Wednesday Aug 22 – Run Safe, Run Together

Route #7

This week we run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood. . The unique Spanish architecture makes this area unlike anything else in East Nashville. Read about it’s history and join us for a run tonight.

Lots of turns on this route. For everyone’s safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Don’t run in the middle of the road or cross the road before you get to an intersection! Please obey the traffic signal and cross in the crosswalk at the traffic light at Eastland and Chapel (near Rosepepper Cantina)! After the traffic signal, stay on the far left and stay single file over the bridge. Once you cross the gully, there will be a bike lane and then a sidewalk.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Safety

It’s been a hard and tragic week in our neighborhood. A good time for this reminder: just because you’re running with a big group doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be constantly aware of your surroundings. If you must run with headphones, keep one ear open. But the safest thing is to ditch the headphones and partner up with another runner or 2. Pass the miles with a conversation during your run keeping your eyes and ears open. Look out for each other, don’t leave anyone out on their own, and as a good friend of mine always says, “keep your wits about you!”

Parking

Post Tomato Fest Summer and Fall Wednesdays draw some of our biggest crowds. We love seeing all of your faces! A large crew means that parking in 5 Points gets to be tight for everyone – we are not the only group in 5 Points on Wednesday evenings. Your best bet is to get here as early as you can, and/or use our super secret parking location at East End UMC (but remember you need to be out by 8:00pm). Park smart – don’t leave any valuables visible in your car. Lock ’em up in the trunk. Try to carpool if you can, or better yet, just run over if you live here on the east side. We’re asking specifically that you try to avoid parking in front of Fanny’s House of Music (just across the street from where we meet) – parents are often picking up and dropping off kids for music classes. It’s part of our effort to be good neighbors!

 

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