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Gilda's Gang 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

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Shelby Park / Shelby Bottoms Greenway

1900 Davidson St.

Nashville, TN 37206

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The inaugural Gilda's Gang 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run is Sat., April 3 at Shelby Park / Shelby Bottoms - benefiting Gilda's Club Middle TN.

About this Event

Grab your family and friends and join us for an untimed run/walk through beautiful Shelby Park (aka Shelby Bottoms Greenway) in East Nashville - just 5 miles from our Clubhouse, down the road from Titans Stadium*. Or participate virtually from your own neighborhood! It's all for a great cause: Proceeds benefit Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee's free cancer support program. Together, we're ensuring no one has to face cancer alone!

  • Doors open: 7:00 a.m.
  • Pre-run/walk stretch led by Small World Yoga: 7:45 a.m.
  • 5K start: 8 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run start: 9 a.m.
  • Post-run fun until 10:30 a.m.

This is an untimed, all ages event. Children 12 and under don't require registration and are free (without T-shirt, but please ask for an extra race bib at packet pickup).

Participating virtually from your own neighborhood?

Great! A few days before the big event, we'll email you snapshots of some of the interesting landmarks we'll be passing as we run/walk through Shelby Park. See how many such landmarks you can find as you run/walk in your community and share them on social media - tagging Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee each time (#GildasGang). This way, we can follow along with you as you participate virtually! (Hint, hint: You may feel especially successful if you find yourself running/walking near playgrounds, bridges, murals, and ducks!)

How We'll Help Keep Gang Participants Safe:

We are committed to ensuring COVID best practices are adhered to throughout our event:

Packet / T-shirt pickup will be held outside at our clubhouse. In the event of bad weather, we'll provide car-side service. Please wear a mask. Our volunteers will be wearing masks (and gloves), too.

On race day:

  • We ask that all event attendees wear a mask any time they are within 6 feet of anyone not in their pod. All of our volunteers will be wearing masks and helping enforce safety best practices.
  • We'll have plenty of hand sanitizer placed throughout the event area.
  • In any area where people may congregate (check-in table, food area, etc.), we'll have volunteers helping with safe spacing.
  • At the start line, we'll have red "X"s on the ground to help ensure safe spacing.
  • Water stations along the course will be self service with pre-set cups or bottles.
  • We'll take a similar approach with post-race snacks and drinks: All items will be self-service with pre-set bottles and grab-and-go snack cups.
  • Lastly, we’ll be making announcements throughout the event, reminding people to participate safely as a show of respect for all event attendees. Masks should only be removed when participants are safely distanced from those outside of their pod. When in doubt, we ask all event guests to wear a mask.

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About Shelby Park

Shelby Park (aka Shelby Bottoms Greenway) is a short drive from the Gilda's Club clubhouse. When you turn left onto Davidson Street, follow it until the stop sign located near the Vinny Links Golf Course. Continue through the stop sign and to the playground. Plenty of free parking is available alongside the playground and on the far side of the youth baseball field. The Riverview Shelter, where we'll be gathering to both start and finish our run/walk is on the Cumberland River side of the road, directly across from the playground.

Our 5k course begins at Riverview Shelter, loops around Sevier Lake, and extends into Shelby Bottoms Greenway - ending where we start. Our 1-mile course begins at Riverview Shelter and is .5 into Shelby Bottoms Greenway and back. Both courses are beginning courses.


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A huge thank you to our Gilda's Gang Event Committee!

Danielle Gilbert,* Co-Chair, Bruce Lyon,* Co-Chair, Ronald Addlestone, Jessica Averbuch, Mick Brown, Tish Doochin, Kellie Givens*, Leslie Kling, Rabbi Laurie Rice, Trent Robinson, Mary Beth Thomas*, Stephanie Townsend, and Jule West*

*Denotes legacy Gang members

About Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including those diagnosed and family and friends.

Free of charge to everyone – thanks to our generous donors – Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s evidence-based program for adults, teens, children, and families includes support groups, health and nutrition coaching, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures, and community resource information. Offering approximately 70 professionally-led support and networking groups, and more than 80 educational workshops and lectures each month – either online or from our midtown Nashville location, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is able to make a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer. We build community, so no one has to face cancer alone.

View our 2019/2020 Annual Report to learn more about our impact: 2019/2020 Annual Report.

About Dr. Gail Addlestone & Gilda’s Gang

During her lifetime, Dr. Gail Addlestone was many things to many people…a daughter, wife, mother, friend, and trusted pediatrician. For those of us at Gilda’s Club, yes, Gail was each of these things, but, somehow, within our walls, she managed to still be more.

Gail first became involved with Gilda’s Club as a volunteer. Having lost her own mom to ovarian cancer, she was passionate about our mission from the very start. But, then, just a couple of years later, Gail was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

As Gail endured surgery, chemo, radiation, and more, she took on her second role at Gilda’s Club: Member. Gail participated in our weekly Moms Support Group and opened the door for us to serve her father, husband, daughter, and friends. Soon, sadly, Gail had to stop practicing medicine. This is when she changed roles yet again. This time, she became a part of our staff, serving in a way that combined her two passions: exercise during cancer treatment and supporting Gilda’s Club. Gail accomplished much while working for Gilda’s Club, but is perhaps best known for establishing what would later become Gilda’s Gang – a half-marathon training program and fundraiser that raised more than $1.3 million for Gilda’s Club between 2006 and 2017.Since her death in 2007, Gail’s legacy has been recognized by Gilda’s Club in a number of ways. Gilda’s Gang was named in her honor, and she was celebrated posthumously with the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration in 2011. In addition, in 2018, the Dr. Gail Addlestone Community Building Award was created and is presented annually.

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Join Us for Some FREE Online Training!

Whether you’re running, walking or cheering from the sidelines at the 2021 Gilda’s Gang 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run, we invite you to participate in any or all of these FREE, virtual training sessions. Hosted alternately by long-time Gilda’s supporters and event co-chairs – Personal Fitness Trainer Bruce Lyon and Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach Danielle Gilbert – each session is geared toward anyone who wants to get moving in a smart, safe way. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Session 1: Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9 am at: https://zoom.us/j/2327097074

Gilda's Gang Series: Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance with Stretching with Personal Fitness Trainer Bruce Lyon. Learn in-home exercises and stretches to help you safely complete a 5K run/walk or any cardio activity. Techniques will focus on increasing strength, flexibility and balance with the goal of preventing injury and enhancing performance.

Session 2: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 am at: https://zoom.us/j/2327097074

Gilda's Gang Series: Anti-Inflame Your Life with Food and Lifestyle with Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach Danielle Gilbert. In our 5k training program, we are promoting not only movement, but also continued health and well-being. In this session, we will discuss the tenets and benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. Not only will this way of eating and living benefit your body on race day; it will serve your overall health for years to come.

Session 3: Saturday, March 13 at 9 am at: https://zoom.us/j/2327097074

Gilda's Gang Series – Dressing for Fitness Success with Personal Fitness Trainer Bruce Lyon. In this session, we’ll look at how proper attire and other preparations can help assure an injury, pain-free free walk/run.

Session 4: Saturday, March 27 at 9 am at: https://zoom.us/j/2327097074

Gilda's Gang Series – Food as Fuel with Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach Danielle Gilbert. In this class, we will learn about the best foods to help provide energy for training, race day, and beyond. Additionally, we will discuss the best ways to support your immune system to keep your body healthy, fit, and strong all year long.

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Shelby Park / Shelby Bottoms Greenway

1900 Davidson St.

Nashville, TN 37206

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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