The Sugar Run 5K began as a partnership with Dr. Kashif Latif of AM Diabetes Center and Dr. Jule Kate Webster of JK Diabetic Foot Center. The run was organized to raise money for research for finding a cure for Type I Diabetes. All funds go to the Fund a Cure Drive, a fundraising initiative of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 100 percent of donations are used towards research activities.
Over the past ten years, a dedicated group of sponsors from the health industry and local community have raised over $100,000 for the cause through the Sugar Run 5K. It’s the biggest benefactor for the West Tennessee branch of the JDRF Fund a Cure Drive.
The 10th annual Sugar Run 4K will be held on November 12 at Collierville’s W. C. Johnson Park. The top three finishers of overall adult male/female (18+) and overall youth male/female will win cash prizes: 1st place–$250, 2nd place–$150, 3rd–$100.
KIDS RUN STARTS AT 10 AM and is a 0.5 mile run around the lake for children 10 years and under. All kids will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and trophy.
5K RUN STARTS AT 10:30 AM. All participants receive a long-sleeved t-shirt.
The Sugar Run 5K benefits JDRF. JDRF aims to cure diabetes. Currently 3 million Americans are effected by Type I diabetes—many of these children. All money raised goes directly to diabetes research. We invite you to attend and bring friends and family. It will be a family event with moon bounces, food, music and fun! Pre-registration fee is $20. Race Day registration is $25.