THE 5K Run/1K Walk for Parkinson's Awareness

Ijams Nature Center
Knoxville, TN 37920

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We are very excited to announce...THE 3rd annual 5K Run/1K Walk for Parkinson's Awareness. We are happy to be resuming this event at Ijams Nature Center after shifting to the Virtual 5K Run/1K Walk in 2020 due to COVID-19. Once again all surrounding support groups are coming together in support of ONE event focused on Parkinson's Awareness! We will be UNITED for the cause!

The goal of our 5K run and 1K walk-a-thon is to help people better understand this progressive nervous system disorder and offer patients and their families a caring environment full of support.

In 2015, PJ Parkinson's Support was created and held it's first walk-a-thon that fall. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run was added in 2019 and we are now working with other support groups in the East Tennessee area to increase awareness of Parkinson's Disease and what is being done locally to help those with Parkinson's and their families.

THE 5K Run and 1K Walk for Parkinson's Awareness will be held at the centrally located and picturesque Ijams Nature Center in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, September 25, 2021. On-site registration will begin at 8:00am with the 5K Run beginning at 9:00am, followed by the 1K Walk at 10:00am.

Pre-register online at:

- Registration for the 5K Run is $35 and includes a T-Shirt.
- Registration for the 1K Walk is $15.00. 
- Additional or optional T-Shirts can be pre-ordered with online registration for $10.
- A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event for $15

If you would like to volunteer to help please contact us at

We want to thank our current 2019 Sponsors: 
Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck Pharma, Lambert’s Health Care, Blalock, Acorda Therapeutics, First Watch Cafe, Medtronic, Abbvie, Care Patrol, South-East Bank, FirstLight Home Care of Greater Knoxville, Always Best Care, Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Ingles, Kroger, Knoxville Track and Field Club, WATE, NewsTalk 98.7 Hallerin Hill Show

Huge thanks to last years 2018 Sponsors: 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Provision Healthcare,American Fundraising Foundation - AmFund,Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Shannondale Presbyterian Homes of Tennessee, INC., Oak Ridge Strategy Group, Blalock Companies, Kroger, Knoxville Beverage Company, Cherokee Distributing Company,and Life Care Center of Blount County


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