Children's Hospital Butterfly Run 2022

Butterfly RunThe Children's Hospital Butterfly Run 2022 welcomes all runners to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. The Butterfly Run will return on Saturday, August 6, 2022 to benefit Children's Hospital. More than 1,250 runners participated virtually in 2021, we are hoping for an even bigger crowd this year.


  • IN-PERSON RUN: August 6, 2022
    • Starting Time: 10k - 8:30am, 5k - 8:45am, Family Fun Walk - 9am
  • VIRTUAL RUN: July 30 - August 6, 2022


  • IN-PERSON at World's Fair Park and VIRTUALLY in your own neighborhood

Because the health needs of our patients never stop, even during a pandemic, all proceeds go directly to support our patients and their families. This year's event is Live at World's Fair Park on Saturday, August 6th at 8:30am.

The race begins on the Clinch Avenue bridge beneath the Sunsphere at Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park. The race winds through the Fort Sanders neighborhood and ends in the amphitheater. Registration begins at 7:30am, the 10k begin at 8:30am, the 5k begins at 8:45am and the Family Fun Walk begins at 9am.

World's Fair Park
963 Worlds Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916


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For runners of all ages, the Butterfly Run has a distance for everyone. Participants select a level of participation—they can choose the 5K, the 10K, the Family Fun Walk, or even pick one of two other options—run on your own time “virtually,” or you can sleep-in and forgo the running all together. Regardless of your preference, every mile completed and every dollar raised means thousands of East Tennessee children receive the health care they need.

This year’s run benefits the Pain and Palliative Care program at Children’s Hospital. Dealing with medical condition is tough, which is why pain and palliative care helps relieve the symptoms of a condition, rather than the condition itself. Our Pain and Palliative care team help patients improve their quality of life during their battle with their illness.

Be creative and have fun! We encourage runners to wear colorful outfits and butterfly wings. This is a fun day for the kids, but more importantly, it’s about raising money to help make them well and improve their future. It’s time to show your wings so they can spread theirs. Sign up today!

Virtual Run

This year's run will once again include a virtual component. The virtual format allows participants to complete the 5k, 10k or fun walk wherever it is safe and convenient, while practicing social distancing. You can participate in your neighborhood, on a local bike or nature trail, in your living room, on your treadmill or even in your yard. You can run, walk, bike or anything that gets you moving. Take a selfie or video to show how you, friends, family and even pets are participating. All participants will receive a Butterfly Run commemorative T-Shirt (virtual participants' cost includes shipping). Put on your butterfly wings and post pictures and times on your social media using #ButterflyRun.

Let's Get Moving!

Children's Hospital
Butterfly Run
Event Details
  • When: Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Where: Event - World's Fair Park
  • Register For the Race Online - Coming Soon!
  • Become a Fundraiser

The proceeds from Children's Hospital's Butterfly Run benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Knoxville's only not-for-profit Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.