Samaritan Ministry

2017 Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5K

Save the Date! December 2, 2017

We hope you will make plans to join us for Samaritan Ministry’s 6th annual Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5k! Our event’s purpose is to commemorate World AIDS Day, raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in our community, fight stigma, and spread love.  Register here:

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.  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.

Thank you our generous 2017 Faithwalk Sponsors: