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
Tennessee State Parks Run Club is a program geared towards increasing outdoor exercise and encouraging overall utilization of our State Parks. This 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 12 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! If you are interested in joining a Run Club, starting a Run Club at your park, or have questions please email Emily Stevenson at Emily.Stevenson@tn.gov.