Because of continued inclement weather, significantly cold weather forecasted for Saturday morning and untreated roads on the 5K course, we have decided to cancel Run For The Schools.

  • Run For The Schools will not be rescheduled in 2015.
  • We will disperse proceeds after expenses from the event to the schools in keeping with the original intent of Run For The Schools.
  • We will work to get T-shirts to students, parents and teachers who registered through their schools.
  • T-shirts for non-students who registered online will be available at Runner’s Market (In the Western Plaza Shopping Center) at 4443 Kingston Pike from February 28th – March 7th. Get directions.
  • We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.
  • Thank you to everyone who registered to run and volunteer for their support of area schools.

When Our Schools Are Better, Our Communities Are Better

Run For The Schools is a fundraiser for all schools in East Tennessee (public and private), is open to the public, and features a 5k run/walk and 100-yard dash (children 12 and under) in Chilhowee Park and a 1-mile family fun walk through the Knoxville Zoo. The event features music, refreshments, vendor booths, prizes and more! Participants also receive complimentary admission to the Knoxville Zoo the day of the race!


Schools raise money based on their participation in the race. The more people that run for a school, the more money the school gets! Run For The Schools is a family-oriented fundraising event designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools.