FAQ

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

5k Trail Race = Anyone age 7 and over can run or walk in the . The Family Games require children to be at least of toddler age and above. Parental participation is encouraged and discretion is recommended. 

CAN I RUN/WALK THE 5K TRAIL RACE WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE REST OF THE EVENT?

Yes. You may register for the 5K Trail Race (run or walk) and the Games separately, or together, or just watch as a spectator.  

ANY GROUP DISCOUNTS?

  • Groups (or families) of 4 or more get a 25% discount
  • Use coupon code 25OFF online (or at walk-up)
  • Merchandise is not included
  • Larger groups can request a custom coupon code

WILL THERE BE A PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP BEFORE THE RACE?

Yes. Pre-race packet pickup will be on Friday, June 14th from 11 AM to 6 PM at The Cookery at 1827 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.

Directions

is the trail open for inspection and practice?

Yes. The 5K trail is open for inspection and training during Fontanel’s business hours every day and only closed occasionally for special events (such as a concert in the amphitheater). 

Any links about the trail?

Yes, visit http://runfontanel.com/maps  and https://www.fontanel.com/trails-at-fontanel for more info or call Fontanel at 615-724-1600 to check for any last-minutes changes which might prohibit you from accessing the trail.

CAN I BRING A RUNNING STROLLER?

NOT on the trail because of the rugged terrain, but they ARE encouraged for the awards ceremony and the Games. Please note that everyone must be registered to enter the gates., including infants. 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE?

Yes. every registration includes: a free Chick-fil-A continental breakfast' tasty snacks; cold bottled water; fruit drinks; You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages; coolers, blankets; folding chairs, etc.. And Cafe Fontanella is located on the premises offering an award-winning menu.  

IS THERE ANY CHARGE FOR THE HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES?

There is no charge for the air balloon rides (weather permitting). There are also lots of inflatables; the scavenger hunt; and other fun things to do included in the Family Games registration fee.

WHO SPONSORED THIS EVENT AND WHO BENEFITS FROM IT?

This event is sponsored by the Family Foundation Fund – a non-profit organization based out of Nashville, TN whose mission is to nurture boys with absent fathers into successful, Christ-centered manhood and to inspire and equip them to be productive citizens who reinvest into their communities. http://www.familyfoundationfund.org

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THIS EVENT?

19 years ago the Family Foundation Fund established this annual 5K Run/ Walk for Fatherhood to raise awareness for the need of fathers in the lives of at-risk youth in Middle Tennessee.

Fatherless youth represent 71% of High School dropouts, 70% of Juvenile Delinquents, 63% of Youth suicides, and the statistics are getting worse year after year.

ANY TESTIMONIALS?

 “The Fontanel 5k has been the best race I have ran in any of the last 14 states I ran so far. The race director along with the crew were the most friendlier and happy people I’ve met so far in a race. The course was awesome running on trails and of course cherry on top winning 1st place in my group and making our Uber driver a happy father’s day by giving him my $50 gift certificate to one of your local restaurants, I got for winning… what an unforgettable day!”  

- Contact Us -

5K AT FONTANEL TRAIL RACE & FAMILY GAMES

4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, Tennessee 37189

(615) 876-7170