Thousands Expected to Attend Franklin Classic on Labor Day

Start Line of the 2018 Franklin Classic Benefiting Mercy Community Healthcare

More than 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate in the 2019 Mercy Community Healthcare Franklin Classic while another 1,000-plus line the streets of Franklin to cheer for those participants during this Labor Day tradition. Proceeds from this event benefit the services and programs of Mercy Community Healthcare, which provides comprehensive healthcare for approximately 10,000 patients in Middle Tennessee.

The annual Franklin Classic takes place Labor Day, Monday, September 2, on the Public Square in Franklin, offering 5K and 10K races open to anyone regardless of age or skill level, as well as a 1K Fun Run for children. Race times start at 7:30 am for 5K runners/walkers, 8 am for 10K runners, and 1K fun run starts at 9:30 am.

In addition to the races, Christ Community Church will host a Kids Zone with inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and more. Live music will be provided by School of Rock Franklin.

Online registration will be available until Sunday, Sept. 1, and walk-up registration will be available the day of the race in the Square. For more information or to register, visit


WHAT: Franklin Classic
WHEN: Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2

Race Day Schedule

6:15 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens
7:20 a.m. – 5K Participants to Start Line
7:30 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk Starts
7:30 a.m. – Kids Zone Opens
7:50 a.m. – 10K Participants to Start Line
8:00 a.m. – 10K Run Starts
9:30 a.m. – 1K Kids Fun Run Starts

WHERE: The Square in Downtown Franklin

About Mercy
The Franklin Classic benefits Mercy Community Healthcare, located in Franklin.  Mercy Community Healthcare provides integrated primary care to the under-served in Williamson and surrounding counties. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Mercy offers many services beyond primary care, which involve behavioral health counseling, psychiatric services, as well as complete care coordination, including services like chronic care management and assistance with social services. These services are available to patients of all ages, both insured and uninsured. The Mercy staff opens their hearts to every patient and family and are committed to treating the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. From shots to wellness checks to counseling, Mercy makes long-term, lasting health more possible than ever.

  • Mercy Community Healthcare serves nearly 10,000 children and adults each year.

  • Mercy’s patients live in 30 counties in Tennessee and Kentucky, including Williamson, Davidson, Marshall, Maury and Rutherford County.

  • Medicare, TennCare and private insurance are accepted.

  • A sliding scale, self-pay program is available for patients without insurance. No one is turned away – everyone is welcome!

  • Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families.

As a non-profit community health provider, Mercy depends on the support of private donations to operate. For more information or to get involved, please visit