2nd annual Rollin' On Rocky Top 5K to provide "chariots" for racers

Published: Sep. 12, 2018 at 5:44 PM EDT
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The 2nd annual Rollin' On Rocky Top 5K is ahead on Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 pm. The event is based at UT Gardens in Knoxville, to support the Ainsley's Angels effort to include everyone in races, regardless of ability.

You can still find entry information at the

Place awards will go to the fastest runners, as well as to outstanding teams that include Angel Riders and Angel Runners.

The inaugural Rollin' On Rocky Top 5K in 2018 raised enough support to provide at least two new chariots, or special racing chairs, for the group Ainsley's Angels. It was held in Tyson Park.

Sandy Bush worries about her son, Cameron, having a seizure and falling down. Yet this mother of two and her husband, Brian, want to be sure their entire family can stay active together. So, the avid running couple and their older son, Andrew, use a special chair to include Cameron in family runs.

They call their family group Team CAMrun. They credit the group Ainsley's Angels for making it possible to use a heavy duty running chair for Cam as he grows.

"There's too many times people are stuck on the sidelines or they're told they can't do something. And they really can," said Ainsley's Angels Ambassador Angi Lanciano. She volunteers with the group that provides chairs for children and even adults who want the chance to get rolling in road races.

"To see them all cross the finish line is such a great feeling, that

they've gotten to accomplish something that without this organization, they probably would never get to do," said Bush.

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