April 8, 2017

Come to our Wellness Festival! Join our biggest fundraiser of the year – a stigma-free morning where everyone is welcome. We’ll have live music, a Community Walk, certified 5K Run and a village of vendors at Shelby Park in Nashville.

You can help! This is a fun event with a festival atmosphere. We are expecting 700 people for our certified 5K, Walk and Village of Wellness vendors.

New this year is chipped timing for the 5K and the Missing Runner Scavenger Hunt. Complete our mobility friendly Community Walk for teams and individuals and receive a free slice of Hunt Brothers Pizza. Be sure to visit the Village vendors.Well behaved, leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome to our Pals With Paws registration. Event schedule and registrations below.

Things we need volunteers to help with:

  • Signage for parking and 5K
  • 5K & Parking monitors
  • Registration
  • Village Volunteers
  • 5K Start/Finish
  • Pals with Paws dog hosts
  • Layout run and walk courses in the early morning of the race
  • Set up tables and tents for vendors and sponsors
  • Keep the pledge momentum going on Twitter and Facebook
  • Help with breakdown and return of loaned property

5K Registration

5K signup

To access 5K Race packet CLICK HERE

Individual Walk Registration

Volunteer Here

To Volunteer CLICK HERE

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What? You haven’t heard the story?

It was a gorgeous day for the inaugural NAMI Davidson 5K. The water stations were placed (you might want to remember that, it’s kind of important later) , the course signs were laid out and the course monitor &volunteers were in place readyto cheer on the runners.

Fifty-two eager runners gathered at the start. The Mental Health Cooperative was out in force. Nashville Rollergirls decided to get in on the fun at a decidedly leisurely pace. Others came ready to flex their muscles in an early season warm up. The air horn sounded and they were off!

The crowd cheered as they looped the lake and ran past the village. They got smaller in our view as they ran for the trestle. Pack leaders swiftly entered the Shelby Bottoms Greenway to the encouragement of the monitors.

It was a picture perfect day. A quick turn to the left at the first loop in the greenway and the runners would emerge out the other side of the shaded greenway.

We said … a quick turn to the left at the first loop in the greenway and the runners would emerge out the other side of the shaded greenway. Runners? Has anyone seen the runners?

……. Oh no! Our runners are missing! But, we planned and we plotted and we did everything we were supposed to do …… except for one little detail.

As it turned out that fateful day one water station was placed just beyond that quick turn to the left taking our runners into the longer loop in the greenway.

That day some runners ran a 6K, a 7K and one 8K-one got off the course and never came back to the start.

For that missing runner and the others that shared that first 5K with us with grace and good humor we dedicate this folklore of the NAMI Davidson 5K.


6:30-7:30 AM(Limited 5K Registrations Day of Event Until 7:30)

5K Check-In/Registration, Chip Timing Prep

7:30 AM Village of Vendors opens

8:00 AM 5K Run Start

8:30 AM Walk Team Captain Check-in

9:00 General Walk Check/In Registration Opens

9:10 AM Team Pictures begin

9:30 AM 5K Award Presentations

9:50 AM Walk Line up and Sponsor/Team Recognition

10:00 AM NAMI Davidson Community Walk to Celebrate Mental Wellness

11:00 AM Thank yous and Close