NASCAR SpeedPark® Smoky Mountains, the official family fun park of NASCAR®, is teaming up with Smoky Mountain Young Life in partnership with its charitable arm, PARC Foundation, to host the YL Fast Lane 5K on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at 8 a.m. at NASCAR SpeedPark in Sevierville.
Running enthusiasts, as well as supporters of Young Life, are invited to participate to raise funds to support the organization’s ministry costs and to help send local kids to life-altering, inspirational camps. In addition to the 3.1-mile course featuring the Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, the YL Fast Lane 5K also features a Fun Run for ages 10 and younger at 9:30 a.m. Sparkie, NASCAR SpeedPark’s mascot, will signal the start, sending children twice around the Smoky Mountain Speedway oval racetrack at the park. Winners in each age group for the 5K will be recognized during an awards ceremony after both races.
The races are just the kickoff to a day of family-friendly fun. All participants also will receive unlimited access to NASCAR SpeedPark’s eight go-kart tracks, family and kids’ rides, mini golf and rock wall for a day of play.
“NASCAR SpeedPark is a values-driven company and we consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to provide a place where children and families can come together and have fun while benefiting a great cause,” said Ben Hess, general manager of NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains. “Hosting special events throughout the year speak to the core of our mission and allow us create treasured memories both at our park and within in the community.”
To register, please visit the race website at runsignup.com/Race/TN/Sevierville/YLFastLane5K The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the kids’ Fun Run through Friday, Sept. 18. Registration is $30 and $15, respectively, on the morning of the race. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, timing bib and an unlimited ride wristband to NASCAR SpeedPark.
For additional information about the event, to volunteer or to become a sponsor, please contact Kellye Kirby with Smoky Mountain Young Life at 865-654-8478 or email her at [email protected]
NASCAR SpeedPark is located at 1545 Parkway in Sevierville, Tenn.