Samaritan Ministry

2016 Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5K

5th Annual Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5 K: December 3, 2016

We hope you will make plans to join us for the 5th annual Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5k, presented by Samaritan Ministry! Our event’s purpose is to commemorate World AIDS Day, raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in our community, fight stigma, and spread love. Register today:!

View our PSA produced by WBIR here: 2016 Faithwalk HD

Our event is a 5k run/walk or 2 mile walk through Knoxville’s beautiful historic 4th and Gill neighborhood.  Race begins and ends at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Here is a link to our race route: race route. Early bird registration is $25 through 10/31/2016.  Registration November 1st through race day is $30.  Registration for participants 16 and younger is $10.

All preregistered race participants will receive a long-sleeved shirt. Day of race registrants will receive shirts as supplies last.

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.

Race proceeds will support Samaritan Ministry and help those living with HIV/AIDS, Smoky Mountain Lions Club and the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.


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Proceeds from our race benefit Samaritan Ministry, The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, and Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.

Thank you our 2016 Faithwalk Sponsors!