The Sugar Run 5K, A Charity Run for Type One Diabetes Research, Announces Inaugural Race in Germantown, TN

October 12 04:24 2021

Bartlett, TN – The Sugar Run 5K, an annual charity run supporting Type One diabetes research, has announced an inaugural run in Germantown, Tennessee. This year’s run to benefit diabetes research has been scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021, and will begin at 8:00 a.m. along Wolf River Boulevard in Germantown.  

The Sugar Run 5K has become the premier charity event for Type One diabetes research since its founding in 2006. The run has raised over a quarter-million dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – West TN Chapter, and successfully used the generosity of its faithful supporters to make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes over its 15-year history.

“JDRF-funded research has contributed to vital developments in the treatment and management of Type One diabetes,” remarked Dr. Kashif Latif, Founder of the Sugar Run 5K. “JDRF has played a consequential role in the development of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems, artificial pancreases, beta cell regeneration technologies, and other promising scientific advancements that improve the lives of those living with diabetes,” he added.

The Sugar Run has continuously evolved over the years. Three years ago, the race added a new division, the Elite Run, to showcase the top echelon of runners from around the world and to allow elite athletes to compete alongside others. The inaugural run in Germantown will feature The Elite Run alongside the classic Sugar Run 5K and Kids Fun Run, making the event accessible for people of all ages and skill levels.

“We share JDRF’s goal to eradicate Type One diabetes, so the Sugar Run benefits JDRF’s Fund a Cure project and research goals,” remarked Janet Curtis of Sugar Run 5K. “This year, we are aiming to raise over $40,000 in support of juvenile diabetes research, and we are calling on all runners to join us in our effort to find a cure for this disease, which impacts the lives of millions around the world,” she added.

Registration is now open. To learn more, please visit

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Company Name: Sugar Run 5K
Contact Person: Janet Curtis
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Phone: 901-384-0065
Address:3025 Kate Bond Road
City: Bartlett
State: TN 38133
Country: United States

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