Nashville’s Country Music Marathon takes place on April 26th, with an estimated 30,000 people expected to race and thousands expected to attend the event as spectators. As well as the full marathon, there’s also the half-marathon and the 5k event. For this year’s race, the starting point is downtown on Broadway. 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the race.
Country Music Marathon: Additional Events
Throughout the course, there will be live music events to keep the runners motivated, as well as a health and fitness expo at the Music City Convention Center on Thursday and Friday just prior to the event.
Details of Health & Fitness Expo:
- April 24: 12:00pm-7:00pm
- April 25: 10:00am-7:00pm
More details on the health and fitness expo can be found on the event’s website.
Impact on Traffic
It’s important to remember that to make an event like this happen, there will be road closures that will impact public transport, local traffic, and possibly Advance Financial customers. Our store on Jefferson Street will remain open, and we will be handing out orange slices to runners as they pass by the store. We want to make sure our customers are taken care of, too, and will be ready to serve if you need to visit Advance Financial for any reason. However, please allow extra time when visiting the store during race time.
For up-to-date information on travel impact, please check out the road closure information page on the Country Music Marathon’s website. Streets will be reopened as the final runners complete the race and course material has been removed.
To keep up with race-day events, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where we will be posting updates throughout the event. To keep up with the conversation surrounding the race, the official hashtag is #RunCMM.
*photo credit to voteprime