79th annual Iroquois Steeplechase rescheduled to June 27

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 16:12:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The 79th annual Iroquois Steeplechase has been rescheduled for June 27.

The event was originally scheduled for May 9, but it was postponed due to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that no gathering of 50 people or more take place within the next eight weeks.

This year's event will continue donating to charitable organizations across Middle Tennessee. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the primary beneficiary of the race.

"We are proud to keep the tradition of the Iroquois Steeplechase in the Nashville community during these unprecedented times," said Dwight Hall, chairman of the Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee. "Our race meet benefits charities that impact our community, so it is our obligation to see to it that we continue Nashville’s grand tradition."

The Iroquois Steeplechase will continue to be held at Percy Warner Park.


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