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Mayor, Tennessee Titans to Host Free Citywide Field Day

3/14/2012

Fun, family-friendly activities planned at LP Field on May 5


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mayor Karl Dean announced today the city’s newest health challenge will be a free, citywide Mayor’s Field Day with the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on Saturday, May 5 as a way for residents to come together and learn fun ways to be active outdoors. Activities will include an obstacle course, scavenger hunt and on-field games in a relaxed, tournament-style format.


Field Day will be entirely free and is open to the public. Youth and adults of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate. Field Day will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also will include an educational fitness fair. The event is being hosted in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, and current and former Titans players, Titans cheerleaders and Titans mascot T-RAC will participate in the day’s activities.


The Mayor’s Field Day builds on the momentum of last year’s Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor program, in which more than 4,000 people participated, and the Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk/Run, which drew more than 5,000 participants last fall. 


“Obesity is a major problem in our state and increases the risk of a number of deadly diseases, including heart disease and diabetes,” Dean said. “We have been working aggressively on improving the health of our residents for a while now with fitness challenges, offering healthier food choices in our schools and farmers’ markets and promoting places to exercise, like our parks and greenways. A community Field Day continues that commitment and is a great way to show our citizens, particularly our young people, that the key to good health is being physically active, and you can do that in a lot of fun ways.”


Dean announced the Mayor’s Field Day today at Wright Middle School, where he participated in a relay race with students, Blaine Bishop, a former All-Pro Safety with the Tennessee Titans, and T-RAC.


Healthy snacks and water stations will be provided during the Mayor’s Field Day, and the new Cumberland Park will be open on the east bank just south of the stadium for attendees interested in packing a picnic lunch. In addition, the LP Field parking lot will be open for tailgating, and food trucks will be on site offering healthy meal options for purchase. Free parking will be available at LP Field in lots A, B, C and D.


Games and activities are intended for teams of 10 participants each. Children 5 years of age or older and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate. Each team must be captained by one adult (18 years of age or older). Team captains do not need to have a completed team when they first register. Additional members may join at a later time. Individuals and smaller teams are welcome to register, but may be partnered with other groups to complete activities. 


Online registration opens today. For more information and to register, visit www.mayorsfieldday.com.


Mayor’s Field Day is being made possible by the support of several community partners, including NashVitality, the Nashville Sports Council, Hands On Nashville, Active Buys, Adventureworks, Metro Parks and Recreation, Metro Public Health Department and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee.