Josh Teegarden 5K pre-registration deadline Sept. 15

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KNOXVILLE   The pre-registration deadline for the Josh Teegarden Memorial 5K Run/Walk ‘Run for a Reason’ is Sept 15.

The entry fee is $20 per person before Sept. 15. The fee will increase to $25 after this date. Similarly, the student entry fee is $15 before Sept. 15 and increases to $20. All who register before this deadline will receive a free t-shirt.

The race will be held Sept. 22 at Johnson University. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race is set to start at 9 a.m. The memorial 5K will provide scholarships at JU in memory of Josh Teegarden.

Teegarden was studying Missions and Ministry and was preparing to return to JU for his senior year when he died while serving in the mission field at Christ Camp for the Blind in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. In memory of him, his family and friends decided to combine two of his favorite things    running and missions.

Awards will be given to the top female and male racers in three age brackets. The race is worth 250 Go365 Points. Proof of participation must be submitted via the Go365 Mobile App or website to receive points.

For more information, contact Matt Shears at or Bill Teegarden at (606) 748-8456 or The registration form is available here.

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