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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 9:30 am. A post-race vendor expo will be held from 8:30 – 11:00 am at Volunteer Landing.
Kids Zone: Coinciding with the vendor expo, we will have a Kids Zone with games, face painting and more!
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+), as well as top male and female grand masters (50+). 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 from 4pm to 7pm.. 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 65/35 softstyle poly-cotton blend, t-shirts on race day or at early packet pickup. You must be registered by April 30th to be guaranteed a shirt. 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.
Additional race information can be found at https://ladiesofcharityknox.org/leap5k/.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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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