Potato to Tomato 2018!


It's back! Join our 2018 'Potato to Tomato' Training - the best couch-to-5k program in Nashville!

We at East Nasty know that if you are not a runner it can be hard to get started. We also know that it IS possible to get yourself trained from being a non-runner to being able to run a 5K in 8 week's time. That is why every summer, we conduct a FREE couch-to-5k training program. The “Potato to Tomato” is an eight-week program designed to prepare ANYONE to run the YMCA East Nashville Tomato 5K. We especially want those of you who have never run before, or are coming off a long hiatus! Beginning June 16th we will meet three times a week for training: Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm, and Saturday mornings at 7am. Most of the time we will meet in Shelby Park at or near the Nature Center. After 8 weeks, we will culminate by running the YMCA East Nashville Tomato 5K race on August 11th 2017!

The 2018 Potato to Tomato program is starting soon! Come to an informational meeting at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville on June 5th at 6:30pm, check out the details below and sign up! If you have any questions, email us at p2t@eastnastyforlife.com.


Anyone...unless you are currently a runner! This program is designed to help those who have yet to find the motivation to commit to a training program. If you are currently a runner, you are welcome to join us, but only if you bring a friend who is not a runner! (Accomplished runners: if you are looking for a group to run with, join the regular East Nasty run on every Wednesday at at 6pm.)

When and where?

From June 16th through August 11, 2018 we will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Our first meeting will be on Saturday June 16th at 7 a.m. outside of the entrance to the Shelby Park Nature Center. (Monday and Wednesday evenings we will always meet in Shelby Park at the Nature Center)


During the course of 24 workouts, participants will progress from walk/runs to run/walks to steady running. Most workouts will only last between 30 and 45 minutes and we will celebrate our success by running the East Nashville Tomato 5K race on Saturday, August 11th ...without walking!

View the Training Plan


Sign up! Then attend our informational meeting at Margaret Maddox on June 5th at 6:30 p.m. Or just show up on Saturday June 16th at 7 a.m. at the Shelby Park Nature Center for the first workout!


Just some sweat, a few pounds and three hours a week! That’s it. The training is free, a gift from East Nasty to our community!

Note: there is an entry fee for the East Nashville Tomato 5K race. IF the cost of the race entry is a financial burden, please let us know. We can connect you with resources at the YMCA to help!


If you would like an official East Nasty Potato to Tomato 2018 tech t-shirt (not required, but they are awesome!) you can order one soon. Details to come!