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Ready to run in the biggest Fleet Feet Sports event ever? Welcome to The 2nd Annual Big Run

On June 6, Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. This fully timed 5K will celebrate Global Running Day by ending your day with a great run.  We want everyone to be able to participate so we are having 6:30 am, 9:00 am and 6:30 pm heats of this race!

But speed isn't the only thing that counts. We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways: 

  • You get to join Fleet Feet Sports communities across the country in doing something we've never done before—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.
  • It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?
  • There are 3 different times you can participate so no excuses!
  • Every finisher gets a medal. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
  • We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let's just say, we're planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.
  • A portion of the proceeds will go the the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to support their trail building and maintenance project at Concord Park. More trails = more beautiful places to run and bike in Knoxville!

The Big Run coincides with Global Running Day and is open to runners of all levels and abilities.

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Last year, 12,000 runners across the country participated in the first-ever Fleet Feet nationwide 5K on Global Running Day.  In 2018, The Big Run is back and bigger than ever.

On June 6, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold one of two 5K events:

  • a (super) fun run;
  • or a certified, timed 5K race, the results of which will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine and reward the overall fastest runners and age groupers in the country with some pretty cool cash prizes. 

And since this is Fleet Feet, and we celebrate and welcome runners of all abilities and levels, we will also recognize runners with some truly unique awards, including:

  • Common Ground: Finish at the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we'll enter you into a drawing for something BIG!
  • Middle of the Pack: We'll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run results.
  • Social Butterflies: We'll thank the two people with the most-engaged social media posts from The Big Run with some pretty sweet prizes.

Curious to check out last year's event?

Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run.


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