Fall Back 5K Run

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Shelby Park Sun, Oct 28 4:30 PM


Event Summary

Join Team Lightning as we run a 5k to support Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, an organization working to serve an empowered and united community in which the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing equally participate and are equally valued.

A virtual 5K means that you choose to do your 5K by your rules. You can run, walk, hike, crawl, dance, stroll, or any combination thereof—whatever it takes to cover a distance of 3.1 (5K) miles. Team Lightning is setting up a special opportunity to get out and run with a little bit of style and flair. That's right, we're donning our best aerodynamic (or not) Halloween costumes and running this race like Freddy Kreuger is right behind us! Whether you're a marathon regular or a couch surfin' regular Joe, we invite you to come get whacky with us and raise funds for a good cause. Best costume and fastest time will even get a special prize!

Once we've worked up a sweat, we'll be heading over to grab a happy hour drink (location TBD) in the Five Points / East Nashville area to make sure our costumes don't go unappreciated.

For the entry fee, all participants will receive a virtual runner’s bib that you can print and wear while running (or just paste in your scrapbook), a stylish t-shirt that pairs well with runner’s gear or jeans, and the knowledge that you just did something great for yourself and the deaf and hard of hearing communities!

Price: $25 (or if you don't run you can just donate $10). Register HERE. All funds go to support the deaf and hard of hearing, via Bridges.

Registration: Make sure you register HERE with Bridges but also register above (no additional payment needed) to let us know that you'll be running with us on Sunday, October 28th!

When: Sunday, October 28 at 4:30pm

Where: Shelby Bottoms Greenway (post-run Happy Hour TBD)

Kids Policy: The race is open to all ages! Stay tuned on updates for our happy hour outing, as age restrictions are at the discretion of the venue.

Pet Policy: Feel free to bring your furry friends! Just know that dog policies are the descretion of the happy hour venue (still TBD).

About Bridges

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was founded in 1927 by Margaret Lane Washington.  After learning she was losing her hearing, this young, Middle Tennessee mother, with no services available to her locally, moved to Washington, D.C. where she became a certified lip reading teacher.  In 1927, she taught her first speech reading class at the Watkins Institute in downtown Nashville.  That first class of thirteen students was the genesis of Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Ms. Washington remained a guiding light at Bridges until her death in 1991, seeing the organization evolve through different names and areas of focus into the comprehensive service organization we are today. 

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is nonprofit organization serving Middle Tennessee and parts of southern Kentucky.  We serve the more than 207,000 individuals and families in these areas living with hearing loss, providing education, outreach, case management, interpreting services, and more--always striving for a vibrant community of equality, access, opportunity, and self realization, a community in which all are welcomed and valued.


Now in our 90th year of service, we are grateful for our rich history and for the even richer opportunities before us.