Seven Holiday 5ks To Race To This Year

Whether you're in a holiday 5k family or not, you may want to check out the holiday-themed runs in Knoxville this year! Turkey trots, ugly sweaters, New Year's runs on the rivers? We've got it all in the Scruffy City! Lace up and let's get our run on!

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Knoxville Turkey Trot 5k

Run a 5k or race the “little gobbler” one mile! This race starts at The Mill and Mine and runs throughout the heart of downtown Knoxville. Plus, this is a great excuse to eat that third or fourth plate of oh so good Thanksgiving food!

COST: $30/5k, $10/little gobbler

TIME: November 22nd, 8AM

WHERE: The Mill & Mine

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Johnson City Turkey Trot 5k

Going home to Johnson City for the holidays? No problem! Sign up for their turkey trot starting on Legion Street. The 13th annual run will finish inside of Cardinal Park! Gobble gobble!

COST: varies

TIME: November 22nd, 8:30AM

WHERE: 111 Legion Street, Johnson City

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Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k

We wanna see all your sparkles, hot glue and jingles at this run! Grab your tackiest holiday sweater and run this 5k in west Knoxville. The after party is at Bearden Beer Market with roasted marshmallows, Christmas movies and other festive treats! ALL proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food for kids!

COST: $25 until November 30th, $35 pre-race

TIME: December 9th, 3PM – 6PM

WHERE: Pride & Joy Children’s Academy

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Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon

Music, cookies & santa beards?? Count us in! Head to the Smokies for the Santa Hustle Race. Each finisher gets a medal, hoodie and snacks along the way. Proceeds benefit keep the Tennessee River beautiful!

COST: $44 – $60/5k, $65-80/half marathon

TIME: December 9th, 7:30AM

WHERE: Wilderness at The Smokies

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Holiday Lights Run

Dress up in your most festive gear and run about 3 miles around downtown! Afterwards head back to Balter Beerworks for discounted brews!

COST: No fee to run

TIME: December 17th, 6PM – 8PM

WHERE: Balter Beerworks

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Jingle Bell Run 2018

Run, walk or rock the race away at World’s Fair Park! Register for the 5k or one mile fun run to get into the holiday spirit. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation!

COST: varies

TIME: December 8th, 8AM

WHERE: Orange Theory

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Calhoun's New Year's Day 5k

Kick start the New Year and your fitness plans with Calhoun’s annual New Year’s Day 5k. Grab the family and run around the Tennessee River as you say hello to 2019!

COST: $30/5k, $10/kids run

TIME: January 1st, 8:30AM

WHERE: Calhoun’s on The River

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