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!
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
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!
TIME: November 22nd, 8:30AM
WHERE: 111 Legion Street, Johnson City
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
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