Nearly 140 runners braved the cold early Saturday morning, Dec. 18, for the inaugural Tennova Farragut Frosty 5K, which began and ended in the Village Green shopping center.
The event was organized as fundraiser for the Farragut High School cross country team by its head coach, Chelsea Osborne.
Runners and walkers headed down Campbell Station Road, then snaked through Village Green subdivision before concluding the race.
“We had about 138 show up and run that morning in the cold,” the coach said. “I don’t have final numbers yet, but for our first year I am very happy with how the race went.
“It was a fun event and I am looking forward to hopefully making this a yearly event..”
Osborne said all funds raised directly benefitted the Cross Country team, with a goal of “hopefully building a locker room.”
Stacy Williams of Choto walked the race with her daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Dan Henson of Knoxville.
“I had run some before, through Fleet Feet, and was looking for a run to do,” Williams said. “We all did the Turkey Trot in 2021 together and wanted to find another one.
“We did enjoy it,” added Williams, who began running when Megan played soccer for Knoxville Soccer Academy as a way to help her daughter train and spend time together. “It was a good turnout, and a wide variety of ages and lots of families participated.
“It was also nice the money went for a good cause.”
Event sponsors included Tennova Health Care; Relyant Global; Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial; Publix Super Markets Charities; Matlock Tire; and Casey’s.