Run Club

The Tennessee State Parks Run Club program 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 provides opportunities to get families and children outside and enjoying Tennessee State Parks in a fun and healthy way.

There are currently 15 Run Clubs across the state from Memphis all the way to Roan Mountain, with more being added each year. The clubs target middle school and elementary students, but anyone is welcome to join!

Each run club hosts a race throughout the year at their park and all the clubs are invited to travel and participate in these events. These races generally include a 5K, and a 1-2 mile fun run. If you’re looking for a way to become more active in our State Parks, then this program is for you!

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