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Mt. Juliet BPAC Announces 3rd Annual Community 5K Walk, Run & Roll

Mt. Juliet BPAC Announces 3rd Annual Community 5K Walk, Run & Roll

Mt. Juliet BPAC Announces 3rd Annual Community 5K Walk, Run & Roll

 

Mt. Juliet, TN – The Mt. Juliet Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) presents the third annual Walk, Run & Roll on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

The event calls attention to physical fitness and raises awareness of BPAC projects, which to date have resulted in 5 approved grants and over three million dollars for Mt. Juliet infrastructure.

This year’s event features three courses that start and finish at the pavilion in Sgt. Jerry Mundy Park, located at 300 Mundy Memorial Drive in Mt. Juliet.

The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 and is free to the public.

To see the courses, or preregister visit http://www.cityofmtjuliet.org/mjbpac.cfm.

There are two courses for walkers and runners, with the short course covering 3.1 miles and will travel along Belinda Parkway, South Rutland Road, Stratford Drive and Legacy Park Road.

The longer course is 4.5 miles. Cyclists follow the same roads on a 5.5 mile loop and are invited to do multiple laps.

This is a family-friendly event with several water stops including Mt. Juliet Fire Station #1.

Walkers, runners, and cyclists of all skill levels are invited to attend and cyclists are required to wear a helmet.

For the third year in a row the Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club will be sponsoring a childrens bike give away.

Everyone attending under the age of 12 is eligible to enter. Sign up will be at the registration table and the drawing will be conducted after the ride. You must be present to win.

“Phase I & II of the new Cedar Creek Greenway and a safe route to school sidewalk leading from Woodland Place to Elzie Patton Elementary School are the three most recent grants secured by the BPAC.

“Our objective is to create safer walking, running and biking opportunities for the residents of Mt. Juliet, and these three grants are a big step in the right direction” said Art Giles, Mt. Juliet City Commissioner and Chairman of the BPAC.

“If you walk, run or ride we invite you to join us on Sunday the 18th to show your support for these local projects.”

The Mt. Juliet BPAC is made up of volunteers from the community with the goal of guiding the city plans for safe walking, running and cycling infrastructure improvements.

The BPAC is an advisory committee to the City Commission with no decision or policy making authority.

Walk, Run or Roll but don’t miss this special event!

For more information, please email info@mjbpac.org.

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