Walk Day is the culmination of months of fundraising where we come together as a community to celebrate your accomplishments and your resolve to create a world without T1D. The 2017 One Walk Knoxville will take place in World's Fair Park on Saturday, May 6th. The One Walk will take place rain or shine. Strollers and (friendly) pets welcome!


Registration begins at 8:30am at the Check-In tent near the Clinch Avenue Bridge. Stop by this tent to drop off donations, sign the Walk day waiver, and pick up your t-shirt tickets.


NEW THIS YEAR! We will have a special “T1D Looks Like Me” bandana for all of our heroes who live with T1D every day and, as in years past, every fundraiser that raises $100 or more will receive a JDRF One Walk t-shirt.


V1Ps are individuals who raise $1,000 or more for the JDRF One Walk! On Walk day, we like to recognize these elite fundraisers who are in the top 5% of all JDRF One Walk participants. V1Ps, please be sure to stop by the V1P tent to pick up your special lanyard and your goody bag, courtesy of TrialNet.


New families, be sure to stop by the New Family tent on Walk day. There, you will be provided with materials, resources, and a special bag to carry all of the day’s goodies.


NEW THIS YEAR! Grab & Go snacks will be provided for all participants, courtesy of Food City, Frito Lay, HT Hackney, and Pilot Flying J. Snacks will include assorted nuts, granola bars, jerky, chips, popcorn, and fruit. Beverages will be provided by Food City, Milo’s Tea, Pepsi, and Starbucks. We will also have water stops and first aid stations throughout the One Walk route. Juice boxes and crackers will be available on an as-needed basis.


We’ll have music provided by The Party Boys DJ Show, family-friendly activities, a kids’ inflatables area – and we’ll be joined by our special emcee Robin Wilhoit of WBIR!


Any team that raises $5,000 or more will receive their own tent in the JDRF Team Village. Kellen or Christine will reach out to you the week of the One Walk to let you know where your tent will be located. We’re encouraging teams to get creative and decorate their tents to really show their team spirit!


NEW THIS YEAR! If you would like to enter the 2017 Team T-shirt Contest, please email a picture of your shirt design, along with your team name and One Walk city, to easttennessee@jdrf.org by Friday, April 28th. We will have a special volunteer committee choose a family team winner and a corporate team winner. Then, on Walk day, each team will have the opportunity to send a representative on stage to “model” the team’s shirt and we’ll announce the winners right then and there! Note: all t-shirt designs must include the JDRF logo.


Free parking will be available at Locust St Garage, State St Garage, 11th St Garage, and near The Foundry.


Preventing T1D is the main goal of TrialNet research. The TrialNet team from East TN Children’s Hospital will be on site, testing relatives of people with T1D for T1D-related autoantibodies that help determine risk and eligibility for enrollment in a prevention trial. For more information about TrialNet testing, please call 1-800-425-8361 or go to www.trialnet.org


For our walkers interested in learning more about the latest technologies available to the T1D community, diabetes reps will be on site to share information about their products and services.


If you’d like to commemorate your Walk day with a team photo, contact Christine at ccloninger@jdrf.org or (865) 544-0768 to schedule your team picture.