Mercy Franklin Classic

Thank you for joining us ON FRANKLIN PUBLIC SQUARE, FRANKLIN, TN on Labor Day, September 2, 2024! 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. 


For more information:
Director of Events, Raye McDonald


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.


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

Franklin Classic Weather Policy

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.

Where do I pick up my shirt and bib?


Saturday, August 31:

Sunday, September 1, 2023:


Where can I find race results?


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

When does registration end?

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

What is your refund policy?

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

Can I change my registration to a different distance?

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

What awards will be given?

Awards are given to both male & female 10K & 5K runners.

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in age groups
  • Grand Masters
  • Masters
  • Overall Fastest

Combo 10K & 5K male and female Overall Fastest


Are you interested in sponsoring Mercy's biggest fundraiser! This year is our 25th anniversary! Proceeds from the Franklin Classic benefit programs and services of Mercy Community Healthcare. If you would like to pay for your corporate sponsorship, you can do it here! For more information, contact our Director of Events, Raye McDonald at

A sponsorship will benefit your company by:

Associating your business with positive, health-related event!
Engage your employees.
Be visible in the community!
Get your products directly into the hands of participants.


All registrations include a race shirt.

5k is $45
10k is $55
COMBO - 5K & 10K is $65
KIDS 1K is $15
Spirit Runner is $25, for Franklin Classic shirt collectors! (shirt only)
Price increase on August 19!

Registration for 2024 opens on April 15!


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!

2023 Franklin Classic Gallery

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