Country Music Marathon is located in Nashville, TN. The route begins in Centennial Park and continues along many of Nashville's sights including music row, Belmont University, the State Capitol Building, the Cumberland River, Shelby Park, Shelby Bottoms Greenway, and ends outside LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. Many bands and high school cheerleaders entertain runners and walkers and friends, families, and neighbors join in cheering everyone on. The marathon is followed by an evening concert which has previously featured Sara Evans, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Brad Paisley, and Lee Roy Parnell among others.
The marathon was first held in April, 2000 when 3230 men 2589 women completed the event. As popularity for the event grew, a half-marathon was added in 2002. This was soon followed by the addition of a kids marathon. The number of participants in the 2008 event exceeded 30,000 total entrants.
Unlike some of Nashville's other marathons, e.g.
Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, and Greenway Marathon, the Country Music Marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
In April 2008, Team
Hooprama hula hooped the Music City Half-Marathon (21.0975 kilometres (13.1094 mi)) to raise awareness for Hooping for Hope. [1 ]
Past winners [ edit ]
Key: Course record
References [ edit ]
List of winners
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 36°09′55″N 86°46′24″W / 36.16528°N 86.77333°W