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Tom King Classic

March 4, 2023

Nashville, TN

Join us in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee on March 4th, 2023 for the Tom King Classic Half Marathon race! Enjoy a scenic course and a post-race celebration with friends and family. Don't miss out on the chance to run this inspiring event!
Join us in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee on March 4th, 2023 for the Tom King Classic Half Marathon race! Enjoy a scenic course and a post-race celebration with friends and family. Don't miss out on the chance to run this inspiring event!
Participants run the half marathon Tom King Classic in Nashville, Tennessee in March!
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About The Tom King Classic

The Tom King Classic Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee is an annual race that takes place each year on the first Saturday in March. The route is a scenic one around the city of Nashville, taking runners past some of its most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods.

The half marathon begins at Shelby Park near downtown and winds through many of Nashville’s vibrant neighborhoods including East End, Midtown, Germantown and Hillsboro Village. From there it heads south to 12South for a loop around Sevier Park before heading back up Music Row with views of Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University. The last stretch takes you along Franklin Pike back to Shelby Park where the race ends with fans cheering from the sidelines as runners cross the finish line.

March weather in Nashville can be unpredictable but typically ranges from cool to mild temperatures during this time of year. Runners should prepare for anything from sun to rain or even snow depending on the day’s forecast! The crowds are usually large and enthusiastic no matter what kind of weather they’re running in; locals come out to cheer on their friends or family members while spectators enjoy watching all levels of athletes tackle this challenging course.

What makes this half marathon special is that it honors former Mayor Tom King who was known as “Mr. Nashville” due to his lifelong dedication towards improving life for citizens living in Music City USA. All proceeds raised by entry fees go directly towards programs designed by Mayor King including providing housing assistance, educational opportunities and employment training for those living below poverty level incomes within Davidson County (Nashville).

If you like flat courses surrounded by beautiful scenery then look no further than the Tom King Classic Half Marathon! With great weather conditions (most years), friendly faces cheering you along every step plus knowing your entry fee will help make a difference locally – what more could you ask for?