Relay For Life adds 5K Midnight Run to Knoxville event

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Relay for Life has added a 5K Run to their event at midnight in World’s Fair Park on the night of the event on June 17.More online: Sign up for Relay for Life

This will be the first ever midnight race in Knoxville. Early bird registration is $25, but will increase to $35 on April 1. Those who sign up will receive a free T-shirt and a purple wristband. You can also purchase glow in the dark face paint for $5 Signup for the race is online.

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. WATE 6 On Your Side sponsors Relay For Life events in East Tennessee.

Organizers said people might be deterred from participating in Relay for Life because they may feel they have to run or be athletic, but that’s not the case. They said the main goal of the event is to celebrate more birthdays and save lives.

For more information call (865) 584-1669 or visit the American Cancer Society’s website.

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