DANDRIDGE (press release)—Over 500 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural “Running Like a Fish Out of Water” 5k run in Historic Dandridge on Saturday, Nov. 8. The event is already being slated as one of the most unique events on East Tennessee’s fall calendar.
Raising donations and funds for The Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley and the Dandridge Community Trust, the 5k Run will being at Maury Middle School, travel along Douglas Lake’s shoreline and cross over the historic H.B. Jarnigan bridge before concluding at The Point Resort. Each of the pre-registered participants will receive a Participation Medal, a t-shirt, as well as a soft, plush Rainbow Trout Fish Hat to wear during the race. Others while supplies last.
The event will kick-off with registration beginning at the front of Maury Middle School at 1 p.m., and the run will begin at 4:44 p.m. A children’s Fun Run will occur at 3:33 p.m. at Crescent Bend Subdivision, just southeast of The Point Resort on Highway 92 (Chestnut Hill Road).
Registration information can be found online at www.seefishrun.com.
Pre-registration for adults (13 and up) is $30, and starting October 24, the fee will increase to $35. Children ages 6 to 13 are $20 for pre-registration, and starting October 24, the fee will increase to $25.
Runners can pick up their packets early at a pre-event party at The Point Resort and Marina on Friday, Nov. 7 between 6 and 8 p.m.
At the conclusion of the run, The Point Resort will host an after run event complete with food and entertainment, and awards for the top finishers will be presented at the conclusion of the race.
Additional awards given to the top three finishers overall in each age and gender division. Age divisions are 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 plus in both male and female divisions.
“Light-hearted fun is planned for this great event,” stated Tina Murrow, Executive Director of the Dandridge Community Trust. “We not only want to showcase our great city but create a truly unique event that will have people from all over our area becoming exposed to how fun the event, our merchants, our families, and our community really is.”
For additional questions, please contact Race Director Debbie Worley at 865-674-0404.
Sponsors of both events include Dragonaie Promotional Products, Farrar Funeral Homes, The Point Resort, Walmart of Jefferson City, Tennessee Valley Resources, The Ball Corporation, Bush Beans, Tinsley-Bible Drugs, Dr. Dale Bryant, Franklin Realty, Sound Revue, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, First Peoples Bank, and Citizens National Bank.