This is my family's 4th year running the Santa Hustle in the Smokies (Seiverville, TN) as a pre-Christmas family tradition. Just as we did the past 3 years, we once again chose to stay at the host hotel - Wilderness At The Smokies. There are a number of reasons we choose to stay there each year including its proximity to packet pickup and the start/finish line.
As we made our way through Pigeon Forge, the outpouring love and support for the community was present just about everywhere you looked. Almost every single marque through town shared postive notes of strength and hope. Along the race course, we also passed one of the donation drop-off sites. There were hundreds of pallets of donations ready to head to victims with more coming in by the car loads!