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Join us for the inaugural Veterans Salute Races to honor and remember our military personnel. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to The United Veterans Council of East TN in support of its WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA program. Along the last section of the race will be the Veterans Salute Corridor in Founders Park. Signs will be displayed in the corridor to honor the service and sacrifice of our military.
Date/Time: Sat., Nov 9th.
Location: Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd, Knoxville, TN 379374
Course Description: The course starts on Jamestowne Blvd in front of the new Farragut Community Center, then runs thru the Village Green neighborhood, finishing back at the community center. A major landmark for the course is the Veterans Salute Corridor in Founders Park (formerly Campbell Station Park) situated along N Campbell Station Rd. Signs will be displayed in the corridor to honor the service and sacrifice of our military personnel.
5k Course - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30339315
10k Course - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30424288
Registration & Entry Fee:
Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
5K or 10K
5K & 10K (Discount if you run both races)
T-shirts: Next Level, short-sleeved, unisex shirts.
Packet Pick Up Information:
5K/10K Awards: Overall awards: 1st Male, 1st Female, 1st Master Male, 1st Master Female, 1st Grand Master Male, & 1st Grand Master Female, 1st Senior Grand Master Male & 1st Senior Grand Master Female. Age group awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the following male and female age groups:<10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+
A team must have a minimum of 3 of members with the fastest 3 times being scored. The winning team in each division will received a $50 Mellow Mushroom Gift Card. Team Divisions are:
To compete in the Ruck competition each participant will have a rucksack with the following weight: if you are under 150 lbs, carry 10 lb and if you are over 150 lbs, carry 20 lbs. Weight will be verified at finish for Top Finishers. The fastest participant carrying a rucksack in the 5K and 10K will receive a special award. Participants competing with a ruck are still eligible for age group awards. We encourage participants to carry non-perishable food items in your ruck sack to donate to a food drive after the race. We donate all food to the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry, a food pantry run by Faith Lutheran Church.
Even if you are not participating in the RUCK event you can still donate food to the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry, a food pantry run by Faith Lutheran Church. The Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry seeks to provide daily bread to equip people for life. Daily bread carries all types of meaning: physical nourishment, spiritual guidance and community.
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