Howl at the Moon 5K Run coming in October

Howl at the Moon 5K Run coming in October | Howl at the Moon, La Vergne Parks and Recreation, La Vergne news, 5K

Runners will compete under the light of the full moon during the annual Howl at the Moon 5K Run in La Vergne. Registration is now open for the annual event scheduled on Friday, October 16 starting at 8:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

The entry fee is $25 for pre-registration (due Tuesday, October 13) and $30 the day of race. There are 12 age divisions ranging from young runners under 13 years old to senior citizens ages 65 and up. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category.

"Howl at the Moon has traditionally been a summer event, but we scheduled it a little later to take advantage of cooler weather," said A.C. Davis, Director of Parks and Recreation. "We have some very nice door prizes thanks to Severn Trent and other sponsors, and we will be giving away tshirts to the first 150 entries."

All proceeds from the Howl at the Moon 5K Run are returned to parks programs planned for children. For registration information, visit the city web page at