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2017 City of Murfreesboro New Years Day 5k. photo by Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.

Registration Still Open for the New Year’s Day 5k

Registration is now open for Murfreesboro’s annual New Year’s Day 5k organized by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department (MPRD). Beginning at 11 a.m. on January 1, runners will start at the ball fields at Barfield Crescent Park and wind 3.1 miles through streets and trails within the park.

“As part of Mayor Shane McFarland’s Better Boro Project, the New Year’s Day 5k will help get your New Year started off on the right foot,” said Chad Hill, race organizer with MPRD. “Runners and walkers are excited for the opportunity to participate in a 5k in person this year.”

Every participant will receive a long-sleeve souvenir t-shirt, and every finisher will receive a finisher’s medal. Overall and age group winners will receive awards.

To register, visit There is a $25 fee for all ages. The registration deadline is December 30 at 8:00 p.m. in person at Packet Pickup. For more information contact Chad Hill at 615-893-7439 or

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing vibrant public spaces and inclusive programs delivered with visionary leadership and caring staff that engage the individual and strengthen the quality of life of our community.

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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.