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Miffleton Leads Field in Run, Cougar, Run

In the first ever Run, Cougar, Run 5k, held Saturday, April 14, at Middle Tennessee Christian School, Matt Miffleton led the field posting a 18:16 time. Taylor Vroman came in fourth overall and led the ladies with a 19:51 time.

For runners needing a little extra motivation, a training group meets at Sports*Com at 6:15 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to train for 5k races.

The series is free and open to all walkers and runners. Participants are encouraged to train at their own level.

The group will participate in one Murfreesboro 5k running event each month throughout the summer and fall. To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Joines at 895-5040 or jjoines@murfreesborotn.gov.

SportsCom is located at 2310 Memorial Blvd.

For those ready for a little Cinco de Mayo running fun, a 5k starts and finishes at Nashville’s Tin Roof at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

The course travels Music Row & Demonbreun St.

Break out your sombrero and bring your best poncho; prizes are awarded for best costume in addition to top times. A Cinco de Mayo party follows the race at Tin Roof. Day-of registration opens at 3 p.m. at the race site.

For more information, visit irunfortheparty.com.

For the distance runners, the 34th annual Strolling Jim 40 Mile Run will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the town square of Wartrace.

This endurance events travels the Tennessee roads between Wartrace, Normandy Lake and Tullahoma.

For more information, contact Mike Melton at mike@mcmelton.com or visit sj40mile.com.

For the kids, the Try Boro 2.5K/5K Run will be held the evening of Friday, May 11, at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro. The run is open to runners ages 5-14. Parents can run with their child, but will not be timed. The first race begins at 6:30 p.m.

Parking will be at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1272 Garrison Dr.

This event will be the first milestone for the Try Boro 100% Challenge. For more information, visit tryborokidstri.org.

For the dog lovers, the See Spot Run 5k supporting Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity will be Saturday, May 12.

The race begins at 8 a.m. at Peck Hall on the MTSU campus. Participants are encouraged to run with their dogs in this one.

For more information, call 898-5812 or visit mtsu.edu/leadandserve.

Finally, MTSU Campus Life will host a 5k on Saturday, May 26, starting at 8 a.m. at Central Magnet School, 701 E. Main St.

For more information, call 890-3203 or visit mtcampuslife.com.

Run strong!

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About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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