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**Date Change: The 2016 Great Llama Race has changed the date from April 9, 2016 to October 1, 2016! Contact Casa de Sara for more information at 865-690-3323.**

**Volunteers needed! Please visit our volunteer sign up page or contact Ally Ketron at to find out how you can help**

The Great Llama Race will be held on October 1, 2016 at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, TN. The event takes place from 11 AM until 4 PM. It is a foot race in which local celebrities are paired with a Knoxville school and a llama provided by Southeast Llama Rescue. The race will be run in heats, with the final heat determining 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The winning schools will win a percentage of funds raised to go to a project of their choice. Southeast Llama Rescue will also receive a percentage of the funds raised, with the remainder of the money going to Casa de Sara, an international non-profit with headquarters in Knoxville. The remainder of the money goes to Casa de Sara, a 501(c) that provides education and opportunities for at-risk children and their families to improve their lives and their communities. Casa de Sara has programs in Bolivia and the greater Knoxville area.

Admission is $5 and kids 5 & under are free!


Other Activities

Vendors, entertainers, food, music, a children’s section, crafts, games and other competitions will be spread out around the grounds. All these events will be set up as enter-to-win competitions and the winners will take a prize. Schools will have the opportunity to have booths to promote themselves. It will be a funky and fun day for the entire family!


Great Llama Race 5k Human Edition

The 2016 event will also have a 5k for the first time ever! The Great Llama Race 5k Human Edition will start and end at World’s Fair Park, and is open to runners of any age who want to participate. Sign up now to participate at and stay tuned to find out where you might see a llama along the course!


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