Forget-Me-Not 5k/10k in Town April 15 to benefit UT Summit Clinic; free Putt-Putt March 13

Runners can gear up for the upcoming 13th Annual Forget-Me-Not 5k and 10k this spring benefiting the Pat Summit Clinic at University of Tennessee.

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approved the special event permit for the annual race, scheduled to take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 15, beginning at Village Green shopping center, traveling through Village Green subdivision and ending at the shopping center.

“Portable restrooms and a water station will be provided,” Town recorder Allison Myers said. “Volunteers will be responsible for defining the race route and cleaning up after the event. Knox County Sheriff’s Office will help provide traffic control, and a nurse will be present for any medical issues.”

“The 13th Annual Forget-Me-Not Race is a 5k and a 10k raising money for the Pat Summit Clinic,” organizer Drew Degges said in his permit application. “Over the past 12 years, we have raised $250,000 for Pat Summit Clinic and Alzheimer’s research.

“The event will be taking place in the Town of Farragut for the fourth year in a row,” he added. “We are expecting over 750 to 1,000 participants.”

He is asking that Jamestowne Boulevard be closed for the event.

To participate, call Degges at 865-337-1885 or e-mail

Free Putt-Putt Day March 13

Town of Farragut and Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center (10925 Kingston Pike) invite everyone to enjoy Free Putt-Putt Day from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 13. Visitors will enjoy one free round of mini-golf with the donation of one or more non-perishable food items in support of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center is a family-owned and operated amusement park that has served Farragut and the surrounding area for 40 years. Sir Gooney’s provides a variety of family-oriented activities including mini-golf, go-karts, paintball and a splash zone with multiple water slides.