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Running Towards a Greener Future: Run Nash’s Commitment to Sustainability

As Earth Month comes to an end, it’s a time for reflection, action, and celebration of our planet’s precious resources. Amidst the global call for environmental stewardship, organizations worldwide are reevaluating their practices and embracing sustainability as a core value. In the realm of sports and fitness, the running community is no exception, with race production companies like Run Nash leading the charge towards a greener, more sustainable future.

At Run Nash, the commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with the love for running and the outdoors. As runners lace up their shoes and hit the pavement, they’re not just logging miles; they’re also making a statement about their dedication to preserving the environment for future generations.

So, what does sustainability mean in the context of running events? It’s about more than just reducing waste or recycling water bottles (though those are important too!). It’s a holistic approach that encompasses every aspect of the race, from planning and logistics to participant engagement and community outreach.

One of the pillars of Run Nash’s sustainability efforts is waste reduction. Every year, the event strives to minimize its environmental footprint by implementing strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste generated during the race. From encouraging carpooling and using biodegradable materials for signage to helping organize running shoe donations and medal recycling, every effort is made to divert waste from landfills and promote a circular economy.

In addition to its environmental initiatives, Run Nash also prioritizes social sustainability by giving back to the community and supporting local causes. Whether through fundraising efforts, volunteer opportunities, or partnerships with local nonprofits, the event seeks to make a positive impact beyond the racecourse, strengthening the bonds between runners and the communities they call home.

As we celebrate Earth Month and reflect on the importance of sustainability, Run Nash stands as a shining example of how sports and fitness can be a catalyst for positive change. By embracing sustainability as a core value and taking concrete action to reduce its environmental impact, Run Nash inspires runners everywhere to lace up their shoes and join the race towards a greener, more sustainable future. Together, we can make every step count—for our health, our planet, and generations to come.


Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge

What is the Corporate Challenge? The Corporate Challenge is designed to support corporate wellness initiatives, facilitate team building and provide an empowering experience for your employees. 


has loads of awesome benefits to help you engage your team members, and create a fun and exciting experience, with the least amount of effort and stress on your behalf. We’re here to do the hard part for you! This means that come race day, all you need to do is put on your running shoes and enjoy the event!  Teams that are registered in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Groupies Program can access a range of benefits including: 

  • Bulk discounts
  • Group packet pickup
  • Finish Line Hospitality Space 
  • Awards – Largest and Fastest Team 

How Does It Work? 

Employers can opt into one of three options below. Participants must register with their company-associated code. Please contact with your option selection or any additional questions related to corporate pricing.

Option 1: Employer Covers 100%
Employer receives comp code to share with employees. Employer will be billed after online registration closes for the number of entries redeemed at the following corporate prices:
Marathon ($90) | Half Marathon ($80) | 5K ($40). Employer must commit to a minimum of 20 entries to receive corporate pricing.

Option 2: Employer Covers 50%, Employee Covers 50% Employer receives discount code of 50% off online pricing to share with employees. Employer will be billed after online registration closes for the number of entries redeemed
at 50% of corporate pricing: Marathon ($45) | Half Marathon ($40) | 5K ($20) Employee is responsible to pay 50% of the current online price. Employer must commit to a minimum of 20 entries to receive corporate pricing.

Option 3: Employee Pays Entry with 15% Discount
Employer receives discount code of 15% off online pricing to share with employees. Employee is responsible for full cost of race entry after the discount code. There is no minimum number of entries needed to receive the 15% discount.

Run with Your Pup

Doggie Dash Option Now Available!

We’re thrilled to share some pawsitively awesome news with you! Now, your furry companions can join in on the fun and earn their own medal, bib, and doggie bandana for the following races:

Make sure to select the Doggie Dash add-on during registration to receive a doggie bandana, race bib and extra finisher medal for your pup. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to include your furry friend in the fun!

5K Youth Pricing

Making Fitness Fun & Affordable

We’re passionate about fostering a love for running in the next generation here at Run Nash. That’s why we offer $25 5K Youth Pricing for anyone under the age of 18 for all of our 5K events!

