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Runners who finish in the middle of the pack win $500 on Global Running Day


Runners who finish in the middle of the pack win $500 on Global Running Day

Fleet Feet Nashville, the retailer with outlets in Brentwood, Green Hills and Hendersonville and works to build and support the Nashville-area running community, will participate in the brand’s nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 6.

This year’s event consists of more than 90 running events taking place throughout the day on June 6 across 30 states. Last year, more than 12,000 people participated across the nation in the brand’s inaugural event.

Sponsored nationally by Brooks and Nuun, The Big Run welcomes runners of all ages, levels, and abilities. Stores participate either by holding a timed, certified 5K race or a fun run.

“I’ve been on many runs in my life – some of them alone and many with teammates and friends. My favorite runs have always been shared,” says Christi Beth Adams, Owner of Fleet Feet Nashville. “Any time we can come together in our community and run together, we should jump at the chance. It’s amazing to think that Nashville is just one community among thousands that will be celebrating Global Running Day by putting one foot in front of another.”

The results from timed, certified 5K races will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine the overall fastest runners of the day nationwide, as well as age group winners. Winners receive cash prizes. Fleet Feet and Brooks will also present prizes for unique categories, including:

  • IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL: The male and female who finish in the exact middle of all finishers in the country in their gender receive $500!
  • COMMON GROUND:  Each person who finishes at the most common finish time across the country is entered into a drawing for $500!
  • SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES: Any participant who posts a photo onto Instagram from The Big Run and includes #TheBigRun @FleetFeetSports, @BrooksRunning is eligible to win one of three pairs of exclusive, The Big Run custom Goodr sunglasses, provided by Brooks.

Details for the local event include:

Timed Cross Country (Grass) 5K Cost: $40 Start: 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 6; Location: Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064.

Runners receive a race t-shirt; all finishers receive a race medal, breakfast and unique items from Brooks.

Race proceeds and donations support Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee.

For more information, visit www.fleetfeetnashville.com.

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