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Heroes for Hope 5K & Fun Run

Sat April 27, 2024 Directions
New Hope is so appreciative of your support...thank you for being a HERO for the kids!


5K - Adult

8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

5K - Child (10 and under)

8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Open to ages 10 and under.

Fun Run - Child (10 and under)

8:00AM EDT - 8:15AM EDT
Open to ages 10 and under.


On race day, start and finish the 5K at the Maryville Amphitheater. Virtual participants may run or walk anywhere!


Be a hero for the kids! Join us at the Maryville Greenbelt Amphitheater on Saturday, April 27, 2024 for our fifth annual Heroes for Hope 5K & Fun Run fundraiser. Let's join forces and get moving to raise awareness for child abuse prevention. All proceeds benefit New Hope Children's Advocacy Center.

Did you know that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18? At New Hope, our mission is to restore hope to abused or traumatized children and their families in Blount County. We believe every child deserves a healthy, safe childhood.

Use your superpower to take a stand against child abuse, and register for our race today!


  • 5K - Adult
  • 5K - Child (10 and under) 
  • Fun Run - Child (10 and under) 
  • VIRTUAL 5K - All Ages 
  • Sleeping But Supporting


The Fun Run will start at 8:00am, and the in-person 5K will start at 8:30am on Saturday, April 27, beginning and ending at the Maryville Greenbelt Amphitheater. 


The virtual option may be run anywhere, any time. Your time must be submitted before 11:59pm on race day (April 27).


Packet pick-up will be available for on Friday, April 26 from 3-6pm at the Maryville Greenbelt Pavilion next to the Amphitheater.
**If you are running with a Champion, T-Shirt, or Superhero level sponsor group, your packet will be delivered to your place of business. 


If you select a t-shirt option in your registration by April 11, your t-shirt will be available during packet pick-up and at check-in on race day. 
Registrations submitted after Thursday, April 11 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt until after race day. (Be sure to register early!) Late t-shirt pick-up date and time will be announced after race day, and you will be alerted via email. 


Public parking for the 5K is located: 

  • Between Broadway & Church Street 
  • Across from Dandy Lions Gifts 
  • Parking garage between Harper & Broadway 


Race day check-in will be available from 7:30-8:15am at the pavilion next to the Amphitheater. 


Visit HERE to view our certified course map. 


Because the course is very narrow in parts, we will have a staggered start time. Every start time will be announced by air horn or whistle. Runners will be scored on chip time. Results will be available after the race on the "Results" page. Winners of each age group will be announced and awarded at the end of the 5K.


Male: <10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, >60
Female: <10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, >60


The virtual race can be run anywhere, any time through the end of race day. Participants will have the option to submit their time via the RunSignup race page under "Results." See below for instructions: 

  1. On this page's menu, select "Results"
  2. Select "Submit Virtual Results"
  3. Find your registration by searching either first or last name, email, or DOB
  4. On your registration, click "Submit Virtual Results"
  5. Add your time and click "Submit Results"


We are excited to partner with several local businesses to make this a fun, family-friendly event. If you are a business interested in sponsoring the race financially or through in-kind services, please email Marketing & Development Director Ashley Fontenot at Click HERE to review the 5K sponsorship benefits per level on page eight. We would love to partner with you! 


All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian or caregiver at all times during the event. Children may not be left unattended during or after the Fun Run.
Please ensure that all pets remain on a leash at all times.
This race will be a rain or shine event! 


Heroes for Hope 5K & Fun Run benefits New Hope Children's Advocacy Center. New Hope is a child-focused, safe place in Blount County, TN for physically or sexually abused children and their families. The Center is designed to be a place where multiple agencies and professionals convene so the child recounts the details of his or her abuse only one time and in a way that is not retraumatizing. The team then works together to deliver vital services in one convenient place at no cost, ushering the child and family down the path of hope and healing. Learn more about Blount County's only Children's Advocacy Center at

Champion Sponsor

Superhero Sponsor

Hero Sponsor

Sidekick Sponsor

Community Partners

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On race day, start and finish the 5K at the Maryville Amphitheater. Virtual participants may run or walk anywhere!

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