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Lace up for these fall races around Music City

🍂 Leaf your competition in the dust at these 9 fall races and fun runs.

Runners leaving the start line at a race

Get pumped for the 2023-2024 Nashville Predators season at the Fangtastic 5k. | Photo via Nashville Predators

Lace up your running shoes, Nashville — fall race season is sprinting into view. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, there’s a run for everyone.

Note: All listed times are the start times of the first race.

Hustle for the House | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 7:30 a.m. | $24+ | Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood | This 5k and 1-mile fun run is designed for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities — and you can even register your pup for $10.

The Whiskey Run | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 7:30 a.m. | $54+ | 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy. | Choose from a half-marathon, 10k, or 5k with Wheeler’s Raid whiskey sampling at the finish line.

Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 7 a.m. | Downtown Nashville | TBA | Enjoy a 3.1-mile walk or run near Bridgestone Arena — registration includes a ticket to a select Nashville Predators game and more.

Golden Pheasant Triathlon | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 8:30 a.m. | Shelby Park and Bottoms | $55+ | Participants will kayak 2 miles on the Cumberland River, bike 8 miles on the Shelby Park greenway, and run a 3-mile loop around the park in this non-competitive race.

St. Jude Walk/Run | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 9 a.m. | Nissan Stadium, Lot C | Set your own fundraising goal | Walk or run while raising money for childhood cancer research.


All proceeds from the race benefit the nonprofit Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association. | Phtoto via @nashvilleoktoberfest

Nashville Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 8 a.m. | Historic Germantown | $43+ | The scenic route starts and finishes at the intersection of 7th Avenue North and Jefferson Street — all runners age 21+ will receive a celebratory 20 oz. Oktoberfest beer.

Nashville Ultra | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7 a.m. (optional 5 a.m. start time) | Cornelia Fort Airpark | $120+ | This ultramarathon course offers 50-mile, 50k, and 50k ruck march options on the greenways in and around downtown.

Nashville 1/2, Marathon & 5k | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 7 a.m. | First Horizon Park | $49+ | You’ll be greeted by post-run entertainment beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Girls On the Run’s Fall Season Celebratory 5K | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 a.m. | Two Rivers Park | $40+ (adults), $30+ (children) | The GOTR Race Village will open at 7 a.m. with Happy Hair, face painting, coffee, selfie station, poster decorating, and more.

Racing ahead to the end of the year? Stay tuned for more info on turkey trots and holiday-themed runs.

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