Mon June 1 - Mon September 7 Directions
Knoxville, TN

This is a CHALLENGE! It is right in the name. 

We at Knoxville Youth Athletics are working to promote healthy activity this summer and also support several local businesses/charities during this crazy time. 

This one is for the whole family! 

Sign up => Support Local Business/Charity => Receive Swag => Submit your results virtually => BE FIT! 

Why are we doing this? Many of our vendors have been hit hard by the past 2 months, people and businesses who help us bring you great programs and events. This will help give back to those who have supported your families for a long time. KYA alone lost over 35 events during the shutdown. Some of our vendors were dealt an even bigger blow. 

Joe Shirt will be producing the hoodie and running buff you will receive. A Global Sponsor for many years and is based in Knoxville. 

The Trophy Shop will be producing the finisher medals you will receive. Long-time provider of medals and trophies for KYA. Based in Johnson City.

Your local running stores will be receiving $5 of your registration to support them. The Long Run, Runners Market and Fleet Feet are behind this. 

East TN Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Second Harvest will be supported through your kind donations. ETCRF has been a long-time sponsor of KYA. 

Knoxville Youth Athletics will also be supported by your registration or sponsorship so that we can continue to bring you the best programs and events! 

These distances will incorporate 3 important distances to us at KYA. 

112.5 Miles = Distance of Greenways/Trails in the City of Knoxville Park and Recreation Department. We recommend this distance for Elementary/Middle School Age. 

112.5 Miles/99 Days = 1.25 Miles/Day

220 Miles = Distance if you ran the border of Knox County. We recommend this distance for some Elementary but mostly Middle and High School Age. 

220 Miles/99 Days = 2.222222222222 Miles/Day

504 Miles = Distance between Bristol and Memphis Tennessee. This one is for the higher echelon of HS runners. Not for the faint of heart! 

504 Miles/99 Days = 5.1 Miles/Day

You may sign up for any distance, in the end it is up to you! 

We are on the honor system here so be honest with your virtual result submissions! No prizes for top finishers so no reason to cheat. 

You have until September 7th (Labor Day) to submit results. 

Hoodies and Finisher Medals will be ordered in time so that you receive them before the challenge ends so we encourage you to sign up early! We are looking at late June to order everything. After that, we will only have supplies to send out as they last. 

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