The Bowtie 5K will be part of Family Weekend activities, set for Sept. 10-12, at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Pictured is UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver participating in a past Bowtie 5K.

Family weekend set Sept. 10-12 at UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its annual Family Weekend event Sept. 10-12. The list of events includes food trucks, live music, the Bowtie 5K, tailgating and the UT Martin vs. Samford football game in Hardy Graham Stadium.

Family weekend packages are $25 each and include a Family Weekend T-shirt, tickets for the football game, concert and tailgate party, and vouchers for the food trucks and coffee at the Boling University Center North Patio. UTM students will be admitted to the football game and concert with a student ID and have the opportunity to receive a free Family Weekend T-shirt, so they do not need to purchase packages. Packages can be ordered online at

Those wishing to participate in the Bowtie 5K can pre-register at the same link. To run the 5K will be $10, and to walk will be $5. T-shirts are also provided for participants while supplies last.

A barbecue lunch is provided from noon-1:30 p.m., Sept. 11, for $7 a person.

A full schedule of events is as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 10
    • 4-6 p.m. – Family Weekend opens at the Tennessee Soybean Festival in downtown Martin. Check in at the new Martin Public Library and then enjoy dinner at one of the festival’s food trucks.
    • 6 p.m. – Family Weekend Concert at the Tennessee Soybean Festival.
  • Saturday, Sept. 11
    • 7 a.m. – Bowtie 5K registration begins.
    • 9:30 a.m.-noon – Donuts with Deans come-and-go event, North Patio, Boling University Center.
    • Noon-4 p.m. – Concurrent events: Barbecue lunch, Skyhawk Dining Hall; Roller Skate Party, Duncan Ballroom, Boling University Center; Skyhawk Bingo, Boling University Center 206ABC, Campus Feud game show, Watkins Auditorium.
    • 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m. – Luau Tailgate Party, Hardy Graham Stadium; the Travelin’ Max show will take place during this time.
    • 6 p.m. – UT Martin football vs. Samford University, Hardy Graham Stadium.
    • 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks, Hardy Graham Stadium.
  • Sunday, Sept. 12
    • 9:30 a.m. – Student-led non-denominational worship service, Watkins Auditorium.
    • 1 p.m. – Skyhawk Soccer vs. Western Carolina, Skyhawk Soccer Field.

For more information or to register, visit or contact John Abel at or 731-881-7710.


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