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La Vergne’s Annual Howl at the Moon 5k Returns

A fun, late night run through the heart of La Vergne on August 16.

The annual Howl at the Moon 5K in La Vergne is scheduled for Friday, August 16 and road closures will be in place to keep runners safe along Murfreesboro Road.

The race route takes participants through the heart of the city, starting at Veterans Memorial Park near the football field, continuing to Floyd Mayfield Drive, turning west on Murfreesboro Road and turning around at Bicentennial Park near City Hall. Runners will then return to the park via Murfreesboro Road to complete the 5K.

Road closures will be in place in the westbound lanes of Murfreesboro Road beginning around 7:30 p.m. The race is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Westbound lanes will be diverted to one of the eastbound lanes of Murfreesboro Road. No traffic will be allowed to cross Murfreesboro Road from Floyd Mayfield Drive to Bicentennial Park during the race. Road blocks will be in place and street department staff and La Vergne police officers will be out along the race path to assist with the traffic and closures.

All runners will need to arrive early enough at Veterans Memorial Park to avoid road closures. Last minute participants may not be able to enter the park. Check-in opens at 6:30 p.m. for those who pre-register.

There’s still time to sign up for those who are interested in participating in the race. Participants can sign up online here. Registration costs $30 through August 2, $35 through August 15, or $40 the day of the race. On-site registration will be available.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.