The Big Run

Wed June 3, 2020 Knoxville, TN US 37922 Directions

5k - 6:30 AM

6:30AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT

5K - 9:00 AM

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

5k - 6:30 PM

6:30PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
11808 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN US 37922

On June 3, let’s inspire the runner in everyone.

2020 marks the fourth year of The Big Run®, our annual nationwide 5K event on Global Running Day. In partnership with Brooks Running, we celebrate our local communities by bringing tens of thousands of runners together to cross a finish line and achieve a goal. Here in Knoxville we have a certified, timed 5K to celebrate Global Running Day.  We want everyone to be able to participate, so we are having 6:30 am, 9:00 am and 6:30 pm heats for this race!   


As if the endorphins weren’t enough, we recognize runners of all levels through a fun range of cash prize opportunities totaling over $5,000 that reward speed, participation, and human connection. All results will funnel up into a national leader-board to determine and reward the overall fastest runners and age groupers in the country with some pretty cool cash prizes.  Click here to learn more.

Stay inspired:

  • Not sure where to start? Come see us so we can outfit you in the best gear, talk about your goals, and make sure you meet them. We're here to help.
  • Download the Fleet Feet Rewards App so you can sync your miles within the app and redeem them for additional cool prizes and sweepstakes!
  • Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run last year.

We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways: 

  • You get to join Fleet Feet communities across the country in doing something unique—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.
  • It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?
  • There are 3 different times you can participate, so no excuses!
  • Finisher medals. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal (see image below).
  • Proceeds benefit the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to support their trail building and maintenance project at Concord Park. More trails = more beautiful places to run and bike in Knoxville!


  • Tues June 2, 10:00am - 7:00pm at Fleet Feet Knoxville, 11619 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN  37934
  • Wed June 3, one hour before each heat at The Cove, 11808 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN  37922


Whether you're just starting out, wanting to up your mileage, or looking to get faster, we're here to help you reach your goals! We offer a variety of run/walk programs for all levels, aimed to help you keep moving, stay motivated and have fun! Enjoy the accountability with your fellow run program team members and receive coaching and training tips along the way.  Click Here for more info.

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