Mike Edenfield Memorial 5K – Panther Creek Park
May 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Mike Edenfield Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held May 12 at Panther Creek State Park in Morristown. The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m., with registration open through 7:30 a.m.
Edenfield played baseball at Morristown-Hamblen High School East. After graduating in 1981, he went on to play for Walters State Community College and the U.S. Air Force.
Edenfield, the owner/operator of Dealer Services in Clinton, changed his life in 2009. He became a born again Christian and what friends describe as “health exercise nut.” He lost a significant amount of weight using the P90X and Insanity exercise programs and eventually taught classes in a variety of locations.
The weight loss, exercise and healthy eating choices led to Edenfield’s success as trainer, runner and bike-riding enthusiast.
“He helped coach many people to get healthier through exercise and diet,” said John Smyth, treasurer of the Morristown Running, Hiking and Biking Club and Edenfield’s friend. “He called it a lifestyle change.”
Mike was a member of the Knoxville Track Club, Oak Ridge Track Club and the MRHBC. He completed multiple marathons, triathlons and other races.
After his sudden death on Feb. 29, Facebook lit up with testimonials from individuals who had been affected in a positive way by Edenfield’s example.
“Mike is best known for loving God, running, working out, eating right, life and mostly his wife, Mica,” Smyth said.
Edenfield’s mother, Mona Stuckwish, resides in Morristown. His younger brother, Ken, played professional baseball in the mid-90s, spending two seasons with the California Angels.
To contact race organizers, visit www.morristownrunning.com or Facebook group: Morristown Running, Biking and Hiking Club.