MORE THAN 5,000 PARTICIPATE IN MAYOR'S CHALLENGE 5K
November 15, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – On Sunday, November 13 Nashville Mayor Karl Dean led thousands of walkers and runners through downtown Nashville for the “Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk/Run."
At the conclusion of his successful “Walk 100 Miles” initiative, Dean challenged the community to walk or run a 5K with him. Official “Mayor’s Challenge 5K” training partners offered nine weeks of free training at local YMCA centers and Metro Parks locations to prepare for the event.
“Hundreds of Nashvillians spent the past nine weeks training for the Mayor’s Challenge 5K, and it was a first for many people,” Dean said. “We hope it was a personal best time for everyone and thank all who participated in today’s event to take steps to make Nashville a healthier community. I am grateful for the support of our program partners, our training partners and everyone who has worked to make today’s event possible.”
More than 5,000 Nashvillians participated in the 5K event at Public Square Park, and more than 360 teams participated in the “Step Up to the Challenge” community competition.