NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean announced Wednesday that the city will host the second annual Mayor's Challenge 5K Walk/Run on November 18 in downtown Nashville.
This year's free event will also include a kids' fun run prior to the 5K. The Mayor's 5K is open to all ages and fitness levels. The Kids' Run is for children ages 12 and under.
Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate as teams. Free transportation will be available to and from the event on MTA buses by telling the driver you are participating in the Mayor's 5K.
On November 18, Activities begin at noon; with the .75-mile Kids' Fun Run at 2 p.m. and the 5K at 2:30 p.m.
Both events will start and finish at Public Square in front of the Historic Metro Courthouse.
Last year, more than 5,000 people participated in the inaugural Mayor's 5K.
Metro Parks is offering a free, eight-week training program at its five regional community centers and the Centennial Sportsplex starting the week of September 24. The training program is open to all and will help prepare participants who have never walked or run 3.1 miles.
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