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2020 Annual Walk, 5K and Village

Walk, Run, Strut your Pup with NAMI in Greater Nashville

Looking for a great activity for families, friends, service groups or employee team building? You found it! The annual NAMI Davidson Walk, 5K & Village with Pup Parade! is a fun event. As you walk, run, paint, step into the photo booth, or boogie to the live music, you will making a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Middle Tennessee. By joining our Wellness Festival, you help us help others as they travel down the path of behavioral health recovery and into a new normal.

Just Jumping in for the 5K?

Independent runners are welcome to join us. Use us as a warm up for bigger races to come or come to support our good cause. Dogs and sports strollers are welcome, but must stay behind competitive runners. Please see our Race Packet for race rules.

Have fun and change lives. Form a fundraising team to benefit our programs in support of people with mental health issues and their families and loved ones.

Get your own mini-website. Gather your co-workers, church goers, business colleagues, fellow students or Greek members, family or friends. Join one of our friendly annual team rivalries.

Teams include 5K runners, walk participants and Pals with Paws doing the Pup Parade. Dog registration fees are counted in team totals. Team members also include donors that do not have to be present to contribute to your team total. Team goal is $1000. Teams raising at least $500 qualify for a team pictureAny amount is welcome.Can’t make the event? Virtual teams are available. Contact or call 615-891-4724

We need you! Volunteers are the gas in the engine – they make us go. Volunteer shifts start at 4am with early riser tent and table setup. Help is needed with all registrations, course layout, Pup Parade, 5K support, walk support and breakdown.

We track hours for service documentation for schools, community service and corporations. Need more info? Click on the volunteer button or contact us 615-891-4724 or


Be in GOOD COMPANY – Join Our Growing List of Sponsors

Vanderbilt Behavioral Health joins us for the 7th year in a row as our $5000 Premier Event Sponsor. Kidlink, Mental Health Cooperative, United Healthcare, Raymond James, Amerigroup, Centerstone, Addiction Campus, HCA TriStar Skyline Madison and others, join us as major sponsors. We treat our sponsors like gold! Major sponsors get a tent, table, 2 chairs, a table top kit and help in with their displays. Every sponsor, including small business sponsors, get logo placement on the t-shirt, email blasts and year round on the NAMI Davidson website. This year’s event is expected to register 1000 people. TO SPONSOR CLICK HERE for online sponsor registration. To receive a paper Sponsor Packet or to be put in contact with a current sponsor for reference please call 615.891.4724 or email

CLICK HERE to go to our Gallery and pictures from some of our past walks.

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