Saturday April 2, 2016
5K: 8:00 AM One Mile Trot: 9:00 AM
102 Riverside Dr. Columbia , TN
The Mule Kick 5K is a certified 3.1-mile run through the Riverside community and park near downtown Columbia. The 1-Mile Trot is a shorter, all ages event immediately following the 5K race.
Hosted by the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation, the 16th 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 southern Middle Tennessee. The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation is proud to host a long-standing event that supports its mission for a healthier Maury County, with race proceeds supporting many health and wellness programs and services for residents who may otherwise not have access.
Reserve your spot early and save! All registration rates include a t-shirt. Women’s, Men’s and Youth sizes available.
Saturday 6:30 – 7:30a.m.
and Frequently Asked Questions
The race begins at Riverwalk Park, heads toward Riverside Elementary and then meanders through the historic Riverside neighborhood before returning onto Riverside Drive and then onto a paved path through Riverwalk Park alongside the Duck River. The course is relatively flat with one significant hill. Participants will enjoy the long down-sloping last mile along the river.
Packet pick up before race day is strongly encouraged. Early packet pick up will be available at Riverside Elementary School on Friday, April 1st from 4:30 – 7:30pm in the gym. Day-of packet pick up will begin at 6:30am in the same location. Please allow plenty of time for packet pickup if you plan to pick up your packet on race-day.
Race Day Information
The race location is 102 Riverside Dr., Columbia, TN. From Hwy 31 (North Garden Street / Nashville Highway) at Subway take 5th Street East two blocks and cross the Duck River bridge. Parking is available along N. Main Street on the West side of the bridge and on neighborhood streets if the Riverside Park and Riverview Elementary parking lots are full. The 5k starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 1-Mile run starts at 9:00 a.m. Awards will begin after the 1-mile run is complete. Appropriate and tasteful costumes are encouraged. The race will be chip-timed.
Amenities and Activities
Throughout the morning, family activities and refreshments will be available in Riverwalk Park.
VolunteerInterested in volunteering for the Mule Kick 5k? Contact the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation at 931.380.4075.
Walking Is Encouraged
Walkers are encouraged to enter the 5K race to enjoy the 3.1-Mile course and refreshments afterward. The walkers start in the back of the crowd at the same time as the runners at 8a.m.
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.
Proceeds received from the Mule Kick 5K are used for projects that include community health initiatives, community education and outreach, as well as other local health-related projects. Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to the race for the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation Food Pantry that provides food care packages to hospital patients in need at discharge, as well as to benefit the Family Center food pantry.
The award ceremony will be held immediately following the 1-Mile Trot at the mini amphitheater near 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, as well as men’s and women’s master overall will be awarded.
The 1-Mile Trot is for all ages and ribbons will be presented to the top three finishers of the following ages in each gender: 4 and under, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12.
Interested in being a sponsor for the 2017 race? Contact the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation at 931.380.4075