Mercy Franklin Classic

Thank you for joining us ON FRANKLIN PUBLIC SQUARE, FRANKLIN, TN on Labor Day, September 4, 2023! We are already planning for next year! The Mercy Franklin Classic is a 5k, 10k, 15k and 1k Kids Run. We start and finish on historic Franklin Square with the final sprint down Main Street. Check your times here!

5k, 10k (or run both for 15k)

The Mercy Franklin Classic is a 5k and 10k Walk/Run (or run both for 15k) and a 1k Kids Run on Labor Day, September 4. The runs all begin and end in historic Franklin Square. After crossing the finish line on Main Street, make sure to visit the shops and restaurants.

1k Kids Run

Our 1k kids run starts at 9:30am and is a highlight of the day!

Time, date and a few rules

Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions. Your registration cost goes directly to Mercy Community Healthcare where it is used to provide crucial primary and mental health services. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. If you are unable to participate due to injury or illness, withdraw your entry up to 14 days before the event for half of your registration cost. If you choose to transfer from one race distance to another, pay any difference in race fees when moving to a longer distance race.

We do not issue refunds if the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of our control such as: Acts of God, weather conditions, public health emergencies, acts of terrorism, etc.

By completing your registration, you acknowledge and agree to this policy.

Volunteer with us!

It takes a lot of hands to make the Mercy Franklin Classic a success! We are looking for volunteers for setup, tear down, course monitors, water station and kids zone. Individuals are welcome as well as groups in search of community volunteer hours or just want to meet new people and make new friends. Volunteer with Mercy!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Franklin Classic is held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed for race officials to consult with public safety officers. Race officials reserve the right to alter or canceled if severe weather persists. Mercy does not schedule rain dates. Any decision to cancel the race is done as the last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue and medical personnel. In this case, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry fee when signing up. Please check the website, our Mercy Franklin Classic Facebook page or your email for any updates or cancellations.

Saturday, September 2, 2023:

Temple Fitness

114 Southeast Parkway Ct., Suite 110

Franklin, TN 37064



Sunday, September 3, 2023:

Churchill Mortgage

1749 Mallory Ln.

Suite 100

Brentwood, TN 37027



With our race timing software, results will be sent via email and text quickly after crossing the finish line.

Participants can register online up until the race begins. Shirt availability is not guaranteed with late registration.

There are no refunds for this event. The Mercy Franklin Classic raises funds for Mercy Community Healthcare, a community health center in Franklin, TN.

Yes, you can change your distance registration at Packet Pick-up on Saturday or Sunday.

Top awards will be recognized on the race stage at the end.

Top awards include:

Top 10k Male and Female

Top 5k Male and Female

Grand Masters male and Female for 10k and 5k

Finishers who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a gender and race category.


The project itself will probably not be complete but it will be available to use. As of now the binder should be down and the street will be open back to public use before the run.


Registration Fees and Map

All registrations include a race shirt.

5k is $40
10k is $50
COMBO - 5K & 10K is $60
KIDS 1K is $15
Spirit Runner is $25, for Franklin Classic shirt collectors! (shirt only)
Price increase on August 19!

Mercy's Impact in the Community

The Mercy Franklin Classic benefits Mercy Community Healthcare located in Franklin, TN. Mercy provides quality, integrated healthcare for all ages with a focus on the underserved. Mercy believes in access to affordable healthcare for ALL. This includes primary care such as well and sick visits, behavioral and mental health services like counseling and psychiatry, chronic disease management and care coordination.

How the Franklin Classic got Started with Dick Gygi

Mercy Franklin Classic Sponsors – thank you!

Without the support on our sponsors, both monetary and in-kind, this run would not be possible!