Saturday April 11, 2015
5K: 8:00 AM One Mile Trot: 9:00 AM
102 Riverside Dr. Columbia , TN
The Mule Day Kick 5K Run is a certified 3.1-mile run through downtown Columbia. One -Mile Trot The 1-Mile Trot is a shorter all ages event immediately following the 5K race.
The 15th Annual Mule Kick 5K and One-Mile Trot is a huge event associated with Columbia’s Mule Day celebration, and draws nearly 1,000 runners and exercise enthusiasts from all over. The Wellness and Aquatics Complex is proud to host a long-standing event that supports our mission for a healthier Maury County, with proceeds supporting many health and wellness programs and services for residents who may otherwise not have access. [/xt_lead_text]
In partnership with the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, the Mule Kick 5K will benefit the Parks and Recreation’s playground programs along with the Wellness and Aquatics Complex.
Reserve your spot early and save! All registration rates include a t-shirt. Women’s, Men’s and Youth sizes available.
and Frequently Asked Questions
The race begins at the Riverside Elementary School near downtown Columbia, TN. The course will meander through the Riverside neighborhood, return on Riverside Drive, and then onto a paved path in Riverwalk Park.
The course is relatively flat with one significant hill. You’ll especially like the long down-sloping last mile along the river.
Pick up your T-Shirt and materials April 10th at the Wellness & Aquatics Complex from 12 pm – 6 pm or on the day of the race, April 11th, beginning at 6 am at Riverside Elementary School Gymnasium.
Race Day Information
The race location is 102 Riverside Dr., Columbia TN. From Hwy 31 (North Garden St.) at Subway take 5th Street east, go two blocks, cross the Duck River bridge, parking is available on the neighborhood streets after the parking lots fill. The 5k starts at 8:00 a.m.; the 1-Mile run starts at 9:00 a.m. Awards will begin after the 1-mile run. Dressing up for the event is encouraged. The race will be Chip Timed.
Amenities and Activities
Throughout the morning, family activities and refreshments are available in Riverwalk Park.
VolunteerInterested in volunteering for the Mule Kick 5k? We have opportunities for volunteers to help in the afternoon on Friday, April 10th or Saturday, April 11th (race day) in the morning. Please click here to sign up!
Walking Is Encouraged
We encourage walkers to enter the 5K race. Enjoy the 3.1-Mile course and refreshments afterwards. The walkers start at the same time as the runners at 8a.m. in the back of the crowd.
Participants of all ages are encourage to participate in the 1-Mile Trot. Adults who run in the 5K may accompany his or her child for free.
In partnership with the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, the Mule Kick 5K will benefit the Parks and Recreation’s playground programs along with the Wellness and Aquatics Complex’s community support programs such as the aquaponic garden, nutrition education programs and community weight loss challenge.
Award ceremony will be held immediately following the 1-Mile Trot at the Riverwalk pavilion.
1st through 3rd place finishers in the following categories of the 5K will receive awards: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65-69, 70+ and over. Additionally, men’s and women’s overall, men’s and women’s master overall.
The 1-Mile Trot is for all ages, but only youth will be eligible for awards. Youth awards will go to the top three finishers of the following ages in each gender: 4 and under, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12.