Urban Wilderness Challenge Race to Raise Funds for East Tennessee’s Outdoors

Jaclyn Cancro gets ready for a run

Knoxville, TN-(July 11, 2017) –On Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 a.m., Legacy Parks and Scenic City Multisport are partnering to raise funds for East Tennessee’s outdoors, including Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

“We’re excited for racers to experience the beautiful trails and natural features within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness that we’ve worked hard to make available to the public, said Carol Evans, executive director of the benefiting nonprofit, Legacy Parks Foundation. “Baker Creek Preserve is a fun and challenging area to explore, with trails winding through huge sycamore trees and steeper climbs to great views of the city. And being just three miles from the restaurants, shops, and activities of downtown, it’s easy to put together a whole day or weekend of fun.”


Legacy Parks Foundation is an East Tennessee nonprofit that works to conserve our natural assets, create public places and connect communities. Proceeds from this event will help fund their work to expand trails, parks, and water access in and around Knox County.


The goal of Legacy Parks is to ensure that the East Tennessee community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that these assets exist for generations to come. See examples of their work here.


“The 5K Challenge is an event for individuals of all ages,” said Jay Nevans, partner with Scenic City Multisport. “The Challenge will test your strength and fitness while guaranteeing lots of fun and a great outdoor experience. From see-saws to cargo nets, our challenging but accessible course will put your balance and fitness to the test!”  Participants can race as an individual, competitive team or non-competitive team.


To register or for more information, visit https://www.knoxwildernesschallenge.com/ or call 865.525.2585

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