Knoxville’s One-Of-A-Kind Adventure Race—That is for Everyone!

by Glenneth on August 28, 2012

Hello! I am very excited to bring you a special post today. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is one of my favorite charities. You may remember that I LOVE participating in Bowl For Kids Sake every Spring. October 13th is the KnoxVenture Race and Courtney Russell, the co-chair, has been kind enough to talk about this race for us. Here we go!

Knoxville’s One-Of-A-Kind Adventure Race—That is for Everyone!

The BIG KnoxVenture Race benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

First of all, I am so thankful for Glenneth allowing me to write a guest blog post about an event that is near and dear to my heart, the BIG KnoxVenture Race. Maybe you have seen our commercials or ads in the past and thought, “what is that?” or “that is not for me.” I want to tell you a bit about KnoxVenture and why it might be the perfect event for you.

Trust me, if I saw the words “adventure race” and didn’t know anything else about it, I wouldn’t take a second look. I am neither adventurous nor fast (and if you are one or both of those things I applaud that!).

KnoxVenture really is tailored to people of all ages and all fitness levels. The 5K course takes you through downtown Knoxville to complete both physical and mental tasks. Some of my favorite teams each year are the parents with their children in strollers. We have everyone there from the Operation Boot Camp Teams that go all out on both their awesome costumes and their speed, to the friends in crazy costumes that just use the time have fun in downtown Knoxville, to the coworkers wearing their company logos and utilizing the event as an opportunity for team building.

And the BEST part about KnoxVenture is that all the proceeds support Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee and the work they do to provide quality mentoring relationships for children throughout East Tennessee. That is what the day is really about…after the challenges are completed and the race is won, the kids keep winning!

If you and your family, friends, co-workers, church, etc. etc. would like to be a part of this unique, worthwhile and fun event please visit www.KnoxVenture.org. You can also call Holly Kizer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee at 865-523-2179.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee please visit www.BigBrothersBigSistersETN.org.

Thank you all for your time! I hope to see you at KnoxVenture!

Courtney Russell
2012 BIG KnoxVenture Race Co-Chair

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