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Music City's most festive 5K  invites elves, grinches, and sugar plum fairies to light the way for Santa's arrival at the Nashville Christmas Parade.

This family-friendly event is perfect for runners, walkers, joggers, and merry-makers of all ages and abilities.

Whether this is your first 5K or your 50th, you'll walk away with a the spirit of the season in your heart, knowing that you're helping families and seniors stay warm this winter. 100% of proceeds benefit NeedLink Nashville.

Registration fees

Adult (19+) Closed

Registration closed
    1. $20.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 31
    2. $30.00
      Aug 1 – Oct 31
    3. $35.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 30
    4. $40.00
      Dec 1 – Dec 2

Teen (13 - 18) Closed

Registration closed
    1. $20.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 31
    2. $25.00
      Aug 1 – Oct 31
    3. $16.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 26
    4. $30.00
      Nov 26 – Dec 2

Child (12 & Under) Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Jul 1 – Jul 1
    2. $20.00
      Jul 2 – Oct 31
    3. $12.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 26
    4. $25.00
      Nov 26 – Dec 2


Q: Do people dress up?

A: Yes! Wear your festive best for Rudolph's costume contest!

Q: Is the Red Nose Run dog-friendly?

A: Well-mannered, friendly dogs are welcome, and we'll even have a pet costume contest!

Q: Can I run with a stroller?

A: Little reindeer and their sleighs are welcome! We will ask strollers to line up near the back, and experienced stroller runners to line up near the middle. No registration fee is needed for a child in a stroller, unless they want a commemorative shirt and finisher ornament of their own. (Youth Small is our littlest shirt.)

Q: Do you have an early packet pickup?

A: Yes! You can pick up your race packet from 3:30 - 6:30 on Friday, December 1, at Nissan Stadium. Park in Lot R, and look for the big tent!

Q: What is the race route?

A: This timed, certified 5K starts at Nissan Stadium, crosses the Pedestrian Bridge, and includes portions of Broadway, 2nd Avenue, 1st Avenue, and the perimeter of Nissan Stadium.

Q: What does my registration include?

A: In addition to the timed 5K, you will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt, finisher ornament, and post-race hot chocolate and cookies!

Q: Cookies are awesome, but I'll need breakfast that morning. Will there be other food?

A: That Awesome Taco Truck and My City Kitchen will be on site, so you can grab a bite to eat before heading to the Christmas Parade.


To volunteer at the Red Nose Run, please sign up through Hands On Nashville. 




  To request and accomodation, please call Jann Seymour, (615)269-6835 x 4 or email

Event Schedule

  • December 1 3:30 PM CST - Early Packet Pickup at East Bank Landing

  • December 2 6:30 AM CST - Race-Day Registration & Packet Pickup

  • December 2 7:15 AM CST - Lineup @ Victory Way

  • December 2 7:30 AM CST - Race Begins

  • December 2 7:45 AM CST - Race Day Festivities @ Race HQ

  • December 2 8:15 AM CST - Awards

  • December 2 8:30 AM CST - Nashville Christmas Parade

Contact Information

Event Location

Nissan Stadium, Titans Way, Nashville, TN, United States

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