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7th Annual Runnin' to Beat the Blues
5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Centennial Park



A HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 7TH ANNUAL RUNNIN' TO BEAT THE BLUES! It was a chilly but sunny morning and we're so grateful for all the runners, walkers, and volunteers who came out to support this event. We are excited to see this event grow each year - We had our largest registration ever! Special thanks to TDMHDD Commisioner, Virginia Trotter Betts, WSMV Channel 4 Anchor, Tom Randles, and our generous sponsors!

To view race results from Runnin', please visit the Nashville Striders website.

What is Runnin’ to Beat the Blues?

Runnin’ to Beat the Blues is a 5K and 1 Mile run/walk held in Centennial Park every spring.  The event is open to all ages and levels of athletes. Runnin’ emphasizes the importance of proactively caring for one’s mental health through physical activity.

Both courses are USATF certified and Runnin’ to Beat the Blues is included in the 2009-10 Nashville Striders Grand Prix Series.

Why should I participate?

  • Physical activity is good for you!  It helps keep your body and mind healthy.  Studies indicate that exercise may help combat depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and other mental health issues.
  • It’s for a good cause! Proceeds from Runnin’ directly support the important work of the MHAMT, which is to connect those struggling with mental health problems to available services, provide vital educational and support services for those in Middle Tennessee, and advocate for affordable and accessible mental health care for all.

Fantastic prizes for race category winners and all participants. Top Male & Female 5k finishers win $100 cash and a new pair of Mizuno running shoes! Second and Third place 5k overall finishers also win cash and prizes. Every participant receives a goodie bag with a long-sleeve t-shirt.


  • For online registration, please click here
  • To download a registration form, please click here

We hope to see you at the race!

Special Thanks to the following event sponsors:

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Dodd, Drennan and Associates