Rock n Roll Marathon
Marathon runners © Mike Spille
Music lovers take to the streets each year to run the Rock 'n Roll Marathon (or a half marathon), vying for trophies and prizes with all proceeds of the race going to charity. The race is part of the Rock 'n Roll Marathon series and is well-organized and smoothly run. The runners are encouraged by the strains of more than 50 bands on about two dozen stages set up along the marathon route, culminating in a massive concert with a top country star which is free for runners. The runs aren't too difficult, while the weather in April is perfect for running in Tennessee. There's also a cheerleading contest and even a small course for kids.