Never too young or old to run

Tanner Cook • Updated Jun 12, 2018 at 11:44 PM

The State of Franklin Track Club puts on numerous road races throughout the calendar year and also gives back to the community, like giving out a scholarship to graduating seniors that are members.

Throughout the summer, the club puts on a series of four track meets on Tuesday nights that are open to community and are absolutely free.

All ages are eligible to participate — no matter how young or old, one just needs to come ready to run fast on the track.

On Tuesday night at Daniel Boone High School, the first meet was kicked off with well over 70 registered from all different ages to run events ranging from the 100-meter dash to the 1-mile run.

“This is a great opportunity to get the community involved and show what the track club has to offer,” said track club President-Elect Patsy Cantor. “We have more than just kids that are running on the high school track teams out here competing. We have 4-year-olds out here, and that is the next generation of runners.”

The club will be back next week with a meet that starts registration at 6 and events begin at 6:30 p.m.

The meet will be at David Crockett High School with the next week being back at Boone.

The fourth and final meet will be at David Crockett again on July 10.

All of the mile races at the track meets are part of the Kids Festival of Miles that takes place throughout the year.

The open mile races for adults are also part of the Adult Mile series that also runs throughout the year.

For more information on events, visit www.runtricities.org for all upcoming road races, group runs and summer track meets in the Tri-Cities area.

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