3rd Annual Affordable Botox SuperHero Race Benefitting Make-A-Wish East Tennessee Scheduled August 23

Friday, July 25, 2014

Responses to the second annual Affordable Botox Run for Wishes last September has prompted organizers to host a third event on Saturday, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and the Chattanooga Track Club announced.  Make-A-Wish East Tennessee is partnering with the Chattanooga Track Club to help organize the event.

Enterprise South Nature Park is the host location for the event and the SuperHero Race will consist of a 5K/10K/Fun Run.  The 5k and 10k start will be at 8 a.m. with the fun run following.

The course will be on 100% closed roads throughout the park. Register online, or call 423-629-9474. Participants can sign up individually or as a team. Participants and spectators are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero at the event.

Stephanie Wilkins, director of development for Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, said “We are thrilled to be able to carry this event into a third consecutive year and partner alongside Dr. Gary Gesualdi, the Chattanooga Track Club, Volkswagen of Chattanooga and so many other wonderful groups of people.  Bringing the community together to focus on athleticism and raise awareness for our local cause has also turned into a wonderful fundraiser to create more wishes for local kids.”

The Superhero theme came out of the numerous kids who have asked to be superhero’s and the numerous people who help grant wishes that are considered to be superhero’s to the wish kids. Participants and spectators are encouraged to come in their best Superhero outfit and show support to the wish children of East Tennessee.

Approximately 300 race participants from around the Chattanooga region took part in the inaugural event reporting increased donations to be used directly for granting wishes to children in the East Tennessee region. This year, they are hoping to increase participation and donations by 20%, respectively.

This year’s current event sponsors include:

Affordable Botox of Chattanooga       

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Volkswagen of Chattanooga

WRCB-TN

Brewer Media




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