LEAP 5k and Kid’s Mile

Thank you to all who participated this year! Stay tuned for details on the 2018 LEAP 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
LEAP 5K and Kid’s Mile

Presented by Whirlwinds Road Runners Club

Kid’s Mile start at 8:00 am, 5K start at 8:30 am

On Neyland Drive alongside the Tennessee River in Knoxville with Post-Race Expo and Awards at Volunteer Landing

Registration information:


  • Awards for Overall Male & Female, Masters Male and Female, Grand Masters Male and Female: Unique Trophies
  • Age group awards three deep in 5 year age brackets: LEAP spinning medals
  • Custom wooden awards for Fastest Team and Largest Team
  • All finishers under the age of 12 for the Kid’s Mile will receive a spinning medal

Race Day Swag (as supplies last)

  • Beautiful cloth swag bags
  • Road ID coupons
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • Fleet Feet coupons
  • BioFreeze
  • U.T. Logo SweeTart Gummies
  • Beautiful blended material race shirt
  • Other coupons & goodies

Race Day Schedule

  • Packet Pickup – Volunteer Landing 7:00 am to 8:00 am (pre-race day option at Fleet Feet Thursday May 4th)
  • Kid’s Mile – 8:00 am
  • 5k – 8:30 am
  • Vendor Expo – 8:30 – 11:00 am
    • Photo Booth
    • Post-race refreshments
    • Race Results
    • Stretching / Analysis
    • Charity Information
    • Vendor List
      • Ladies of Charity
      • Fleet Feet Knoxville
      • Eddie’s Health Shoppe
      • Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
      • Knoxville TVA Credit Union
      • Phil LiMandri – Realty Executives
      • Foothills Physical Therapy
    • Kid’s Zone – 8:00 – 11:00 am
      • Games
      • Face painting / stickers
    • Door Prizes – Throughout the Morning
      • KitchenAid Stand Mixer (race participants)
      • KitchenAid Stand Mixer (volunteers)
      • Customized Gladiator Locker (donated by Phil LiMandri – Realty Executives)
      • Two Day Passes to Dollywood
      • Podium Sports Medicine Certificates
      • Eddie’s Health Shoppe Certificates
      • RoadID Certificates
      • Fleet Feet Certificates
      • OnSite Rock Gym Day Passes

For more information, please contact Race Coordinator, Greg Pettiford, at knoxvillewhirlwinds@gmail.com or 865-257-7790.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We are looking for local businesses interested in helping to support the Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance Programs through sponsoring our race via monetary donations or services and goods needed. We have several sponsorship package levels to choose from (click the image below for more information). If you are interested in more information, please feel free to call Stefanie Pettiford @ 865-255-0468 or send us an email @ knoxvillewhirlwinds@gmail.com


Many thanks to our current sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Whirlwinds Road Runners Club

Diamond Sponsors:

Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
Fleet Feet Knoxville
Phil Limandri – Realty Executives
WATE 6 On Your Side


Gold Sponsors:
Knox County Health Department


Silver Sponsors:
Foothills Physical Therapy
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
Podium Sports Medicine
Second Harvest Food Bank
Wells Fargo Advisors



Bronze Sponsors
Eddie’s Health Shoppe


Weekend Sponsors
Connor Concepts, Inc.
Covenant Health
St. Thomas the Apostle