About the event
Bring the family and run or walk October 9th at beautiful Oak Ridge Prairie to help make wishes come true for children battling critical illnesses. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind, scenic and memorable run that will take you through the trails, past the airport runway, and back to the finish line, where refreshments and snacks will be waiting for you!
8:00 - 9:00 A.M. - Packet Pickup at the Pavilion
9:00 A.M. - Kids Half-Mile Fun Run
9:30 A.M. - 5K Run/Walk
10:45 A.M. - Awards Ceremony
Registration options include a 5K Run and a Kids Half-Mile "Fun Run"
5K registration includes; t-shirt* and a goodie bag! *T-shirt guaranteed to those registered by September 9th
Chick-Fil-A will be providing free post race sandwiches to the first 50 registrants for the 5k!
Kids Half-Mile Fun Run registration includes; a "fun run" goodie bag! An additional option for a t-shirt is available upon signup.
The fun run course will be one loop around the lake located near the 5k start. Signs will be posted on race day, along with volunteers to assist in directing participants.
There will be a Kid's Zone staffed with volunteers and filled with activities and games for the duration of the 5k race!
Refreshments, snacks, and music will be available for all at the post-race party!
Computerized Timing for the 5k race provided by Tempo Run Timing.
The course map has been updated: Click here!
Click "Donate" at the top of this page then submit your donation
If you donate over $120, you will receive a free 5k race entry.
If you donate over $60, you will receive a free kids fun run entry.
8:00 - 9:00 A.M. - Packet pickup at the pavilion
9:00 A.M. - Kids half-mile fun run
9:30 A.M. - 5k run/walk
10:45 A.M. - Awards ceremony - Top Male/Female 5K times, Top 3 Male/Females times in the following age groups: 12U, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Want to make a day of it? Oak Ridge Prairie will be offering a complimentary hayride to participants after the awards ceremony. The ride is limited to 25 spots, so be sure to reserve yours during registration!
Bring the family and enjoy all that Oak Ridge has to offer. You won't be disappointed! Are you interested in volunteering for this event? Click Here
If you would like to sponsor our race, please reach out to Sharon at [email protected].
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