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Fleet Feet to host largest global running day event for third year

Fleet Feet will participate in the brand’s nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 5. Fleet Feet is a local retail leader in building and supporting the Knoxville running community. This year’s event consists of more than 100 running events taking place throughout the day on June 5 across 36 states. Last year, more than 16,000 people participated across the nation in the brand's inaugural event.

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Runners in 5K; image submitted

The event is sponsored nationally by Brooks and Nuun and locally by Knoxville County Parks & Rec and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. The Big Run welcomes runners of all ages, levels, and abilities. The results from timed, certified 5K races will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine the overall fastest runners of the day nationwide, as well as age group winners.

Knoxville is hosting three certified, timed 5k heats: 6:30 am, 9:00 am, and 6:30 pm at The Cove on Northshore Drive, race entry is $20. All participants receive a race medal and t-shirt. Finishers are eligible for national and local awards. Race proceeds will benefit the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to assist them in building and maintaining bike/hike trails in Concord Park area.

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Published May 17, 2019

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