THE HOPE 4 race and wellness walk starts at 8:04AM on Memorial Day, May 29, in Greeneville, TN. Now in its seventh year, THE HOPE 4 has become a Memorial Day tradition for families across the region.
Discount registration is offered to cancer survivors, members of the military and veterans, police, fire fighters, and EMS personnel.
The event features courses through beautiful countryside and an exciting finish at the Tusculum College Indoor Practice Field. Local musicians provide entertainment along the way, and more music and great snacks greet participants at the finish line inside the Indoor Practice Field.
Kids 4-10 may participate in supervised activities within the Indoor Practice Field while parents participate in the 4-mile race or 4K wellness walk. Kidz Run 4 Fun, an indoor 1-mile untimed run immediately follows. All kids who participate will receive a medal.
Students from Tusculum View Elementary School created original art awards for this year‘s 4-mile race. Awards are given to the Top Overall female and male, winners of the Master, Grandmaster, and Senior Grandmaster divisions, and to the top four winners in each age category. Awards are given to the four largest teams with four or more members participating in any THE HOPE 4 event. All team members receive a special discount on registration.
The Tusculum Police, Volunteer Fire Department, Tusculum College Security, and volunteers will be on-hand to ensure a safe event for runners, walkers, and the community.
Mail-in and online registration is now underway. For online registration, go to TheHOPE4.com. Early registration (guaranteed t-shirt) ends May 20. In-person registration and packet pickup will be held May 26 from 3-7 PM at American Greetings, 101 American Road in Afton, and at the event on May 29.
Event-day registration and kid’s activities begin at 7:04 AM, with the race and walk starting at 8:04. The Kidz Run 4 Fun starts at 9:04, followed by an Awards Ceremony and door prizes at 9:34.
Coordinated by The AG Wrappers, a Relay For Life team based at American Greetings, proceeds from THE HOPE 4 support the American Cancer Society. Since 2007, each year the AG Wrappers raise over $25,000 for the fight against cancer. The team received the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Stay Well Award in recognition of THE HOPE 4.
Donations for The Hope Lodge Nashville will be accepted at early packet pickup on May 26 and at the race registration and finish line areas on May 29. Suggested items include toiletries and household goods (paper towels, cleaners, etc.). The Hope Lodge provides free housing to patients and caregivers during cancer treatment.