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I Just Want to Be A Unicorn Half Marathon and 5k

Sat January 6, 2024 Knoxville, TN 37902 US Directions


Half Marathon

8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

5k Run/Walk

8:15AM EST - 9:15AM EST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN US 37902


Anyone who registers after 01/02/2024 is not guaranteed a medal.  Shirts are available until inventory runs out.


Join Personal Best Racing, Patdome Promotions, and The Julia Barbara Foundation for the 5th year of our I Just Want To Be A Unicorn Half Marathon and 5k along the beautiful riverfront greenways and roads.  On Saturday January 6th 2024 we will send you off for an amazing unicorny adventure!

Half Marathon begins at 8am heading west on Neyland to the greenway connection that goes over the river (and through the woods) then back to pickup the Tyson Greenway to concord and back to the Volunteer Landing for a magical finish! 

The 5k begins at 8:15am and heads west on Neyland and turns around at connection of new greenway and old greenway. 

Packet Pickup will be held on Friday evening, January 5th at The Long Run 2452 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919 5-7pm and then again Saturday morning at Volunteer Landing, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane starting at 6:30am closing at 7:50am for both the half marathon and 5k

Parking for race is available at several downtown locations with a walkway to the venue.  Please see map attached to this page. 

All participants will receive a medal, but the half marathon medals will be different. 

Awards will go to top 3 male and female over all, top masters male and female, 3 deep male and female Age group awards 5 and under, 6-10 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+

TOP TEAM AWARD! When you register for a team you automatically get a discount, but we will be featuring the following team awards:

-Biggest Team

-Fastest Team

Trophies will be awarded at awards ceremony

Meanwhile, be prepared for any weather as we've had frigid temps all the way to heat wave status!


Looking to volunteer or have a family member that wants to volunteer? Sign up to volunteer on the Volunteer Tab

The Courses are as follows: HALF MARATHON

                                              5k Course

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Race Contact Info

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We can’t wait to welcome you to Knoxville! By clicking this link, you will find helpful information for your trip to Knoxville. We wish every athlete the best of luck and hope you enjoy our special city! #KNOXROCKS



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