Annual 5K supports White Pine PTO

WHITE PINE, Tenn (SUBMITTED/WVLT) -- The 3rd Annual Cyclone Chase Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run sponsored by the White Pine School PTO will be held on Saturday, October 20th. The event is the PTO’s primary fundraiser of the year.

The 5K (3.1 mile) run will begin at the White Pine School at 9 a.m. The event also includes a Kid’s Fun Run and obstacle course beginning at 10:30 a.m. Runners and walkers alike are encouraged to participate.

Cyclone chase runners and walkers may preregister by going to and downloading the registration form. The 5K preregistration fee for adults (ages 12 and up) is $15, while the fee for kids under age 12 is $12. To receive the reduced fee, the preregistration must be postmarked on or before October 13th. Preregistered participants will also automatically receive a t-shirt.

Participants can also register for the Cyclone Chase or Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Race day entry fee for the 5K is $20 for adults and $12 for children. T-shirts will be available while supplies last. The Kids Fun run and obstacle course entry fee is $5, or $12 including a t-shirt. Each child will receive goody bag at the finish line. All kids and all ages are invited to participate.

The 5K run is generally flat with some slight hills. For safety precautions, the streets of White Pine to be used in this event will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the run/walk. Cash prizes will be given to the top finishers (male and female overall), and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. The age divisions are under 14; 15 to 19; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59; 60 to 69; and 70+.

On race day inside the school commons area, the PTO will also have a silent auction and “old-fashioned” cake walk.

This event is the PTO’s primary fundraiser of the year and strong participation is encouraged to support the children’s education and future. The PTO also wants to take the opportunity to thank their many local sponsors for this event. Over 40 sponsors have made donations to help support the Cyclone Chase.

For more information on the Cyclone Chase 5K or Kid’s Fun Run, call Debbie Worley at 865-674-0404 or Angie Wilson at 865-674-6380.

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