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Chamber 5K run, Town golf set

Two huge events connected with the town of Farragut are only days away.

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 2008 Farragut Fall 5K Run, Fun Walk & Pet Parade begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, on Watt Road adjacent to Mayor Bob Leonard Park.

Meanwhile, town of Farragut will sponsor the 20th annual Farragut Golf Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club. (More on golf later in story).


Included in the field annually gauged around 250 in recent years has been U.S. Olympians. But come this Saturday, “We’re hoping for 300,” said Bettye Sisco, Chamber president/CEO.

As for charity, Sisco said $1 from every ticket will be donated to Young-Williams Animal Center.

Day-of-race registration is from 7 to 7:30 a.m., Sept. 27. Cost is $20. Starting on Watt Road, race goes through Sedgefield subdivision and back to the park. Plaques and/or medallions awarded to top three finishers in various gender/age categories. Cash award goes to first overall male and first overall female. Knoxville Track Club will manage event.

New this year, Sisco points out, is runners results automatically will be recorded as they cross the finish line. “They’re wired,” she said. “It’ll make things quicker.”

Sisco praised the annual efforts of Freda Faddis, event coordinator and FWKC staffer. “She has done a terrific job,” Sisco said.

For more info, call the Chamber office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 865-675-7057.


Registration and a barbeque lunch will begin at the clubhouse at 11:30 a.m. Tournament will beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start, is open to the public; cost is $65 per player and includes green fee, golf cart, door prizes and lunch.

Players can bring a foursome or pair or be paired with others. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Deadline for tourney registration/payment is Friday, Sept. 26. Entry forms available at and Farragut Town Hall. For more info or to have an entry form faxed, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.


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