Run Strong: Local Road Races Held Every Saturday This August

Last month, at the S.A.V.E the Night 5K, held July 27 at Gateway Island Park, Eric James led the field with a 5k time of 18:17.

Katie Ann Bass led the ladies, completing the course in 20:44.

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Upcoming Races this Month
Smyrna Parks 5K and 1 Mile Dash for Cash

Saturday, Aug. 3
5K at 7:30 a.m.; mile at 8:30 a.m. Family Fun Run to follow
Sharp Springs Recreation Area, Smyrna
$20 Registration fee covers both 5k and mile
Register at active.com

Fenton Payne & Fred 5K
Saturday, Aug. 10
5K at 7 a.m.; Kids’ Fun Run at 8 a.m.
Starting at the MTSU campus, Murfreesboro
$35 – 5K; $25 – Kid’s Fun Run
Benefiting the Blue Raider Athletic Association, Primary Care & Hope Clinic and Special Kids
fpfrun.com, or register at Fleet Feet Murfreesboro

Titans Back to Football 5K
Saturday, Aug. 10
5K at 7:30 a.m.; Half mile fun run at 9 a.m.
$60
Includes a Titans home game ticket
nflrunseries.com/titans

Run Because You Love It!
Saturday, Aug. 17
5K at 8 a.m.; 1-Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m.
Stonewall Farms, Milton
(615) 423-4573 or jwinters@mtsu.edu

Howl at the Moon 5K
Friday, Aug. 23
8 p.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Park, LaVergne
$25
Run a 5K under a full moon
lavergnetn.gov or (615) 793-3224

Run for the Feast 5K
Saturday, Aug. 24
7 a.m.
Saint Rose Catholic School, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd.
$40 – 5K; $15 – 1-Mile Kids Fun Run
Free pancake breakfast for all participants

Try Boro Kids Triathlon
Saturday, Aug. 24
Sports*Com, Murfreesboro
Junior division (7 to 10 years old): 100-yard swim, 2.4 mile bike, 0.5 mile run
Senior division (11 to 14 years old): 200-yard swim, 4.8 mile bike, 1 mile run
$25
tryborokidstri.org

Bruce Gilley Run For Him 5K and 10k Run
Saturday, Aug. 31
7:30 a.m.
Belle Aire Baptist Church, 1307 N. Rutherford Blvd.
$30 – 5K; $35 – 10K
Benefiting the Bruce Gilley Memorial Foundation
runforhim.org

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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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