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We have been closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVIDâ€‘19), we want you to know that your safety is our top priority. With your well-being in mind and after careful deliberation, the 5K planning committee has decided to transition the 2nd Annual Knox Asian Festival 5k race/walk to a virtual event. We feel it is important to do our part to protect the health of our broader community and those who may be especially vulnerable to this virus.
As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let's channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever. Here is how to complete a virtual run, receive your medal and gear, and have fun while doing it.
- Complete the run of 5K anywhere, anytime between March 1 and July 31, 2020. Costume, smiling face, and lots of pictures encouraged!
- Send a screenshot or a picture of your run/walk log to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Subject " Virtual Run Log"
- Email must include proof of completion of a 5k. Examples of proof: a screenshot of a picture of your run/walk log
- The name you registered under
- We will review the picture or screenshot and send you a confirmation email, please either print email or show it on your phone when you pick up the medal
- Race T-shirts will be produced on July 20 and pick up notification email will be sent then. To get a t-shirt, you must sign up before July 19
- If you would like the medal and t-shirt to be shipped to you, please contact email@example.com. Additional shipping charge of $10 apply
- Share your log and your fun picture with us on Facebook and Twitter #KnoxAsianFest #BeatCoronavirus
Medal & gear pickup: The Long Run
Address: 2452 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919
The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.
The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle.
The Asian Culture Center of TN has many programs including its most well-known: The Knox Asian Festival. This year, the 7th Annual Knox Asian Festivalwill take place on Aug 30, 2020, at World's Fair Park. This year we will be assisting in teaching language and culture at public schools, providing lessons on how to cook Asian food, and helping local businesses grow by connecting them with more diverse cultures. Also, we partner with other non-profit organizations to help immigrants in their path to citizenship and much more!