About Run Nash

Be Original. Be Healthy. Be Nashville.TM

The company responsible for unique running events, such as the Annual Nashville 1/2 Marathon®, Marathon, and 5K and the Music City July 4th 5K/10K in the streets of downtown Nashville, has a new name — Run Nash.

Formerly known as What Do You Run For®, Run Nash produces fun events for all levels of runners and walkers that encourage healthy living, involve the whole family and support local charities. Learn how to get involved & support our mission here.

The new name better reflects Run Nash’s position as Nashville’s largest locally owned race organization and more clearly defines the company’s mission to Nashville’s growing and diverse population, according to Emmit Martin, President of Run Nash.

“We manage local races, promote local businesses and support local charities,” he said. “Our distinctive all-local staff, history in the city and unique race routes give us the ability to produce one-of-a-kind experiences for everyone attending our events in Music City.”

“Plus, we’ll continue to be Music City’s number-one source for locally produced running events by providing our community with information on local running routes, race preparation, proper nutrition, injury prevention, equipment and more,” Martin added.

Run Nash will add popular requested options to its events, such as allowing runners with jogging strollers and dogs. It also plans to add breastfeeding stations and pet-friendly areas at race sites.

Since 2005, Run Nash has partnered with several prominent organizations to manage events and raise money and awareness, including the Nashville Rescue Mission, Leukemia Society of TN, United Way of Middle TN, Gilda’s Club, The Salvation Army, Nashville Zoo, K9s for Warriors, YMCA and many more.

We invite all ages to run with us, no matter what your running ability and pace – *even your four-legged family members are welcome!

See you at the finish line!