Pre-Register NOW for Asher's Glow Walk in Mills Park 6pm to 10pm Light Up Gatlinburg!


Asher’s Walk was started in 2016 to honor the life of Asher Nichols who lost his life on September 28, 2015. Asher was born with Down Syndrome.  Down syndrome children usually suffer from other birth defects as well.  Asher had cleft lip impala, a heart defect, he had a tracheotomy because he had only one functioning lung that worked at 30% among many other ailments.  He was a brave little warrior.

You would never know Asher suffered at all.  He had an infectious smile that touched everyone who ever met him. In his 3 short years, he totally transformed the small town in Kentucky where he was born.  When the Mount Sterling Sports teams took the field, Asher was front and center with a big smile, hug and high five for everyone. 

He forever changed the way his small town loved!  We have participated in many charity events to honor his memory. 

Last year, we did Asher’s Walk 2016 A walk from Toronto, Canada to Lexington, Kentucky.  Along, with Asher’s Beard Competition and Asher’s Raffle we raised over $10,000 and donated the proceeds to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky to help bring awareness to DS and the issues those who with DS live with each day. 

Thunder Country 104.7 will host Asher's Walk 2017

We are very excited to announce our Master of Ceremony will be the incredible T.K. from The Morning Show with T.K. on 104.7 Thunder Country.  T.K. is not only an awesome DJ and a fierce woman who speaks her mind and loves to use her voice to help causes like Asher's.  She is a lot of fun and we look forward to having her lead this event!   

Place:  Mills Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Date:  June 17, 2017 

Time:  Registration will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Mills Park pavillion. Walk starts at dark.

Event:  Asher’s Glow Walk (a night walk around the Mills Park track) Walkers will wear glow in the dark necklaces, bracelets, paint, clothing etc.  There will be a lot of fun games, delicious food and awesome giveaways throughout the event!

Pre-Registration Costs:  Pre- Registration will be $20 for Adults $15 for children this will include a package containing an Asher’s Walk T-shirt, Glow necklace and bracelet and an Asher’s Army man.  Day of Registration Costs: Adults $25 and children $20 the package will remain the same (t-shirts will be available while supplies last the day of the Walk).  


Teams are also encouraged to participate and wear costumes.  There will be a costume contest!

Be as creative as you want to be.  The kids love to see the costumes at these events!


Simply click the shop button at the top of this screen to pre-register

Proceeds this year will go to Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee in Asher’s name.

Thank you to all of our sponsors.  We excited to partner with each of you for this event.


Above: Asher's Walk 2016 creator Rob Spense poses with a photo of 
Asher on the RV used for the walk from Toronto, Canada to Lexington, Kentucky 
Above: Asher Nichols & Family