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Location: Knoxville, TN US 37902 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN US 37902
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The Knoxville Whirlpool Whirlwinds running club is proud to present the inaugural Knoxville L.E.A.P. 5k and Kid’s Mile. Race proceeds will benefit the Knoxville Ladies of Charity and their community emergency assistance programs.  This is a family friendly event; runners and walkers are welcome!

The race will take place on May 6th, 2017 on Neyland Drive in downtown Knoxville. The Kid’s Mile will begin at 8:00 am and the 5k will begin at 8:30 am.  Awards ceremony will be held at approximately 9:15 am.  A post-race vendor expo will be held from 8:30 – 11:00 am at Volunteer Landing.


All registered youth (12 & under) finishers of the Kid's Mile will receive a finisher's medal.

Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers and top male and female masters (40+). Age group awards for top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

Pre-Race Pickup: Fleet Feet Knoxville Thursday May 4th.  Race day registration 7:00am to 8:00am.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated! Volunteer tab is on the left menu of this screen.

Course Description:  USATF certified course # TN09040MS. The course is a flat, fast, out and back course on Neyland Drive alongside the TN River. Participants will begin on Neyland Drive near Calhoun’s on the River and head west towards the UT Agriculture Campus. They will then turn around and return to the finish line.

T-shirts: Pre-registered 5k participants will receive short-sleeved 50/50 poly-cotton blend, t-shirts on race day or at early packet pickup. Late registrants will receive shirts as supplies last.

Post-Race Expo: Join us for a post-race expo with multiple vendors demonstrating / offering goods and services, many at race-special pricing!

Refreshments:  There will be a water stop on the 5k course, along with post-race refreshments

Race Etiquette: Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, bicycles and dogs are not allowed on the course. Headphones are discouraged.


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We are excited to have Fleet Feet Knoxville as one of our sponsors. Their spring training programs begin the week of February 28th. They have three different training programs for 5k, all of which will culminate in the target race - the L.E.A.P.! There are training programs for walkers, beginning runners and experienced runners!


Also be sure to check out their racing team! It's a great way to build relationships, find accountability and have fun!


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