Organizers plan the first annual Red Nose Run for Saturday, Dec. 1 – the morning of Christmas in Lynchburg. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the 5K race kicks off at 7:30 a.m.
Local Linda Wolaver developed the run in honor of her son, Taran Wolaver, a LES student who succumbed to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in October of 2010.
CF is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
The race will also honor C.J. Adams, a Tullahoma student currently suffering from the disease.
The early registration fee is $35 and registration the day of the event will be $40. Each participant that registers prior to Nov. 23 will receive a long sleeve t-shit and red nose to wear during the run.
In addition to the 5K, a Great Strides Walk will take place at 7:45 a.m. An awards ceremony happens at 8:30 a.m.
To register for the event, visit http:// Tennessee.cff.org/rednoserun.
All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which seeks to be a driving force to find a cure.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Rachel Simmons at the CF Foundation at (615)255-1167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.