The Great Llama Race is a day full of fun for everyone! April 5, 2014 will be the first annual Great Llama Race, held at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, TN. The events will take place from 11AM - 4PM, and everyone is welcome to come out and participate.
The Great Llama Race will be 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. All proceeds will go to sponsor their elementary school in La Guardia, Bolivia.
Why llamas? Why schools? Casa de Sara, whose programs are in Bolivia, runs the event. The llama is the national animal of Bolivia, and education is a main component of Casa de Sara’s mission, making this a perfect fit. Casa de Sara is eager to partner with the local community on this event to benefit as many groups as possible.
Other activities will be going on throughout the day in addition to the main race. 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!