Spring in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee provides the ideal setting for a run. Each year locals and visitors help celebrate Earth Day by participating in our annual 5K run through the winding streets and roads of beautiful Gatlinburg, TN. Here is everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Earth Day 5k Run:
1. What is the Gatlinburg Earth Day 5k Run?
In order to celebrate the Earth and the natural beauty of the Smokies, Gatlinburg hosts the Earth Day 5k Run every year! The race begins at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and runs through the Parkway into downtown. This 5k is meant for all ages, young and old. When you participate in the 5k, you’re supporting the Gatlinburg Goes Green program which provides donations to local schools and hands out scholarships to students in the area. So lace up your best running or walking shoes and make you way down to the race!
2. How to Sign Up
Participants are encouraged to register early for the 5k race! Once you’re registered you’ll be given a t-shirt and will be eligible for digital door prizes that you don’t want to miss out on. All participants must submit their application and pay the fee in a timely manner so they can be counted in the race. Come show your appreciation for Mother Earth and sign up today!
3. Earth Week Activities
The 5k is just one of the many fun events Gatlinburg hosts during Earth Week! With the beautiful Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, Gatlinburg puts on a variety of specially created activities, sessions, and programs aimed at spreading more awareness for the environment and educating people of all ages on the value of our planet. Learn how to live sustainably and support our planet as a whole when you attend these awesome Earth Week activities.
4. Where to Stay
Not only do participants experience the living history, embedded heritage and grandeur of nature that is the Smoky Mountains, you will also enjoy the uniqueness of Gatlinburg’s artist culture, quaint shops, exciting attractions, and amazing cuisine. Come and stay in one of our luxurious Gatlinburg cabins which overlook the country’s most breath-taking scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Wake up each morning enveloped in the exquisite magnificence of nature. Sit and relax from the deck of one of our Gatlinburg cabins and breathe in the cool, clean mountain air.
You won’t find a more perfect environment to celebrate the Earth than being surrounded by the untouched greatness of our planet while participating in the Gatlinburg Earth Day 5k Run. Check out our current cabin specials and learn how you can save money while saving the planet at Earth Week.