23rd Annual Memorial Day Dash 5k Race

Plans for Memorial Day weekend? Join us for the 23rd annual Memorial Day Dash, the most historic 5k in Nashville! Hosted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association and the Metro Historical Commission, the course features some of the most historic places and scenic views in the city. 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 and into the Nashville City Cemetery. Be sure to wear your most patriotic themed-costumes to win prizes at the end. There is no better way to kick off summer than with the Memorial Day Dash, a Nashville tradition! Proceeds benefit the Nashville City Cemetery Association’s mission to protect, preserve, restore, and promote the historic Nashville City Cemetery.

Registration is open!

We want to extend a huge thank-you to our sponsors!


Monday, May 29th, 2023


7:30 am - 12:30 pm