Samaritan Ministry

An HIV Ministry in Knoxville, TN

Our Mission

Our church should be a beacon of light and hope for anyone who suffers from or has family or friends who suffer from this disease.

2014 Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5K

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In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Samaritan Ministry will host the 3rd annual FaithWalk and Al Ichiki 5k in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of our event is to bring members of the community together, regardless of individual beliefs or church affiliation, to take a stand against the stigmas associated with HIV, raise awareness, and spread love.

Dr. Al Ichiki

Dr. Al Ichiki

Our event is named after the late Dr. Al Ichiki, a renowned researcher at UT Medical Center who pioneered HIV testing in our community and played a significant role in the early growth of Samaritan Ministry.  We are honored that Dr. Al’s family has allowed us to memorialize our friend and mentor in this way.

Donations and race proceeds will be used to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in our community and help those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to support the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, and Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.

The 5k run and walk will start and end at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The course is an out and back route, beginning and ending at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, looping through Knoxville’s historic 4th and Gill neighborhood. Walkers are welcome. Race Route and Elevation

All preregistered race participants will receive a long-sleeved shirt. Day of race registrants will receive shirts as supplies last. Water, sports drinks and snacks will be served after the race.

Registration is now underway! You may register online through midnight, December 4th: OR you may register in person the day of the race.  Registration fee is $25.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Race Sponsors