SMOKY MOUNTAIN SERVICE DOGS
1 Mile Walk / 5K Run
This event will be held at 0730 (7:30 AM) on 21 June, 2014 at the Tellico - TVA Boat Ramp between the Fort Loudon Dam and the Tellico Bridge at the intersection of the TN 321 and Tellico Parkway County Road 444. Entering the area take the immediate right and follow the signs to parking. Parking will be in the grass areas to the left and right of the road leading to the pavilion. Bearden HS NJROTC and the SMSD thank you for your participation in this event.
ONLINE: Please complete the basic registration form below and agree to the Waiver. After submitting the form, please pay the registration fee using Paypal on the Thank You page. Deadline for Email Registration is June 19, 2014.
VIA MAIL: If mailing registration paperwork and entry fee, please download and print the registration form and the waiver agreement mail to:
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs 5K race and Fun Walk
12906 Peach View Drive
Knoxville, TN. 37922
Checks are payable to: SMSD 5K/1 MILE WALK
Deadline for Mail-in Entires is June 13, 2014.
IF YOU MISSED THE ABOVE DEADLINES, YOU MAY REGISTER STARTING AT 7AM ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. ENTRY FEE ON DAY OF RACE IS $30 INDIVIDUAL/ $110 FOR 5 TEAM MEMBERS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL 865-408-3070
Online Registration Form
Serving Disabled Veterans
Marine Veteran SGT. Bradley Walker with "Bella", his SMSD mobility assistance dog.
Recent graduates SGT. Robert Harris and mobility assistance service dog "Bearden", sponsored by the Bearden HS JROTC Cadet Corps.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs "Tribute to Our Military"
"Friends", a Message From Our Dogs
Written by Mitch Townley specifically as Theme Song for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
Each Smoky Mountain Service Dog puppy is hand selected by our trainers and the majority will come from reputable breeders. Appropriate shelter/rescue dogs may also be considered.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.
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