The Lucky Kidney Run gives participants the chance to walk or run in support of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. The event is part of the non-profit group’s Shamrock Fest, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration whose proceeds also benefit the charity.
Participants will have the option of participating in a six-kilometer run or walking two or six kilometers in an untimed event.
The 6K course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Awards will be distributed to the top three male, female and overall finishers, in addition to awards for age-specific categories.
The event will be held Saturday, March 16 and begin at 10 a.m. Participants can sign up on the event’s website. While participants are encouraged to register in advance, race day registration will also be available from 7-9 a.m.
Knox Shamrock Fest is a two-day event beginning on March 15 from 3-10 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Market Square in downtown Knoxville.
The festival will include music, live concerts, inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, a carousel, face painting, balloon twisting, midway games, prizes, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks and snacks, vendors and other fun activities for kids of all ages. For attendees 21 years or older, green beer and Guinness, along with other tasty Irish concoctions, will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit Visit Knoxville’s website.