5K Fun Run & Walk Benefiting Metro Police & Sponsored by Shoney's Set for June 1
April 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Middle Tennessee moms, dads, children of all ages and fitness enthusiasts are cordially invited to Shoney’s 5th Annual 5K Family Fun Run & Walk benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on Saturday morning, June 1, at LP Field.
“Shoney’s is absolutely delighted to once again sponsor this wholesome event that unites runners and families for a morning of great competition, food and fun,” said Shoney’s Corporation CEO David Davoudpour. “As always, all proceeds from this event support the men and women who protect us every day.”
Chief Steve Anderson said the Family Fun Run is an important annual event that strengthens the bond and partnership between the police department and the Nashville community as a whole.
“The Shoney’s Run provides an opportunity for us to showcase major elements of the police department to Nashville’s families, including members of our current recruit class who will run in formation during the 5K,” Anderson said. “At the same time, 100% of the race proceeds will help fund higher education opportunities and other advanced training programs for Metro officers. The Nashville Police Support Fund, housed within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is designed to invest in the future of Nashville through those who share a long term commitment to the safety of its neighborhoods.”
The Family Fun Run & Walk will be based in LP Field’s Lot T, adjacent to the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. Registration for the run will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8 a.m. The 3.1 mile route includes parts of downtown. There will be a Kids’ Fun Run/Walk following the race.
Race participants are encouraged to register in advance by logging onto www.shoneys5krun.com. The registration fee prior to May 1 is $25. Between May 1 and May 30, the registration fee is $30. It will be $35 the day of the race.
Prizes for the 5K top finishers in the male and female categories are $500 cash. Male and female first place winners in each age category will receive a $25 Shoney’s gift card. Second place winners in each age category will receive a $10 Shoney’s gift card. The age categories include 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Children participating in the Kids’ Fun Run will receive a goodie bag. Participants will also be provided complimentary beverages and fruit at the finish line.
The festival, featuring live entertainment, random drawings and refreshments, will begin immediately after the run. A variety of Metro police equipment will be on display, including a police helicopter, SWAT gear, Bomb Squad vehicles, a bomb robot and a police boat.
The Kids’ Zone will include free activities, such as face painting, giant inflatables, games and an appearance by Shoney Bear.