The Great Llama Race is a foot race in which local celebrities are paired with a Knoxville school and a llama provided by Southeast Llama Rescue. The race will be run in heats, with the final heat determining 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The winning schools will win a percentage of funds raised to go to a project of their choice. Southeast Llama Rescue will also receive a percentage of funds raised, with the remainder going to Casa de Sara, a non-profit that provides education and opportunities for at-risk children and families in both Latin America and the greater Knoxville area.
Other activities will be going on throughout the day in addition to the main race. These include vendors, food, entertainers, music, crafts and games, a children’s section, interaction with llamas, and more! The 2018 event will also have a 5k for the second year! The Great Llama Race 5k Human Edition will start and end at World’s Fair Park, and is open to runners of any age who want to participate. Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate!
The fourth annual Great Llama Race will be held in the fall of 2018 in Knoxville, TN. The event takes place from 11 AM until 4 PM.