United Way 5K/8K

Franklin, TN

Run for the Health of It -- The inaugural United Way 5K/8K run through Franklin, Tennessee.

Looking for a new adventure while challenging yourself at an 8K or 5K? Grab your friends and join us at Run for the Health of It, a United Way 5K/8K. Walkers and runners are welcome!

Saturday, April 13, 2019, we're in Franklin Bicentennial Park with a 7:30 am start for the 8K, followed by the 5K at 8:00 am. This race offers participants the chance to run park trails and along the Harpeth River by the quaint town of Franklin. Live music provided by Three Car Garage.

Franklin Bicentennial Park is located at 400 5th Avenue North (Franklin, 37064).


Presented by the United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) professionals group, United Way 5K/8K proceeds support United Way of Williamson County programs, which advance health and wellness, accelerate learning and education, and expand financial stability. For more information about United Way or ELU visit uwwc.org.


5K and 8K $25 until March 15, 2019 ($35 after March 15th)


6:30 – 7:15 am: Registration and packet pickup

7:20 am: 8K participants to starting line

7:30 am: 8K begins

7:50 am: 5K participants to starting line

8:00 am: 5K begins

9:30 am: Awards ceremony


The race start/finish is at Bicentennial Park, which connects to the greenway and continues along the Harpeth River. The course continues behind the Chestnut Bend community. 5K runners will stop prior to the Mack Hatcher underpass and reverse the route for their return to the original start. 8K runners will go through the Mack Hatcher underpass, loop around the Williamson County Recreation field, and return on the previous route.


Awards are presented to the first place male and female in the following age groups:

  • 10–19
  • 20–29
  • 30–39
  • 40–49
  • 50–59
  • 60+

Printable certificates will be available after the race through this website.

Open 5K/8K Map


Packet pickup is at United Way of Williamson County (209 Gothic Court, Suite 107, Franklin, TN 37067) on:
  • Thursday, April 11 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, April 12 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
On Saturday, April 13 packets are available at the run (at registration), beginning at 6:30 am.


Parking is limited at Bicentennial Park; however, additional free parking is available at the Fourth Avenue South Garage (123 4th Avenue South) and Second Avenue Parking Garage (108 2nd Avenue South).

  • Strollers and pets are not permitted. 
  • Portable toilets will be located at the start/finish only.

When & Where

Apr 13, 2019


7:30 AM

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