KNOXVILLE – The Josh Teegarden Memorial 5K will be held on the Johnson University Tennessee campus on Saturday September 24th, 2016.

Early-bird registration is open until this Thursday September 15th, 2016 when the cost of registration will go up from $20 to $25 until the day of the 5K. Those who register before September 15th will also receive a free t-shirt.

The Run/Walk 5K is held each year in honor of Josh Teegarden who passed away on July 27th, 2004 while serving on the mission field at Christ Camp for the Blind in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Josh was going to return to Johnson University to complete his final year of his Missions and Ministry major. The 5K race is held  to commemorate and remember Josh through the two things he loved most – running and missions.

The Josh Teegarden 5K also gives scholarships to Intercultural Studies majors. Recipients must be juniors rising into their senior year with the thought behind the scholarship being to help them afford their summer internship or perhaps to fund an overseas internship.

Last years recipients were Sam McMullen, Liz Carson, and Alfonso Jerezano-Villegas.

Check-in will begin at 8am on the day of the race and the race will begin at 9am.

For more information on participating in this event check out the Johnson event page.

Want to Register for the 5K? Fill out this application and deliver it to RPC 76.

Posted by Domanic Hildebrand

Domanic Hildebrand is a full time student at Johnson University in the Public Relations Program. He also works at Papa John's Pizza in Maryville and is a part time driver for Uber and Lyft. Hildebrand has also served in the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.

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