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Children's Hospital Butterfly Run

Saturday August 8th, 2020

Knoxville, TN

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Children's Hospital Butterfly Run 2021

It’s time to dust off those running shoes. After taking a year off due to COVID-19, the Butterfly Run will return in-person once again on Saturday, August 7, 2021 to benefit Children’s Hospital. More than 1,300 runners participated virtually in 2020, we are hoping for an even bigger crowd this year. 

For runners of all ages, the Butterfly Run has a distance for everyone.  Participants select a level of participation—they can choose the 5K, the 10K, the family fun run & walk, or even pick one of two other options—run on your own time “virtually,” or you can sleep-in and forgo the running all together. Regardless of your preference, every mile completed and every dollar raised means thousands of  East Tennessee children receive the health care they need.

Awards will be given out in a variety of categories in both the 5k and 10k events for both male and female.  Cash prizes will be given out to overall winner in 5k and 10k events, both male and female as well as masters, grandmasters, and veterans.  Also this year we will be giving out $50 cash to the 100th finisher in both the 5k and 10k event.  Age division awards will also be given.  Please note you are not eligible for any award if you participate in the virtual 5k or 10k event.  In addition the participants in the fun walk are not eligible for awards.  Awards will take place after the race under the Worlds Fair Park Amphitheater.  Awards will not be mailed.

To Benefit

This year’s run benefits the Pain and Palliative Care program at Children’s Hospital. Dealing with a child's medical condition is tough, which is why pain and palliative care helps relieve the symptoms of a condition, rather than the condition itself. Our Pain and Palliative care team help patients improve their quality of life during their battle with their illness.  Take a Look Inside how this service benefits patients and helps get them out of the hospital faster.

Become a Fundraiser

Once you have signed up for the race, you can double your impact by becoming a Butterfly Run HERO. Simply complete your personal fundraising page and ask your friends and family for donations.  You can set a personal fundraising goal and challenge your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to support your efforts to help children.  We make it easy, click here to get started. 

Be creative and have fun! We encourage runners to wear colorful outfits and butterfly wings. This is a fun day for the kids, but more importantly, it’s about raising money to help make them well and improve their future.  It’s time to show your wings so they can spread theirs. Sign up today!  

Race Distances

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Sleep-in to Support The Butterfly Run Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

963 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN

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