3rd Annual Fainting Goat 5k Fun Run

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall 1817 Andy Holt Ave. KnoxvilleTN  37916
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall 1817 Andy Holt Ave. KnoxvilleTN  37916

About This Activity

Join the United Residence Hall Council at the University of Tennessee as we host the 3rd Annual Fainting Goat 5k Fun Run!  Bring your family and friends to this fun event as we celebrate one of our state’s most fascinating and unique animals: the Tennessee Fainting Goat.  This special breed of goat is celebrated in Tennessee for its rare and lovable characteristics, making it a virtual celebrity and a great figurehead for a good cause. 


Come walk or run with us in this unique 5k experience as we raise money for two great causes this year! 

Heifer International, an organization whose mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. 

For more information about Heifer International, please check out their website:



We are also raising money for Jeannie Hopper and family.  Jeannie worked at the University of Tennessee for 16 years and is now battling cancer.  To learn more about her story, please click here:  https://www.gofundme.com/2fdjzmc?ssid=823270278&pos=1


THANK YOU so much to our sponsors!  Because of their generosity, we will be able to donate more money to these causes:

United Residence Hall Council (URHC)

Chick-fil-A Fountain City

VOL Shop

Brown Hall Resident Associtaion

Clement Hall Resident Association

Hess Hall Resident Assocation

Laurel Hall Resident Association

Massey Hall Resident Association

Orange and White Resident Hall Association

Stokely Hall Resident Association

Volunteer Hall Resident Association


Event details and schedule

On Race Day, packet pick-up will begin at 7:30am at Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall.  The fun run will start promptly at 9am and the route goes around UT Knoxville's campus.  Parking will be provided in lots surrounding Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and volunteers will help coordinate parking.

Registration: Register on-line through the link provided.  Other options include mailing completed entry form to Jennifer Wilson, 1629 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916 or drop off at the Clement Hall front desk on the University of Tennessee Campus.

No skates or bicycles will be allowed at the event in the interest of safety for all.

T-shirts: All participants registered before March 10th will be guaranteed a T-shirt. The T-shirts are 100% cotton with design.  We will accept late registration until March 24th, but cannot guarantee a t-shirt unless registered early. 


For any questions about this event, please contact Jennifer Wilson, jwilso64@utk.edu or at 865-974-5202.

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