October 7, 2017
Race Info: The Grey Ghost 5k presented by Tri Star Bank is named for General John Bell Hood. He was the commander of the Confederate troops stationed in Spring Hill (at Oaklawn Plantation) and charged with not allowing the Union forces to get north to Franklin and eventually Nashville. Many say he had been wounded in battle and was either intoxicated or delirious from pain medication, but the Union soldiers crept within 200 yards of Oaklawn and got past his soldiers. The next day the Battle of Franklin took place, which many say was a huge pivotal point in the war.
Beneficiary: Partners 4 Parks is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, passionate group that seeks to promote health and wellness through the enhancement of passive and active parks, greenways, open space and recreational activities in the Williamson and Maury County communities of Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, TN. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for the residents in the Williamson and Maury County communities of Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, TN by promoting health and wellness through the development of passive and active parks, greenways, open space and recreational activities.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Beautiful Grey Ghost plagues are awarded for 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place in each age group (men’s and women’s) in 5 year increments starting at 9 – 10 going all the way to 75+. Men’s Overall, Women’s Overall, and Master’s Awards are also presented.
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