Event Overview

An estimated 30,000 runners and walkers will turn out for The Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on April 25, 2009. The route winds through beautiful downtown Nashville beginning at Centennial Park, running along Music Row and ending outside LP Field. Live bands play along the route making this run unforgettable.

We’re in it to win it — for the kids. PBH team members will raise critical dollars for New Hope Academy’s Scholarship Fund. We’ve made fundraising easy. You’ll receive sample letters and emails, resources on corporate matching and creative ideas to put the fun back in FUNdraising!

We’re serious about training. PBH team members will receive top-rated training plans, expert trainers, weekly group runs and walks, an information-packed website, weekly training tips, instructional clinics, and a PBH medical team.

We’re wired for teamwork. In addition to exceptional training, the Powered by Hope staff will cultivate team spirit and personal transformation with branded promotional gear, weekly emails connecting runners to the children of New Hope Academy, fundraising prizes and celebration meals.

A few perks never hurt. Each PBH team member will receive a race day jersey, a training shirt highlighting their team and some other fun stuff for the journey. PBH will happen rain or shine. Be sure to check out whatpowersyou.org frequently for updates and for additional PBH merchandise.