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Ex-Titan Kevin Carter will return to Nissan Stadium for Mars Petcare Half Marathon, dog walk

Ex-Titan Kevin Carter will return to Nissan Stadium for Mars Petcare Half Marathon, dog walk

Mars Petcare will host the 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Music City Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Lucky Dog 1-Mile “Wag ‘n’ Walk” event on Saturday, March 16, at Nissan Stadium.

Super Bowl Champion and College Football Analyst Kevin Carter will serve as the Grand Marshall for the event and rising country artist Jillian Cardarelli will sing the National Anthem.

mars petcareThe event will benefit PEDIGREE Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting shelters and rescue organizations throughout the United States with grants.

“We are excited to be the charity beneficiary of the 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Music City Race,” said Bo Segers, President of PEDIGREE Foundation. “This is such a wonderful opportunity for the city to come together to celebrate and support the work we do to help more dogs get adopted into forever homes through our grants programs.”

Team Magic took over management and race production of this event in 2015 and the organization is excited to continue this downtown Nashville tradition while supporting a worthwhile charity partner like PEDIGREE Foundation.

The course will take runners along the banks of the winding Cumberland River that flows through and around downtown Nashville. In addition, they are thrilled to have a
celebrity like Kevin Carter serve as the Grand Marshall for the first time in race history. Kevin Carter is an in-studio College Football Analyst for CBS Sports Network and co-host of Inside College Football. He attended the University of Florida where his All-American career allowed him to be selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 1995 NFL Draft. Carter spent 14 years in the NFL, playing for the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, retiring in 2009. During his entire NFL career, Carter never missed a game. He is passionate about fitness, leading a healthy lifestyle and a love of dogs.

“There are several ways to participate, from the half marathon to the 1-mile Lucky Dog walk, where the entire family can participate,” Carter said. “Not to mention that training for this event comes at an ideal time when many are making New Year’s resolutions to get healthier in 2019. I encourage you to join us in this effort to help raise money and awareness for the incredible work they do through the PEDIGREE Foundation grant programs across the country.”

To sign up to participate in the race, click here or visit

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