Music City Distance Carnival

6/26-6/27/2020 Nashville, TN US 37203 Directions

Elite High School Races

Events: Invitational High School Girls' 800m (Entry Standard: 2:18.80) Invitational High School Boys' 800m (Entry Standard: 1:56.50) Invitational HS Boys' High School 1 mile (Entry Standard: 4:24.00) Girls' High School 1 Mile (Entry Standard: 5:12.00) Invitational Boys' High School 3200m (Entry standard: 9:36.00) Girls' High School 3200m (Entry Standard: 11:45.00)

Elite Pro/Post-Collegiate Races

Events: Invitational Women's 800m (Entry Standard: 2:10.00) Invitational Men's 800m (Entry Standard: 1:50.90) Invitational Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Entry Standard: 9:05.00) Invitational Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Entry Standard: 10:40.50) Invitational Women's 5000m (Entry Standard: 17:20.00) Invitational Men's 5000m (Entry Standard: 14:23.00) Invitational Men's 1 Mile (Entry Standard: 4:08.50 - no HS runners allowed) Men's Invitational 1500m (Entry Standard: 3:48.20) Women's Invitational 1500m (Entry Standard: 4:27.00)

Open Races

Events: Open Boys' & Men's 1 mile (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Open Women's & Girls' 1 mile (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Open Women's & Girls' 800m (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Open Men's & Boys' 800m (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Women's Open 5000m (Entry standard: 20:00.00) Men's Open 5000m (Entry Standard: 18:30.00)

Kids' Races

Events: Kids Superhero 200m (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Elementary School Girls' 800m (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Middle School Girls' 1 Mile (No entry standard - ALL COMERS) Kids' 400m Steeplechase (5 sets of 2' high Hay Bales)

Masters Races

Events: Men's Masters (over 40) Mile (Entry Standard: 5:10.00)
MCDC postponed to new tentative date of Friday-Saturday June 26-27, 2020

New Date: 6/26-6/27/2020

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and an ability to secure a track facility that will allow us to move forward on our original date, we are looking at Fri-Sat June 26-27 as our new tentative dates, but cannot confirm 100% yet, since the situation is so fluid. Please stay tuned as things progress.

Stay up to date by checking the meet website -, and follow the event's Instagram page @RunMCDC.    


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We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Vanderbilt Track & Field Facility
Natchez Trace
Nashville, TN US 37203

The Music City Distance Carnival is the most exciting running event in Tennessee. This is the 18th year and we have a taken it up a notch with an increased prize purse. However, this meet is for all ages and abilities with races for kids, masters, high schoolers, college students, and post-collegiate/pro runners alike. More info at


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