Race Calendar 2018

This calendar is subject to change throughout the year based on the additions and subtractions by area race directors. Please check back often and use the contact information for races whenever possible.

If you have a race you would like to see posted here, please contact Jessica Johns, email.  The Nashville Striders will list any running event in Tennessee or within 100 miles of Nashville.

There may be other local races that were not brought to the attention of the Nashville Striders or you may be looking for a race in other parts of the country. Try and use the search tools to find what you are looking for! 

Races tagged with an * are a part of the Nashville Strider's Grand Prix Series. Races in italics are tentative - they were held the last several years but dates and times need to be confirmed.


Thursday, April 26
St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville 1 Mile
7:30 PM--Titan's Staium (Titan's Way & Victory Ave)

Saturday, April 28
St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville
6:45 AM 5k
7:15 AM Marathon and Half Marathon
Downtown, Nashville, TN

Sunday, April 29
See Spot Run 5k
8:00 AM, 1301 E Main Street (MTSU), Murfreesboro TN


Saturday, May 5
Nashville Masters Outdoor Track Classic
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - multiple events, Whites Creek High School, 7277 Old Hickory Blvd. Whites Creek, TN
Information: John Carter, Jr. email 

Saturday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo 5Que

8:00 AM, Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN

Saturday, May 5
TDOC 5k Fun Run / 1.5 mile Walk
Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters
8:30 AM, Historic Tennessee State Prison, 100 Bomar Blvd., Nashville TN

Saturday, May 5
Run N Plunge 10K/5k/2 mile / 1 mile
9:00 AM, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point TN
Registration & Information

Saturday, May 5
Comeback Trail 5k
9:00 AM, Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage TN
Information & Registration

Saturday, May 5
Shoney's 5k Fun Run & Festival
8:00 AM, Nissan Stadium, Nashville TN

Sunday, May 6
Run for Missions 2018 5K and 1K Fun Run
3:00 PM, Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin TN
Mail in Registration

Saturday, May 12

Dark Sky 50 Trail Race (50 Mile)
6:00 AM, Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN

Saturday, May 12
Walk Me Home for Foster Care
9:00 AM, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Nashville TN
Registration, Information

Saturday, May 12
Honor the Fallen 5k
9:00 AM, College Grove, TN
Information and Registration 

Saturday, May 12
Run for your Mama Double Pump 5k
7:00 AM, Cookeville High School, Cookeville TN
Information and Registration

Saturday, May 12
Blaze Warrior 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
7:00 AM, Blackman High School, 3596 Blaze Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 

Saturday, May 19
Viola Valley Half Marathon
7:00 AM, 15 Lynn Street, Viola TN

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Dash 5k*
7:30 AM, Nashville, TN
Mail in Registration

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day 5k Color Run
9:00 AM, Shelbyville Recreation Center, Shelbyville TN
Registration, Information and Mail-In Form

Saturday, June 2
Coopertown Barrel Fest 5 Miler
7:00 AM, 2525 Burgess Gower Rd., Springfield TN

Saturday, June 16
RC Cola Moonpie 10 Miler* and 5k Fun Run
7:00 AM, Bell Buckle, TN
Mail in Registration

Saturday, June 16
5k at the Fontanel
7:00 AM Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN
Information Registration

Sunday, June 17
5th Annual Run for 9-1-1
7:00 AM The Green (Ascend Amphitheater), Nashville TN

Saturday, June 23
HLH 5k Run/Walk
7:30 AM Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville TN
Registration will open in April. Information

Saturday, June 23
Nolensville 5k

7:30 AM Nolensville United Methodist Church, 7316 Nolensville Rd., Nolensville TN

Saturday, June 23
Summer Splash 5k
6:00 PM, Dogwood Park Pavillion, Cookeville TN

Saturday, June 30

Firecracker 5k Glow Run
8:00 PM, Montgomery Bell Golf Course, Burns TN
Information & Registration


Wednesday, July 4
Striders Firecracker 5000*

7:00 AM Opry Mills Mall, Nashville, TN
Mail-in Registration

Wednesday, July 4
Music City Four, 4 mile walk/run or 1 mile wag-n-walk

Public Square Park, Nashville, TN

Saturday, July 7
Fiddler 5k
Smithville TN

Sunday, July 15

Bowie 6 Miler

Sunday, July 22
40th Annual Music City Triathlon

7:00 AM, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville, TN


Sunday, August 5
UpStander 5k
9:00 AM, Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood TN

Sunday, August 19
The Stroller Run 5k
9:30 AM, Centennial Park, Nashville TN
Information, Registration

Saturday, August 25

Back in the Day K (10k run and 5k run/walk)
6:50 AM, Stones River Greenway at Kohl's Trailhead, Nashville TN
Information & Registration

Saturday, September 8
Leiper's Fork Heroes 6k*

8:00 AM Liepers Fork, TN

Saturday, September 15

Sumner Academy 5K and Fun Run
8:30AM, Gallatin Civic Center, Gallatin, TN

Saturday, September 15
Run 4 Don - Gainesboro 5k
7:30 AM, 330 Birch Street, Gainesboro TN

Saturday, September 22
Hendersonville Half Marathon
7:00AM, The Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville, TN

Saturday, September 29
Hillbilly Half and Little Billy 5k
7:00AM, 4104 Old Hillsboro Rd., Leiper's Fork, TN


Saturday, October 6
Run Above the Clouds 5k and 10k
9:00 AM, Suches GA

Sunday, October 7

Shelby 6 Miler

Saturday, October 20
Upper Cumberland Haunted Half

7:00AM, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

Saturday, October 20
Walking Tall 50k/25k

7:00 AM (50k), 8:00 AM (25k), Bill Hill Pond State Park, Pocahontas, TN


Saturday, November 10
Berry Hill 5k
7:00 AM

Saturday, November 24
Spring Hill Turkey Burn Half Marathon and 5k
7:00 AM, Tennessee Children's Home - Heron Center, Spring Hill, TN


Saturday, December 1
St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Marathon
8:00 AM, Downtown Memphis, TN
Registration opens May 1 for St. Jude Heros & June 1 for general registration

Saturday, December 8
Bell Ringer 25k/50k Trail Run
7:00 AM, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN

Sunday, December 16
Lock-4 6 Miler