The Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Recreation and Parks Commission will host the Reindeer Run 5K road race on Sunday, Dec. 7. The race will start and finish near the Ruby Tuesday Corporate office on W. Church Avenue in Maryville. All levels of walkers/runners are encouraged to participate in this community event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Empty Pantry Fund. This is the final race of the tenth annual Ruby Tuesday Triple Crown of Running. The ceremony for the Triple Crown of Running will take place following all Reindeer Run activities.
The Reindeer Run road race will include a 5K route at 2 p.m. through the streets of Maryville and Alcoa, and also include a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 2:30 p.m. on the Greenbelt near the amphitheatre. The check-in area on race day will take place at the Maryville Municipal Parking Garage across from the Ruby Tuesday Corporate Office and Sullivan's Restaurant, and it will be open from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. There will be an open and masters division. The top male/female in the overall and masters division will receive a special award. Day-of-race registration fee is $18 on-site. Included in the fee, runners will receive a high quality long-sleeved T-shirt. If you would like to pre-register for the race or need information, call the Parks and Rec at 865-983-9244 or visit www.parksrec.com.