Runners and walkers of all ages to run historic grounds at this family-friendly event


The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the Battle of Franklin 5k and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, November 11 to raise funds for the preservation of Carter House and Carnton.

The 5k route will begin and end at the McGavok Confederate Cemetery at 8 a.m. with the route consisting of the Eastern Flank Circle and Lewisburg Avenue. The quarter-mile Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and will take place alongside the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Participants will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of historic Franklin as they run or walk through the picturesque path.

The cost for participants 12 years and older is $30 for pre-registration and $40 for day-of registration. Children under the age of 12 can participate in the Fun Run for $15. Registration cost includes a commemorative 5-shirt, water and post-run treats. All proceeds benefit The Battle of Franklin Trust.

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. for 5k runners and walkers and 9 a.m. for the kids’ run run participants.

Participants can register online at or on-site at the event. Parking is available for both runners and observers at the Eastern Flank Event Facility.

For more information please visit or contact Jayde Jacobs at (615) 794-0903 or

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.