Relay for Life at Patriot Park

Apr 07, 2015

Relay for Life Event

at Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge

Patriot Park Image.jpgPatriot Park, next to Pigeon Forge, TN's famous Old Mill Restaurant, is very proud to be the location for the Relay for Life of Sevier County on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  The American Cancer Society Relay For Life unites communities across the globe and is the world's largest, most meaningful, inspiring, and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.

Each year thousands of Visitors and Locals alike turn out for this amazing event, visitors you ask?  Yes over the past several years we have found that many Cancer survivors plan their vacations to the Smoky Mountains around this uplifting event and choose to Celebrate life in the Smoky Mountains. Heartland Cabin Rentals certainly recognizes and supports such an important life-affirming event as the Relay For Life of Sevier County, and we are ready to set you up with the perfect cabin or mountain chalet while you are here to participate, fund, or support those that do run.  Give us a call today at 1-888-700-5815 or visit We can't wait to welcome you to the Smokies and lend our support to this worthy cause!

The Relay for Life of Sevier County is not just about running a course, and boom, you are done, and go home!  No, much thought and care has gone into the planning for this all-day event.  Built into the Relay for Life are very special Opening and Closing Ceremonies at Patriot Park, as well as specific and meaningful laps in which you may participate. It symbolizes hope and the shared goal to end cancer, a disease that has taken and/or threatens the lives of so many people we love, the American Cancer Society offers this opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those that have been lost, to raise funds and awareness, and to take action; in effect – fight back!

*Still to be announced Pancake Breakfast, in previous years there has been a Pancake Breakfast that takes place around 7:00 AM.* Organizers are finalizing those plans as we speak, for up to date event information and how you can get involved, please feel free to visit Realy For Life Sevier TN

Relay For life Patriot Park3.jpgOpening Ceremony: 10:00am 

The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

  • Survivors Lap:

During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

  • Caregivers Lap:  

During the Caregivers Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a lap so they can be honored for their support. Caregivers walk this lap with the people they helped if they are also present at the event.

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  • Luminaria Ceremony: 8:45pm

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

  • Closing Ceremony: Midnight

The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.


How about that for an uplifting family vacation outing, can you think of any better way to spend a day than Celebrating Life with friends and family in the Smoky Mountains? From our family at Heartland Cabin Rentals, your Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals company of choice we hope tat you celebrate each day of your life.  For all your Gatlinburg Cabins rental needs, give us a call today at 1-888-700-5815 or visit We can't wait to welcome you to the Smokies.  


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Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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