Wednesday, July 27

The Biggest Weekend of the Year for East Nashville

The East Nashville Tomato Fest is on August 12 - 13, which of course includes the East Nashville Tomato 5K on Saturday at 7:30am. Obviously we want you to participate in the race, but it's a big day for us and we need volunteers to help us at the festival. Read below to see how you can help.

1) Run in the East Nashville Tomato 5k race.

The race starts at 7:30am at East Park and there will be East Nasties all over the place. This is our goal race for the Potato-to-Tomato Group, so cheer these folks on as they tackle what for many of them seemed like an unattainable goal!

2) Volunteer before the race.

We have additional opportunities for East Nasties to be a part of the 2016 East Nashville 5k’s 10th anniversary.  Due to the continued growth and popularity of this annual race, the Y is wanting to move to a wave start to alleviate congestion at the start of the race.  Volunteers are needed to assist in the corals based on estimated pace.  The Y is looking for 5 – 10 pace/coral volunteers to help separate and start the various groups.  If you are interested in this or would like to lead this effort please contact Jeremy Taylor at 615-424-7794 or

3) Work the East Nasty ‘water tent booth’ during the East Tomato Fest.

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. East Nasty will have a tent set up right in front of 3 Crow Bar and we will be serving free water to anyone who is thirsty during the Tomato Festival. It is our way of giving back to the community as a thanks for letting us run on the neighborhood streets. We need volunteers to work a 2 hour shift. The volunteers will be passing out water, selling shirts, refilling coolers, getting ice, and spreading the East Nasty cheer. SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT HERE. Be sure to wear an East Nasty shirt. Contact Mark for more details:

Speaking of Shirts…

At the Tomato Festival we will be bringing back some old favorites and releasing our 2016 East Nasty shirt.   As always graphic designer extraordinaire Duane Stephenson has created a masterpiece!

Now for this week's run...

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New Route #6


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