Boots For Troops 5K, Ruck Walk & Boot Run

Saturday November 14th, 2020

Franklin, TN

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4th Annual Boots for Troops RUCK WALK RUN 5K 

& Veterans Day Weekend Celebration 




Middle Tennessee's Only Charity, Military-Style, Off-Road 5K & Ruck Competition & Veterans Celebration 

  • Family Friendly

  • Military nonprofit village & displays

  • Vendors

  • Lawn games 

  • Leashed dogs are welcomed

Produced by and benefiting Memories of Honor. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, your race entry fee goes directly to help fund our mission and programs. 

  • WHEN: 11/14/2020 @ 9:00 AM 

  • WHERE: The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN 

  • WHY: Bring together veterans, first responders, civilians, and families of our fallen service members. This event gives all of us a way to say "Thank you" with our feet and allow everyone to put some miles in our military's boots literally. 

  • WHO: Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, Fido, and your cheering section. We will have a cheering station set up where your family and friends can make signs, grab a cowbell, and a small American flag. 



  • TBA


EVENT DAY Schedule 

  • 7:30 AM packet pickup & in-person registrations opens

  • 8:50 AM announcements, Colors & National Anthem 

  • 9:00 AM Start of 5K 

  • 5K Awards TBA 

Dogs and strollers are welcome: Please note that this is a cross country course and has a 1/4 mile section of off-road trail that is NOT suitable for wheeled transportation of any kind (there is a course cut for strollers).  Dogs MUST remain leashed, and owners must pick-up after bathroom breaks.

Grab your family, friends, co­workers, Church/Sports Club, and lace-up for our Military & Veterans! The BOOTS FOR TROOPS: 5K RUCK | WALK | RUN is the perfect opportunity to show your patriotism, as well as your love and support for those who have or continue to serve in our Armed Forces.  So… dig out and lace up a pair of combat boots, work boots, or running shoes and support our warriors in uniform!

What You GET 

  • Event t-shirt*

  • Unique Finisher Award 

  • Fallen Hero Memorial Bib containing the name of a fallen service member.

  • The opportunity to write a note of love & gratitude to the fallen hero's family and place it on our Wall of Gratitude. We will send these to the families at a later date. Anyone wishing to donate their medal back to the family of their fallen hero may do so. However, this is NOT mandatory. Scroll down the page to see photos of the Fallen Hero Memorial Bibs and The Wall of Gratitude. 

*You must register before the t-shirt cut off date which is 10/24/19. Anyone registering after that date will NOT be guaranteed a shirt.  


  • Individual

    • OPEN: Sign up to walk or run solo either in your favorite shoes 

    • BOOTS: Run or walk in combat boots (awards for fastest male and female in boots) 

  • Camaraderie Teams

    • Made up of friends/family/co-workers 

    • All ages 

    • Everyone can run or walk at their own pace

    • Individual team members are still eligible for age group awards. Teams do not need to start and finish together 

    • Award for largest pre-registered teams (this is calculated at the close of online registration) 

  • Corporate Teams

    • Gives companies and other associations the ability to pay for their employee's or members' entry fees.

    • Teams do not need to start and finish together. 

    • Click HERE for instructions on how to create a Corporate Team. 

  • 2-Person RUCK TEAM Competition

    • Military | Veteran

    • First Responders 

    • JROTC 

    • ROTC 

    • Civilian 

    • Battle of the BOX (this is for fitness centers bragging rights!) 



  • Top Male & Female in each division

    • 14 & Under

    • 15-19

    • 20-39

    • 40-49

    • 50-59

    • 60+

    • Boot Runner (must register under boot runner) 

  • Overall Male & Female

  • 2-Person Ruck Teams (top finisher in each division regardless of age or gender) 

    • Military | Veteran

    • First Responders

    • JROTC

    • ROTC

    • Civilian 

    • Battle of the BOX 

IF YOU ARE A MILITARY NONPROFIT, ORGANIZATION, OR MILITARY DISPLAY, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FREE OF CHARGE.  Please use the registration link at the top of this page to signup. 


Race Distances

Price Register
Individual 5K (open) Click to Find Out Register »
Individual 5K (BOOT RUNNER) Click to Find Out Register »
2-PERSON RUCK TEAM Click to Find Out Register »
Veterans Celebration (military nonprofits ... Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin, TN

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