Knoxville Asian Festival Year of Pig 5K & 1 Mile

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Became Virtual

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Long Run
2452 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919

Race Day Package Pick up 
Date: May 2th Saturday
Time: 7:00AM – 7:45AM 
Location: Volunteer Landing, 400 Neyland Drive or UT Vet School/UT Garden Parking (we are still deciding on the starting location)
Knoxville, TN 37902

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION PROVIDED ON SITE. Everyone must register prior to the race day. 

Parking - TBA
Race start:
8:00AM – 5K , 8:10AM – 1Mile walk

Weather : If inclement weather occurs, starting time of the race will be delayed by 30 minutes, if adverse weather continues after 1 hour, race will be canceled, As stated in the Registration Policies, refunds are not issued for events canceled for Adverse Weather Conditions as the funds for the event have already been spent in preparation for race day. Instead, all 5K runners will be automatically converted to virtual runners, they will collect the medal at the event.

USATF certified course # TN09040MS. The course is a flat, fast, out and back course on Neyland Drive alongside the TN River. Participants will begin on Neyland Drive near Calhoun’s on the River and head west towards the UT Agriculture Campus. They will then turn around and return to the finish line.

The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.

The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle. 

The Asian Culture Center of TN has many programs including its most well-known: The Knox Asian Festival.  This year, the 7th Annual Knox Asian Festival will take place on Aug 30, 2020, at World’s Fair Park.  This year we will be assisting in teaching language and culture at public schools, providing lessons on how to cook Asian food, and helping local businesses grow by connecting them with more diverse cultures.  Also, we partner with other non-profit organizations to help immigrants in their path to citizenship and much more! 

The proceeds from this race will go toward creating an educationally themed festival where we will be providing educational services to public schools in Knoxville and surrounding areas. We want to thank you so much for your support in our drive towards diversity awareness and bringing programs that benefit local education.

Costume Contest! We encourage you to proudly show off your culture by wearing a costume to run. We will be giving a best costume award.

Team Race  The team who has the most runners will win the Team Race. 

5k Race Awards: Top 3 Male Overall (Ceremonial Samurai Swords), Top 3 Female Overall (Japanese Summer Kimono), First Male and Female Masters, Grandmasters, and Senior Grandmasters.  Awards three deep to Male / Female finishers in the following Age Groups:  10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+. 

Note:  Overall and Masters Division Winners not eligible for age group awards.  Virtual runners are excluded from awards.

Post-Race Festivities:  Breakfast, fruits, and fortune cookies to celebrate year of the mouse!

Custom participation medals will be distributed at the finish line to all 5k finishers. Virtual runners can pick up their medals at the day of the race or they will be mailed to the shipping address provided during registration after the run. There is an option for 1 mile participants to order a medal at $10/each. Please sign up on site and if we have more than 25 people signed up, we can place the order. 

Virtual 5k: We understand everyone has a busy schedule and may not make it on race day and for that we offer a virtual 5k option.  This means you can run/walk a 5k anywhere, anytime between March 1 and April 28.  You will need to send a screenshot or a picture of your run/walk log to [email protected]  Be sure to include your name which you registered with as well as your shipping address.Cost to run is $25 plus $5 shipping. Once completed, we will mail the finishers medal to you. Please note that it may take up to 14 business days to receive your medal. And don’t forget to share your log and your picture with us on Facebook and invite your friends! #KnoxAsianFest

Volunteer Registration: We need your help. Please register online. You will get T-shirts & After Race meals. Register online


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-04-27



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