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Todd Caldwell wins first-ever 5K Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken Run

Posted by webmaster | Posted in Comedy Barn, Comedy Barn Press Releases, Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment Group | Posted on 02-09-2013


Todd Calwell, first place runner.

Todd Calwell, first place runner.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2013 — Runner Todd Caldwell of Pigeon Forge won the first-ever 5K Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken Run on Saturday, finishing the course in (18:32.07). Caldwell is a local running favorite and fellow runners call him “the Beast.” Jim Smiley of New Bloomfield, Penn., finished second (19:22.19), while Tucker Seay, of White Pine, Tenn., finished third (21:12.50). Haley Hatcher, a University of Tennessee student from Sevierville, was the overall woman’s winner and finished fourth overall (21:29.76). A total of 120 runners finished the race, sponsored by The Comedy Barn Theater® to benefit Cherish the Child, Smoky Mountain Children’s Home and Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.


Jim Smiley

Officials of The Comedy Barn Theater® were well pleased with the inaugural event, and have announced that the 5K Kickin’ Chicken Run will be held annually. David Fee, president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group and co-owner of The Comedy Barn Theater® said, “Our first 5K run exceeded our expectations. We are glad so many people participated and we were able to help so many people. We look forward to doing it again next year.”

“We are all about children at The Comedy Barn®,” said Clyde Foley Cummins, male grandmaster winner, race director and performer at The Comedy Barn®. “We wanted to give back to the community. Nothing is more worthy than child causes.”


Haley Hatcher

Prizes for the race included lodging and ticket packages from SeePigeonForge.com to Fee/Hedrick Shows including tickets to The Comedy Barn® show. Winners in each age division received medals and tickets to The Comedy Barn®.

The Comedy Barn®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals. For more information call 1-800-29 LAUGH or see The Comedy Barn® web site‎ at http://www.comedybarn.com/kickinchicken.

The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry Variety Show;” “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show ” starring The Blackwood’s; “Bob Nelson Comedy Show;” Tony Roma’s Ribs, Steaks, and Seafood; Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and www.SeePigeonForge.com.


Tucker Seay