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About the Franklin Classic

Labor Day | September 2, 2019

Mark your calendars, start training, gather your teams, and invite friends and family to this great event! There will be live music, a free Fun Zone, vendors, and more! The race will include a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and a 1K Kids Run. From serious runners to leisurely walkers, all start and finish in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn. Register today, and we’ll see you on Labor Day!

Race Day Details

Mercy’s Franklin Classic begins and ends on Public Square in Downtown Franklin, Tenn. Day of registration will be located outside of City Hall at 109 3rd Avenue S.

Click here for the 2019 Franklin Classic course map >>


Race Day Schedule

6:15 a.m. || Race Day Registration Opens
7:20 a.m. || 5K Participants to Start Line
7:30 a.m. || 5K Run/Walk Starts
7:30 a.m. || Kids Zone Opens
7:50 a.m. || 10K Participants to Start Line
8:00 a.m. || 10K Run Starts
9:30 a.m. || 1K Kids Fun Run Starts

Awards will be held after each race. The 5K course will be open 1 hour and 30 minutes. The 10K course will be open for 3 hours. 

Due to liability issues, no pets allowed on course. Jogging strollers will be allowed on course. This is a USAT&F Certified Course.


Top 3 Overall
First Place Masters 40+
First Place Grand Masters 50+
First Place Senior Grand Masters 60+
[Male & Female; 5K, 10K & 15K (5K+10K)]

Top 3 Age Group Winners
Starting 9 & Under, 10-14 and in 5 year increments 15-80+
[(Male & Female; 5K, 10K & 15K (5K+10K)]

Race Management provided by GroundWorks Management. Timing and Race Logistics provided by Nashville Striders.


Most parking in downtown Franklin is free. There are two free public parking garages located on 2nd Avenue S. and 4th Avenue S.

Fun Zone

The Fun Zone will be back this year with lots of fun activities for children of all ages, including face painting, balloons, inflatables, basketball and much more!

Weather Policy

We expect our event to happen rain or shine. However, the safety of our participants is of great importance. In the event of adverse conditions (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or any other extreme weather condition), the Race Director, in communication with the local law enforcement and the city, may delay the event, cancel the event, or make changes to the race course. If the event is canceled more than 12 hours before the event, we will notify participants via the race website, email and social media. If the event is canceled less than 12 hours before the event, we will notify participants via social media. Refunds will not be issued if the event is canceled for adverse weather conditions.


Online registration is available until 15 minutes prior to each race.

Registration Fees

July 1 – September 1, 2019

  • 5K – $40

  • 10K – $45

  • 15K (5K+10K) – $60

  • 1K Kids Fun Run – $15 (ages 9 & under on Sept. 2, 2019)

  • Spirit Runner – $25

Day of Race, September 2, 2019

  • 5K – $45

  • 10K – $50

  • 15K (5K+10K) – $65

  • 1K Kids Fun Run – $15 (ages 9 & under on Sept. 2, 2019)

  • Spirit Runner – $25

Click here for 2018 Franklin Classic results.

Pre-Registration / Packet Pick-up

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fleet Feet
330 Franklin Road, Suite 262B | Brentwood, TN 37027

 Sponsor Mercy’s Franklin Classic

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about our sponsorship levels available and to sign up to become a sponsor!


Many volunteers are needed during the Franklin Classic! We welcome companies, groups, organizations and individuals! Contact us at marketing@mercytn.org to learn more.

 About Mercy Community Healthcare

The Franklin Classic benefits Mercy Community Healthcare located in Franklin, Tenn. Mercy Community Healthcare provides integrated primary care to the under-served in Williamson and surrounding counties. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Mercy offers many services beyond primary care, which involve behavioral health counseling, psychiatric services, as well as complete care coordination, including services like chronic care management and assistance with social services. These services are available to patients of all ages, both insured and uninsured. The Mercy staff opens their hearts to every patient and family and are committed to treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit. From shots to wellness checks to counseling, Mercy makes long-term, lasting health more possible than ever.

  • Mercy Community Healthcare serves nearly 10,000 children and adults each year.

  • Mercy's patients live in 30 counties in Tennessee and Kentucky, including Williamson, Davidson, Marshall, Maury and Rutherford County.

  • Medicare, TennCare and private insurance are accepted.

  • A sliding scale, self-pay program is available for patients without insurance. No one is turned away – everyone is welcome!

  • Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families.

Questions about Mercy’s Franklin Classic?