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More Than 5,000 Participate In Mayor's Challenge 5K

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 5,000 runners and walker participated in the second annual Mayor's Challenge 5K on Sunday afternoon.

The 5K was part of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's initiative to get the city more active and healthy. The event was free and covered much of downtown Nashville.

Folks said it was a fun challenge and well worth it.

"I think if someone will just participate and give it a try and try to stay consistent with it. It doesn't take long until you realize yeah this is a really great thing, I feel better, feel good about myself," Nashville resident Meredith Albright said.

Last year's race drew more than 5,000 runners and walkers as well.

Mayor Dean is also in the midst of his Walk 100 Miles Challenge. His next community walk is in the Richland Avenue area, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

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