2019 Nashville Urban Runoff 5K & Water Quality Festival

Sat August 3, 2019 Nashville, TN 37206 US Directions

2019 Nashville Urban Runoff 5K

7:30AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
1900 Davidson St.
Nashville, TN US 37206

Nashville’s Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), and the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) have teamed up together once again to host the Urban Runoff 5k run in Nashville. The run is being held in Shelby Bottoms Park and Greenway and weaves its way past several cool and innovative green stormwater management practices.

Exact t-shirt size cannot be guaranteed once registration is at 300 participants. 

Race Info

Date: August 3, 2019

Shelby Bottoms Park and Greenway  1900 Davidson St.  Nashville, TN 37206

Festival and 5K start and Finish line will be near the silver melting bird statue and Sevier Lake

Start Time: 5 km Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m.

Inclement Weather: The race will be held rain or shine


Registration Fee:  $30

Packet Pick Up Friday, August 2, 2019 11am-2pm near the melting Silver Bird at Shelby Park.

Race Contact Info

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Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd males & females in the following categories: Overall, Under 14, 14-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 50-61, 61 and over. 

Other awards presented will be- top team, fastest dog, and fastest stroller.

Water Quality Family Fest

The Urban Runoff will lead into a pre and post-race, family festival from 6:30am – 10:30 a.m. The Festival celebrates clean water and green infrastructure and includes kids’ activities, hands-on education, and more! Contact jennifer.watson@gallatintn.gov for more information.

Grant Opportunity

Watershed Quality Contest Overview:

In order to promote the implementation of local watershed quality stewardship projects, a portion of the proceeds generated from the Urban Runoff 5K (UR5K) will be awarded back to the community through one watershed quality award of $1000.00. Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) will have the opportunity to submit specific stewardship proposals that will be judged by the UR5K Planning Committee.   The committee is seeking projects focused on Pollutant Runoff Reduction Implementation. Contest entries include any proposed project that involves the implementation/installation Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will improve runoff within a specific watershed.  Examples BMPs could include, but not be limited to, rain gardens or other bio-retention basins, tree plantings, downspout disconnection, rain barrels, etc.    

Eligibility: The UR5K Prize can be awarded to any Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that submits an application with a signed Implementation Certification Statement that attest the award money will be utilized to implement the project as submitted in the contest entry form. NGOs can submit proposals for both Watershed Quality Award categories. NGOs are not required to be tax-exempt organizations for eligibility in this contest.

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