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Location: Knoxville, TN US 37996 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Events
Event Time Price Details
Tennessee River Runoff 5K & Cheers to Clean Water Celebration
Time
6:00PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Price
$35
Registration ends October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Tennessee River Runoff 5K - RACE ONLY
Time
6:00PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Price
$25
Registration ends October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Cheers to Clean Water Celebration - CELEBRATION ONLY
Time
6:00PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Price
$15
Registration ends October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
2518 Jacob Dr - UT Gardens
Knoxville, TN US 37996
Description

Join the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA), University of Tennessee, City of Knoxville Solid Waste, and Knox County Stormwater for Knoxville's 2nd Annual Tennessee River Runoff 5K & Cheers to Clean Water Celebration -- an event showcasing the ways that we can help to protect our local streams and rivers with green infrastructure! The chip-timed race will take runners and walkers through the campus of the University of Tennessee, passing by rain gardens, bioswales, created wetlands, and other methods that UT uses throughout campus to lessen water pollution. Racers will also get to catch a view of the Tennessee River.

The race will begin and end at the UT Gardens, where the Cheers to Clean Water Celebration will celebrate the importance of clean water for happy and healthy communities. Here, attendees can enjoy local craft beer while exploring the world of water quality and stream health by visiting our educational vendor booths, and checking out a local band.  Kids can participate in the on-site scavenger hunt, as well as other kid-friendly water activities.

Participants who run the 5K will receive a bandana, and those participating in the Cheer to Clean Water Celebration will receive a custom steel pint cup with 2 drink tickets, each good for one craft beer. Participants in both the 5K and the Celebration will receive both gifts. Runners who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their gender/age group will receive a prize.

For a little extra competition, team discounts are also available! This option is great for organizations that have that competitive spirit and want to challenge others! Discounts ($5 per registration) will be applied during checkout for teams of 4 or more. There will be awards for the top three teams with the lowest average time!

Registration/check-in begins at 5pm, and the race will begin at 6pm. The Cheers to Clean Water Celebration will start at 6pm go until dark (about 8"30 pm). Valid identification must be shown at registration in order to receive a wristband for adult beverages at the Celebration. Free parking is available on site at 2518 Jacob Dr (Lot C4). Rain or shine. There will be a food truck on site. Dogs are permitted (on leash). All proceeds go to TNSA, a nonprofit organization that advocates for protecting and improving the quality of the waters of Tennessee.

*** Online registration closes at 11:59pm on October 1st. Tickets can be purchased at the door day-of. Children under 10 are free, $5 otherwise. Those wanting to attend the celebration still need to purchase the celebration registration for $15 in order to receive their beer coupons. Those who only want to enjoy the atmosphere and music need to purchase entry for $5 ***

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