Memorial Day Dash 5k - In Person and Virtual
The Memorial Day Dash 5k is back with an In-person or Virtual Option!
Join us for the 21st annual Memorial Day Dash benefiting the Nashville City Cemetery Association!
"This race is our single biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are excited to once again offer in–person and virtual races to kickoff summer with a fun, history–filled 5k," says Jeff Sellers, Memorial Day Dash 5k Race coordinator.
Proceeds from both races support the preservation and repairs of the Nashville City Cemetery, the oldest and most historic cemetery in the city.
This year the Spring storms severely damaged the cemetery with downed limbs and uprooted trees.
IN PERSON RACE INFORMATION
MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 AT 7:30 AM CDT
In Person Registration
Hosted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association, the Metro Historical Commission, and the Nashville Striders,
the in–person course features some of the most historic three miles in Nashville.
Beginning at the Adventure Science Center, the course runs through Fort Negley Historic Park with beautiful views of the Nashville Cityscape,
then loops back around St. Cloud Hill to the Nashville City Cemetery where runners will wind their way through some of the most historic names in Nashville.
–Start / Finish in front of Adventure Science Center on Fort Negley Blvd.
–Race morning packet pickup opens at 6:00 AM
–Race Starts promptly at 7:30 AM
–Masks will be required pre–and post–race while in the start/finish area
–All times will be chip time with staggered start and social distancing
–No hydration on the course. Plan to self–hydrate if needed
–Guaranteed shirts if registered by 5/20/21
VIRTUAL RACE INFORMATION
FRIDAY, MAY 28 to MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021
Virtual Race Registration
Sponsored by the Nashville City Cemetery Association and the Tennessee State Parks,
the virtual race kicks off when you are ready to go any time during Memorial Day weekend from
Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31 either on a treadmill, around your neighborhood, or any course you choose.
We encourage everyone to complete your miles on Memorial Day and remember someone special to you.
–Log your time at any point during the weekend
–Guaranteed medals if registered by May 14th