15 4:00PM EST - 4:30PM EST Price increases after October 30, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

Starry Night Knoxville 5k

$25 4:30PM EST - 5:30PM EST Registration ends November 3, 2019 at 11:00am EST
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!

Join us for the 4th annual race to cure the kids. These family-friendly races take off from Ijams and run along the Will Skelton greenway.  With a 1-mile fun run and the 5k, there is a race for everyone on a beautiful trail in nature. 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. 

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! This is a dog and family-friendly event.

Together, we are funding research, building community, and creating hope. 

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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. 


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