Run Nash Presents the Nashville 1/2, Marathon & 5K: Uniting Runners, Inspiring Lives

Run Nash is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Nashville 1/2, Marathon & 5K, taking place on October 28th, 2023.

NASHVILLE, TN – September 25, 2023 – Run Nash is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Nashville 1/2, Marathon & 5K, taking place on October 28th, 2023. The race has earned its reputation as a premier running event in the heart of Music City, and this year promises to be even more special. Participants will embark on a scenic route that winds through the historic streets, offering breathtaking views of the city's landmarks, live music, and the unique energy that makes Nashville unforgettable.

This iconic event brings together runners from all walks of life to celebrate the spirit of resilience and determination. In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle and the joy of running, this year's event showcases the incredible stories of two participants whose journeys have inspired us all.

Inspirational Stories:

Dusty H.: Overcoming the Odds

Dusty from Clarksville, TN will be running the Nashville Marathon with a story that truly embodies the theme of resilience. Just a few years ago, Dusty weighed over 500 pounds, facing health issues that threatened his life. Through sheer determination and unwavering commitment, he embarked on a transformative journey that saw him shed an astounding 300 pounds. Dusty's story serves as a beacon of hope for anyone striving to overcome adversity and take control of their health and life. His participation in the marathon is not only a personal triumph but also an inspiration to others facing similar challenges.

Robyn B.: Conquering Breast Cancer

Robyn from Spring Hill, TN was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in December 2021. Her battle against cancer was filled with courage, determination, and the unwavering support of her loved ones. After months of grueling treatments, Robyn emerged victorious and is now cancer-free. Her story serves as a source of strength for others and is a testament to the importance of early detection, and the unbreakable human spirit. Robyn's participation in the Nashville Half Marathon is a celebration of life and an inspiration to all who face adversity.

"We are honored to have Dusty and Robyn join us for this year's event," said Malain McCormick, Owner/Operator of Run Nash. "Their stories remind us that the human spirit is capable of incredible feats, and running is not just about crossing a finish line but also about the journey that gets us there."

The Nashville 1/2, Marathon & 5K is open to runners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a truly inspiring event that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. Registration is now open on the official event website at

About Run Nash

Run Nash is a Nashville based event production company that focuses on creating professionally managed experiences for participants of all levels. Run Nash, formerly I Run For The Party and What Do You Run For, is the largest locally owned race organization and has been producing events for over 15 years. Our ambition is to create fun events for all levels of runners and walkers that encourage healthy living, involve the whole family, and support local charities. Learn more at