Franklin 4 the Cure, an effort on behalf of cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is bringing some excitement to the annual 5K fundraising event held each year in the Westhaven community.
This year, the event called the “Colorful Run 4 the Cure” will take place on Friday evening, Sept. 16, 2016, and will include multiple color zones where runners get covered head to toe in colored corn starch powder. In addition to the 5K course, the event will also feature a separate, shorter route for younger runners.
The run/walk is suitable for all ages and will wind through beautiful paved trails and streets in the Westhaven Community. Participants are encouraged to register, form teams, and do additional fundraising. At the end of the run there will be an event area with vendors, food, beverages and a night time Color Party. This Color party will include huge color throws every 15 minutes, music, dancing and much much more!
*Optional: There will be a mile long kids course for a shorter run*
The following night, Saturday, Sept. 17, is the Concert for the Cure that will take place in the Westhaven Residents’ Club. This year’s headliner is Kelli Pickler. Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. (https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=ad8371). Proceeds from both events will benefit cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The starting online registration price is $35. The Event Day price is $55. Children age 10 and under may register online for $15. The walk-up price for children is $20.
Click on the link http://www.thegraffitirun.com/events/franklin-tn/ and follow the instructions to register. Packet Pick Up will be held in the grassy area northeast of the Westhaven Realty Building (Look for Graffiti Run Flags), 1001 Westhaven Blvd #100, Franklin, TN 37064.
Packet pickup is available 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 15, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.