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Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor is a city-wide campaign, initiated by Mayor Karl Dean, encouraging all Nashvillians to improve their overall health by joining their friends and neighbors in walking for exercise. More than 4,300 Nashvillians have participated to date and all together, have walked over 120,000 miles.

What’s Next for Walk 100 Miles

Another full-scale Walk 100 Miles campaign is being planned for the near future.

Sign up to receive e-mail notifications about the next Walk 100 Miles campaign and the Mayor’s other walk events

Mayor Dean also continues to hold regular community walk events and encourages the public to take advantage of the city’s many parks and greenways, which are a great place to get physical activity. Check the Events Calendar on the Mayor’s homepage or “like” the Mayor’s Facebook page and the Walk 100 Miles Facebook page to stay up to date.

Learn about the free NashVitality mobile app with interactive maps of all the city’s parks and greenways

Mayor at walk event

In the meantime, there are numerous other health events created or supported by Mayor Dean that the public can get involved in:

Mayor’s Field Day with the Tennessee Titans

Saturday, May 4, 2013
9 a.m. – Noon at LP Field

Nashvitality Family Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2013
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Centennial Park

Fit Family Challenge
Brought to you by Nashville Parent and Coca-Cola
Coming April 2013

3rd Annual Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk / Run
Coming November 2013


Walk 100 Miles first launched in spring 2011 and consisted of a series of 28 walks, ranging from two to 10 miles in length, in Metro parks and greenways, as well as state-owned properties, Bicentennial Mall Park and Radnor Lake. Mayor Dean challenged Nashvillians to walk 100 miles over a three-month period. Participants were able to participate by walking on their own or in groups, or by joining the mayor on his organized walks, which were held multiple times each week. Walkers logged their miles and stayed up-to-date on the walk calendar at an interactive website.

The second Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor campaign took place in the fall of 2012. This time the walks were hosted by local community organizations from businesses, universities and nonprofits in neighborhoods and parks. Like the first campaign, walkers were once again asked to log their miles online.