Charities are the real winners in Sevier County High School’s Memorial Day 5K race.
Sevier County High School DECA is hosting the First Annual Memorial Day 5K on May 26, 2014 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project® and the Sevier County High School Foundation.
Participants can sign up online. The entry fee for adults is $25 before May 21, 2014, $30 after that date. High school students and Veterans receive a $5 discount. Those who sign up before May 22, 2014 are guaranteed to receive a goodie bag and T-shirt, while supplies last to those signing up later. Children can enter for just $10, but do not receive a T-shirt.
“Sevier County High School DECA could not be more proud to support our Veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project and our students through the SCHS Foundation!” said Josh Ramsey, Sevier County High School DECA President. “This event is a 5K Walk/Jog/Run for all who wish to support our Vets and local students.”
Registration begins at 7:00 am at Sevier County High School, 1200 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville. The race starts at 8:00 am, leaving the parking lot and turning right onto Dolly Parton Parkway, then right onto Old Newport Highway, right onto Cherokee Circle, right onto Dolly Parton Parkway, finally returning to the Sevier County High School parking lot.
The Knoxville Track Club will be the official timekeeper for the race. The top person in each age division receives an award, and the top overall male and female receive trophies!
Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound in military service on or after September 11, 2001, and their families.
The Sevier County High School Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors and Walters State Community College dual enrollment students. The Foundation works to raise funds for technology and school improvements.
If you are not a walker or runner but would like to help local students and veterans, you can donate online.