What is it?

The third annual YMDC 5K is right around the corner. On Saturday, April 7, Metro Drug Coalition will be hosting a 5K walk/run in support of Youth Metro Drug Coalition. The race will be held at Sequoyah Hills Park and will begin at 10AM. This event is family friendly and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family to support such an important tool in combating substance abuse in Knox County.


What is YMDC?

YMDC is a youth initiative in Knox county made up of high school students who have been directly affected by addiction or are passionate about reducing substance abuse. The group works hands-on with prevention efforts to help educate their peers about addiction and substance abuse. This group is diligent about seeing change in the early choices their peers are making with drugs and alcohol.

The race benefits a scholarship fund that students who are members of YMDC can apply for, as well as to fund projects and events the coalition plans.


How do I sign up?

Online registration will be open until April 4, and day-of registration will be available at an increased price of 5.00 dollars. Registration cost will vary by age.

Prices are as follows:

5-12: $10

13-18: $20

19-older: $30

After registration, race packets will be available for early pick up at the Metro Drug Coalition office on Friday, April 6 from 9:00-4:00 at 4930 Lyons View Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. If you would prefer to pick up your packet at the race, please arrive no later than 9:30 AM on race day to ensure you get your packet.

We look forward to seeing you on April 7 and help us support work that is directly related to addiction prevention for our next generation.

To register for the race or learn more about the event please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/YMDC5K