Braving single-digit wind chills, members of the Oak Ridge Track Club and friends had an hour-long trail run at Haw Ridge to start off 2018 on New Year’s morning.
More than 55 runners from Oak Ridge and Morgan, Roane, Anderson, and Knox counties competed in the Third Annual Oak Ridge Schools STOMP OUT Tobacco 5k on Saturday, May 20. The focus of the event was to encourage physical activity throughout the community while raising awareness to the dangers of tobacco use, a press release said.
Jacob Price of Oak Ridge was the first place male overall winner with a time of 21:24.9. The female overall winner was Amanda Seal of Knoxville with a time of 25:09.9.
The 5k took place on the Grove Center Course that started at Randolph Road. ASAP of Anderson County and Premiere Martial Arts set up at the registration site to provide information regarding their agencies. Breakfast items and water were provided by Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health partnership with Anderson County Health Department. Chick-Fil-A was also on site to provide fruit cups to the first 50 participants to cross the finish line. [Read more…]
The first Oak Ridge Schools on the Run 5k is on Saturday, March 21. Organizers want to make it an annual event.
The 5k is sponsored by Oak Ridge Schools Office of Coordinated School Health. The race will take place on March 21 at Melton Lake Park. Race-day registration will open at 6:30 a.m. at the Melton Lake Pavilion, and the race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Organizers encourage race participants to arrive about 30 minutes before the start of the race to ensure smooth registration.
Registration is $10 for students and $20 for school and city employees, and standard registration is $25. The price includes a race‐day T‐shirt and a participation ribbon. [Read more…]
The first Oak Ridge Schools on the Run 5K is scheduled for March 21, organizers said.
“Come join the schools, city, and community of Oak Ridge in their first annual 5k,” the Oak Ridge Track Club said in a notice posted on its website. “The race will be held at the beautiful Melton Lake Park!”
The standard registration is $25. It’s $20 for school and municipal employees, and $10 for students. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge Track Club youth program will hold its annual Youth Turkey Trot on Tuesday, November 4.
This is a fun race for children from kindergarten to fifth grade, a press release said.
The children will be divided into three groups: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5, each running a one-mile race. The K-1st grade race will start at 4:30 p.m., with the other grades following.
There is a cost of $5 per athlete.
The Oak Ridge Track Club Youth Athletics Program has a middle school cross country camp that starts July 29.
This camp at Robertsville Middle School is for athletes planning to compete in middle school cross country during the fall 2013 season. Athletes should be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. All middle school runners are welcome, regardless of school affiliation, a press release said. [Read more…]
To the Editor:
The board and staff of the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County, or CACACT Inc., wish to express their great appreciation and gratitude to the many organizers and sponsors of the Secret City Half Marathon and the Secret City Run for Kids on Nov. 18. The race generated approximately $5,000 for CACACT Inc, which serves abused children living in Anderson County.
Specifically, the mission of CACACT Inc. is to combat severe physical and sexual abuse and resulting trauma by coordinating and providing services in a child friendly, safe, and nurturing environment. Our vision is that all children in Anderson County will be safe, families strengthened, victims healed from trauma, and offenders held accountable.
A Saturday triathlon for children in Oak Ridge includes a 200-meter swim, a two-mile bike ride, and one-mile run.
The Oak Ridge Atomic Kids Triathlon starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge outdoor pool.
The 200-meter swim will be in the Oak Ridge Outdoor Swimming Pool. The bike ride is on Providence and Robertsville roads, and the run is on Providence Road.