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December 06, 2023

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November 5K Races & Fun Runs

The 19th Annual Turkey Trot in Franklin is Thanksgiving Day + lots of other reasons to run!

The month of giving thanks gives your family a great reason to give back. From fun runs to Thanksgiving day 5K outings, you can help a great cause while getting your cardio in. Some runs that have registration fees offer discounted rates if you sign up in advance.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

2018 VETERAN’S RUN
Triple Creek Park, Gallatin
Registration: $15
The QSA Foundation hosts this 5K run/walk.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

NASHVILLE MARATHON
First Tennessee Park, Nashville
Registration: $55 for the 5K, $95 for the half, $100 for the full, $340 for full relay
Run a full, half or 5K course supporting Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee.

A VERY MERRY 5K
Berry Hill District, Nashville
Registration: $35 ages 6+, free ages 5 & younger
This inaugural 5K supports Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee. Done your festive holiday attire โ€” awards given for most merry costume and more.

HIKE FOR THE HOMELESS
Edwin Warner Park, Nashville
Registration: Free (garner pledges)
Garner pledges and hike to raise money for Safe Haven Family Shelter. It’s stroller and pet friendly, plus there’s live music and kids’ activities.

DECADE DASH
Douglass-Clark House, Gallatin
Registration: $25 – $30
This benefit for the Sumner Teen Center encourages participants to dress in attire from their favorite decades. Flower power, disco, flapper, โ€™80s rocker, you name it. The choice is yours. This yearโ€™s event includes prizes for best costumes. The outing includes a five-mile timed route along with a 5K and one-mile fun run. The Decade Dash is the main fundraising event for Sumner Teen Center. The proceed help cover the centerโ€™s basic operating costs for the free programs it provides to all middle and high school teens in Sumner County.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

BOBCAT BOLT
John Overton High School, Nashville
Registration: $12 in advance, $15 race day
This first-ever 5K helps raise money for  community schools. There’s also a 1/4-mile fun run for ages 12 & younger.

BREATHE DEEP STACHE & LASH
Shelby Bottoms Park, Nashville
Registration: $25 adults, $10 kids, free for lung cancer survivors
This race raises awareness and funds for lung cancer research.

THANKSGIVING DAY (THURSDAY, NOV. 22)

MUSIC CITY THANKSGIVING DAY RACE
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Registration: $35 – $45
Trot along the four-mile course to benefit The Bridge, a local organization that serves the food insecure, poor and homeless.

19TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT & KIDS FUN RUN
Prairie Life Fitness, Franklin
Registration: $45 for the 10K, $40 for the 5K, $13 for the kids’ fun run
Start off the holiday with this race benefiting Graceworks Ministries. Thanksgiving/turkey-themed costumes encouraged!

BORO DASH
MTSU Track and Field Stadium, Murfreesboro
Registration: $40 – $45
A four-mile race benefiting local charities, including Greenhouse Ministries, Possibility Place and Neema House.

BOULEVARD BOLT
The Temple, Nashville
Registration: $40 – $70
A five-mile race down Belle Meade Boulevard to raise money for local homeless charities.

INDIAN LAKE LOOP
The Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville
Registration: $30
Choose a 5K or five-mile course during this benefit race for COMPASS.

NASHVILLE TURKEY TROT
Wave Country, Nashville
Registration: $30 – $70
Choose an 8K or 8-mile course with cinnamon roll at the finish line. Benefits the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter.

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