24th Annual Memorial Day Dash 5k Run

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Run or walk the most historic 5k in Nashville with the 24th annual Memorial Day Dash!  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 to the Nashville City Cemetery where runners will wind their way past some of the most historic names in Nashville. 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 preservation efforts and educational outreach.

Race Details 
– Start / Finish in front of Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.
– Race morning packet pickup opens at 6:00 AM
– Race Starts promptly at 7:30 AM
– All times will be chip timed
– Finisher medals
– T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after 5/12/2024


  • 1st Place Female
  • 2nd Place Female
  • 3rd Place Female
  • 1st Place Male
  • 2nd Place Male
  • 3rd Place Male
  • 1st Place Female Masters
  • 1st Place Male Masters
  • 1st Place Female Grandmasters
  • 1st Place Male Grandmasters

Plus: Age group awards, prizes for most patriotic outfit, and door prizes.


Monday, May 27th, 2024


7:30 am - 12:30 pm