Run For Missions - 2019

Sunday 7th April 2019

Franklin First United Methodist Church: 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K, 1K


  • 5K Runner/Walker - Individual Age group/open
  • 1K Fun Runner - Individual Age group/open
  • Family (max of 5 participants) - 5K or 1K - Family - Age group/open


This is the FOURTH year of the revived Franklin FUMC Run for Missions. If you've been around Franklin for decades, you may remember our church's run back in the 1990s. Since then our church has moved to its new location at Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road with enough land for an entire 5K race on the church property.

Come ready for a fun afternoon of running or walking around our more than 100 acres, music by the Grateful Bluegrass Band, and homemade baked goods for prizes! A half mile of the course is on a grass horse track, so expect a little grass on your running shoes. 

The missions committee at FUMC helped determine where the proceeds of the race will go according to current needs. This year half of the proceeds will go to Take The Reins (an horseback riding ministry serving special needs kids and young adults in the Franklin area run by FUMC members Jerry and Sharon Clement). A quarter of the proceeds will go to help fund the FUMC Youth summer mission trips, and the final quarter will go to the general mission budget (both local and international) of the church.  

REGISTER BY March 20th to guarentee yourself a T-shirt in the size you want! 

Event details and schedule

Packet Pickup: Saturday 4/6/19 from 8am-12pmand Sunday morning 830am-2pm at Franklin FUMC. 

Schedule for Race Afternoon 4/7/19: 

- Day-Of Registration: 8:30am to 2:00pm. 

- 5K Race Begins: 3:00pm. Runners, walkers, baby joggers/strollers are all welcome. 

- 1K Fun Run Begins: 4:15pm. 

- 5K Course Closure: 4:30pm. 

- Awards: 4:30pm will be the goal! Prizes to the Male and Female Top 3 Overall and Top 3 Age Group Winners (by five year increments from under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, and so on). 

Parking: Free parking at Franklin FUMC. 

Water Stop: Provided at approximately the 1.5 mile mark. 

Waivers: To be signed at the time of registration (either online or at event). 

What to wear: Dress for the weather which could be chilly winter or beautiful spring!

Food/Drink: Water, sports drink, fruit, and other refreshments available after the run. 

Organised by

Franklin FUMC Run for Missions

120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin

Phone: 6159750591

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