Catholic Charities of East Tennessee holding Race for Kids 5K & Family Walk

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is looking forward to its premier annual event, the Race for Kids 5K & Family Walk.

The family friendly activity will be held on Saturday, April 23, at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.

Participation in the event by Catholic Charities supporters supports the nonprofit social service agency’s children’s and family programs across East Tennessee.

These programs include the Children’s Emergency Shelter and Columbus Home Assisting Parents.

“Run or walk with us to help deliver critical services to promote safety, stability, and opportunities for children and families to thrive by providing emergency food and shelter, education, access to resources, and compassionate support,” the agency said in preparing for the event.

While the race and family walk is being held at Victor Ashe Park, those who can’t participate in person can still register and run or walk anywhere.

For those registered for this virtual Race for Kids 5K & Family Walk,  race results can be posted by going to the results tab on the event web page at

Registration for adults is $30 before April 23 and $35 on race day.

Registration for children under age 18 is $15 prior to the event and $20 on race day.

Pre-race day packet pick-up is set for April 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Catholic Charities’ offices in the Regas Building at 318 N. Gay St. in Knoxville.

Race day packet pick-up will be at Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road off of Pleasant Ridge Road, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The race route can be seen at:

Start time is 9:30 a.m., and finish time is 12:30 p.m.

Sponsors for the event include Kimberly-Clark, Food City, BlueCross, BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, Publix Super Markets Charities, and PB Racing.

Following the example of service that Christ lived, Catholic Charities vows to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to it. As an organization within the Diocese of Knoxville, it is guided by the principles of Catholic teaching, including reverence for all life, compassion, and integrity for all people.

CCETN provides services to anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of race, income, or religion. It estimates that fewer than 5 percent of all clients served are Catholic. It welcomes opportunities to work collaboratively with other community resources to serve those in need.

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