The Stuffing Strut 5K is a timed run/walk to support non-profits in North Hamilton County who assist families in need during the holidays. It takes place in Chester Frost Park on Dallas Island at the pavilion. This is a stroller and pet-friendly event.
Due to COVID-19, there will be extra safety measures in place this year to protect participants. Runners/walkers will line up according to anticipated finish time and maintain a 6 foot distance between one another until the race begins. There is also a mask mandate in place for Hamilton County so please plan to wear a mask up until you begin running/walking. Once you start racing, you can remove your mask and no longer have to maintain the 6 foot distance. Masks will need to be back in place when you cross the finish line.
NEW THIS YEAR: Complete the race virtually and submit your time. Participants can complete a 5k on their own throughout the week and submit their time to email@example.com to be recorded for the race. If you can, please use a fitness app such as RunKeeper or MapMyRun to record your time.
All participants (including virtual racers) will receive an event t-shirt. Top in person finishers will receive medals in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the male and female categories in the following age groups:
18 and under
31-4041-50 51-60 60+
Packet pick-up will take place on Wednesday, November 25 from 3:00 PM through 6:30 PM at the Chester Frost Park Pavilion.
There will not be race day registration this year. The race begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Please arrive early, around 8:00 AM, so we can group participants and have proper social distancing. You must sign up by November 10th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Please remember to bring canned goods or nonperishable items for the Soddy Daisy Food Bank.
Support from numerous sponsors and race participants has enabled Stuffing Strut to help meet needs through donations to local agencies, businesses, and schools.
Thank you to Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department for their incredible support.
Event details and schedule
Packet pick-up is Wednesday, November 25 from 3:00 PM through 6:30 PM at Chester Frost Park Pavilion.(Located inside the round park pavilion.)
There will be no registration the morning of the race.
Race begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Please arrive by 8:00 AM to ensure we have time to group and enable proper social distancing.
Parking is available on-site. Parking attendants will guide you where to park the day of the event.