Nashville’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which also includes a half-marathon, 5K and 6.15-mile race, is being rescheduled for the fall, due to COVID-19. The event was originally moved from April of 2020 to November, and then rescheduled for April 24-25, 2021.
“After evaluating the current status and impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with local officials, we regret to share that Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville cannot take place as originally scheduled on April 24-25 in the interest of both our participants and host community’s health and well-being,” a statement reads on RunRocknRoll.com. “While this is a disappointing way to start the year, officials from Rock ‘n’ Roll and the City of Nashville feel confident the event will be better positioned for a strong return in the Fall of 2021.”
Unfortunately, a specific date cannot be announced yet, until the Tennessee Titans finalize their fall schedule.
“Based on Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville utilizing Nissan Stadium as a key venue for the event, the new Fall 2021 race date is dependent on the Tennessee Titans home schedule and thus will be confirmed and communicated as soon as the NFL schedule is available for us to work through with host city officials and stakeholders,” the statement continues. “Our team will continue to work hard developing and refining operational plans in a manner consistent with local community objectives and within the guidelines and recommendations set by public health entities as it relates to COVID-19. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Safe Return to Running guidelines will be updated as policies are refined and can be viewed here.”
Registered participants will receive an email with more information.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon boasts numerous musical acts throughout the race course, along with a concert at night for registered participants. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Keep track of updates here.