MEDIA ADVISORY: Centerstone Hosts Inaugural Music City Mud Run

More than 500 people of all ages to race through muddy, educational obstacle course

On Saturday, August 18, Centerstone will hold the first Music City Mud Run at Peeler Park in Madison. Presented as part of Be in Charge, Centerstone’s teen pregnancy prevention program, the Music City Mud Run will offer participants a unique race experience as they run, sprint, climb, jump and crawl through a muddy course with obstacles designed to represent real-life challenges that adolescents and teens may face.

Music City Mud Run will feature a 2.7-mile timed race and untimed one-mile fun run that will have more than 500 Middle Tennesseans of all ages scaling up and down the banks of the Cumberland River and tackling obstacles that will have them crawling though waist- and neck-high mud pits. Signage and statistics posted along the course will offer tips on how to stay safe and healthy.

In conjunction with the race, there will be a Healthy Runners Fair, featuring local organizations providing race attendees and their families with information, games and prizes.

The Be in Charge program offers both school-based and community-based education programs to decrease the number of teen pregnancies in Middle Tennessee. It is fully funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health and offered to 26 counties in Middle Tennessee.

More than 500 kids, teens and adults from across Middle Tennessee
Centerstone staff and volunteers
Saturday, August 18
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT

Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.
Peeler Park
2330 Neelys Bend Rd.
Madison, TN 37115
Media are invited to attend and photograph the event. For questions or credentials, please contact Jenn Wade with Centerstone at 615.406.6923 (cell) or jenn.wade@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves nearly 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291- 4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.