2024 Event Schedule:

It’s the perfect opportunity to get your young ones moving, active, and excited about the world of running. No special code is required – the 5K pricing will automatically update to $25 based on the participants date of birth entered during registration.


Complete the Run Nash Challenge

Complete the 2024 Run Nash Challenge

What is the Run Nash Challenge? It’s for participants who complete the 2024 Music City July 4th 5K, the 2024 Nashville ½, Marathon & 5K, and the 2024 Music City Turkey Trot in one calendar year. Save 15% by registering for all the events at once!

Finishers of the 2024 Run Nash Challenge will be awarded a special edition medal, along with other Run Nash swag!

2023 medal shown here; 2024 medal coming soon!

What we LOVE about Nashville

Nashville is not only a paradise for music enthusiasts but also a haven for runners seeking a unique and vibrant backdrop for their workouts. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and friendly atmosphere, Nashville offers runners an unforgettable experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons why runners love lacing up their shoes and hitting the pavement in this iconic city.

  1. Scenic Routes and Green Spaces: Nashville boasts a ton of scenic running routes that cater to all skill levels. Whether you prefer the picturesque Shelby Bottoms Greenway, the tranquil Percy Warner Park, or the bustling downtown streets, there’s a route for everyone. The lush greenery, rolling hills, and charming neighborhoods make each run a visual treat, providing runners with the perfect balance of urban and natural scenery. Fun fact: Did you know the routes for our Nashville half marathon and marathon races are exclusively situated within downtown, making them the only races to provide a complete downtown experience?
  2. Music at Every Turn: For runners who find inspiration in music, Nashville is the ultimate playground. As you traverse the streets, the city’s musical heartbeat accompanies every step. Live music spills from honky-tonks, and local artists often perform in public spaces, infusing the air with the soulful sounds of country, rock, and blues. The rhythm of your run syncs seamlessly with the vibrant beats of the city.
  3. Supportive Running Community: Nashville takes pride in its friendly and inclusive running community. Local running clubs, events, and races provide ample opportunities for runners to connect, share experiences, and celebrate their passion for the sport. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a casual jogger, you’ll find like-minded individuals ready to share the joy of running in Music City.
  4. Diverse Culinary Rewards: After a satisfying run, Nashville offers a diverse culinary scene to replenish your energy. From traditional Southern comfort food to trendy, health-conscious eateries, there’s something for every palate. Indulge in a post-run meal that reflects the city’s culinary creativity and hospitality.
  5. Mild Climate All-Year-Round: Nashville’s climate is a runner’s dream. With relatively mild winters and warm summers, outdoor running is a viable option throughout the year. The changing seasons bring a variety of colors and moods to the cityscape, making each run a unique and refreshing experience.

Nashville, with its harmonious blend of scenic beauty, musical energy, community spirit, and culinary delights, is a runner’s paradise. So, lace up your shoes, hit the streets, and let Nashville’s unique charm propel you through an unforgettable running journey!

Make Your Miles More Meaningful with ACS!

Official Charity Partner:

American Cancer Society

DetermiNation Endurance Series

The DetermiNation Endurance Series is the signature program for all American Cancer Society endurance events and our running events are the backbone of our program. They will help you do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer together.


Unfortunately, most of us have a connection to cancer and the American Cancer Society needs your help to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. As a part of the DetermiNation Endurance Team, together we can do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer together. With unparalleled community support and inspiration every step of the way you will finish strong, for yourself and for those facing cancer.

As a DetermiNation athlete*, you will receive a free race entry and enjoy the ultimate VIP experience every step of the way including:

  • Personal dedicated website
  • Support in choosing a training plan that is right for you
  • Exclusive DetermiNation gear
  • Social and fun team environment
  • Opportunity to participate in honor or in memory of loved ones touched by cancer


To reserve your spot for this event, register as a DetermiNation on the registration website.  If you are already registered and want to join the team, please email the ACS team here.


Bailey Hotz, Senior Development Manager




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