The Tennessee State Parks Run Club provides opportunities for families and children to get outside and enjoy Tennessee State Parks in a fun and healthy way. The program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health and is dedicated to offering the opportunity for participants to have a running coach, learn about exercise and healthy habits, and develop teamwork and leadership skills.
There are currently 20 Run Clubs across the state from Memphis all the way to Roan Mountain, with more being added each year. Joining the Tennessee State Parks Run Club is a great way to explore the state while staying active and having fun! All ages are welcome to participate in this FREE program. A few of the benefits of joining a Run Club are:
- Weekly practices held at participating parks
- FREE race entry to all Run Club races (5K, 2 mile, 1 mile)
- Discount codes to long distance races (triathlons, ultra-races, marathons)
- A supportive and encouraging running community
Are you ready to join a Run Club or start a Run Club at your park? Program coordinator, Heather Spiva will be glad to help and answer any questions. You can email her at Heather.Spiva@tn.gov.