Veterans Salute Races
10K - Fun Run - 5K
Sat Nov 12, 2022
The small race with a heart of gold ! On a perfect morning, 153 racers came together for our Veterans Salute races that started with a 10K at 7:30 am, followed by a Fun Run at 8:00 am, and ended with our 5K at 9:00 am. This format allows a family to race separately but together. Our numbers are not yet back to normal but everyone had FUN. We had a total of 34 in the 10K, 11 in our Fun Run, and 85 in our 5K. Out of these, 20 run the combo race by finishing the 10K, then heading out on the 5K. We had 20 in the Ruck sack competition allowing us to collect much needed canned and non-perishable for our charity partner, Shephard of Hope Food Pantry. And another 20 who donated for our in-honor signs to be displayed along the Salute Corridor.
Our events went on effortlessly, allowing us to focus on recorgnizing and celeberating the commitment and sacrifices of our local veterans or active military. It is a special feeling running through our Salute Corridor and reflecting on those in-honor signs. See for yourself!
7:30 - 10K start
8:00 am - Fun Run
9:00 am - 5K Start
Ruck competition -
Our Ruck competition not only highlights tough characters who choose to make a running competition even harder by carrying extra weight on their back but also help in collecting much needed non-perishable food items for our charity food pantry.
Team competition winner
Fleet Feet Knoxville Racing won both 10K and 5K team competitions with Team CNS and Corryton Running Club having a strong showing.
Results & Awards
- Thanks to Total Race Solutions for our race day results. I must apologize for the issue we encountered that delayed the finalizing of our results. The issue was with merging of our combo results with the single-event results. We have identified the cause and have taken steps to make sure it does not slow down our results again.
- Overall Results are posted in RunSignUp as well as on Total Race Solutions website. If you find an issue with your results, please notify us immediately so we can correct it.
- You can check your individual results by entering your BiB Here.
- Team Awards ($50 Mellow Mushroom GC for each event) has been awarded to FFKR for the fastest team (top 3 scoring) in both 5K and 10K.
- Overall winners were Emailed individually a $20 FFK coupon
- Top 3 in each age group was awarded a pair of Swiftwick Vision One Flag socks (1EEW0ZZ). If you placed but did not pick up your socks at the race, stop by the store.
- If you did not get your shirt and need to pick one up, please contact us. We will keep some at the store before moving them to storage.
- Additional shirts can be obtained with a $10 donation (Cash or Venmo, preferred). Let us know.
- Thanks to our volunteer photographer, we were able to get a lot of good pictures both on the course and finishing
- Pictures have beeb uploaded to our Flickr account in the 2022 Veteran Salute Races album.
We have 2 charity partners for this race:
- Wreaths Across America - This is an annual project of the United Veterans Council of East TN. On December 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm, Wreaths Across America will be at Knoxville National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. Our donation of $3,000 will help sponsor many of the wreaths for this year ceremony as they have 8567 wreaths already sponsored with another 193 to go.
- Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry - A food pantry operated by the Faith Lutheran church in Farragut, we have patnered with this organization for several years alongside this race as well as Hot to Trot races.
We want to hear from you
Tell us how we can make this event better. We are constantly thinking of ways to improve and welcome your feedback. Please take our Post Race Survey here.
We thank our sponsors for their support in our vision of giving back to our community and making a difference. Mark your calendar for November 11, 2023 and start training!