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One week from today, downtown Franklin streets will be filled with runners participating in the Franklin Classic.

Every Labor Day, runners, joggers and walkers hit the streets of beautiful downtown Franklin for the Franklin Classic, a 10k, 5k and 1k Fun Run. The event is hosted by and benefits Mercy Community Healthcare.  Franklin Classic

Register online here or you can register at the event, registration opens at 5:45am. The 10K begins at 7am, the 5K begins at 8am and the 1K Fun Run begins at 9:30am. Newly added this year, kids in the 1k will receive a bib and timer chip. Learn more about what’s new for 2016 here.

See the Race Day Schedule below:

5:45 AM – Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
7:00 AM – 10K Run Starts
7:00 AM – Fun Zone Opens
8:30 AM – 5K Walk/Run Starts
10:00 AM – 1K Kids Fun Run Starts
10:30 AM – Awards Ceremony (5K & 10K)
11:00 AM – Fun Zone Closes

Mercy must raise over $1 million a year to cover their costs of serving uninsured patients. You can help them reach this goal by participating in the 38th Annual Franklin Classic, Monday, Sept 5th.

By taking part in the Franklin Classic, you are helping Mercy Community Healthcare serve the healthcare needs of our community. Here are a few things that Mercy provides.

  • More than 7,600 patients call Mercy Community Healthcare their home
  • Mercy Community Healthcare offers services for Pediatrics, Adult Primary Care, Mental & Behavioral Health, Care Coordination and Pharmacy.
  • 50% of Mercy Community Healthcare’s Child Patients are dealing with Chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
  • 70% of Mercy Community Health Care’s patients are uninsured, on TennCare (Medicaid), or Medicare
  • A sliding scale, self-pay program is available for patients without insurance.

In Mercy’s four county (Williamson, Maury, Hickman, and Marshall) service area, the patient to doctor ratio is more than 4,000 to 1. For Behavioral Healthcare, the ratio is more than 6,000 to 1. There are an estimated 50,000 uninsured persons in Mercy’s service area. Mercy has a staff of more than eighty full and part–time staff.

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