The Tomato Festival and the accompanying East Nashville Tomato 5k are just around the corner (August 9). (1) We want you to run and (2) we could use your help at the festival, so please take a moment to read below.
First, Wednesday’s Run…
Remember, you can meet us at 6am or 6pm (or both) at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. (If you meet with us in the morning, you need to bring your own water. We’ll have water and some treats at the evening run…)
I know we’re biased, but the Tomato Festival is the best street festival in Nashville. And this year there are more bands, more vendors and if this 80 degree weather keeps up fewer people in the medical tent! East Nasty is a big part of the festival, and we want you to get involved as well:
Run the Race
The race benefits the Margaret Maddux YMCA, which shares the vision of making healthy living available to everyone in this community. You can sign up on line here, or you can sign up Wednesday night at the run. (You will be able to pay by credit card.) Just remember, if you don’t sign up, you will suffer the wrath of Drew Jones, who will have access to a microphone that morning…
Volunteer for the Festival
Every year, East Nasty has a booth right in front of 3 Crow Bar where we offer free water, and we sell our t-shirts. First, the festival is usually scorching hot, so providing a “water stop” is a great way for us to add to the festival. Next, we sell East Nasty t-shirts at the booth. This is our big fund raiser for the year. (I’m sure you’ve noticed that everything we do is free – but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any expenses…) We need 12 volunteers who are willing to work a 2 hour shift to help out at the booth. Would you consider helping us out?