The City of Franklin is sponsoring its third annual 5k Cross Country Fun Run at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm on Saturday, October 5th. The Run, being held in conjunction with Family Day, includes a 5k run and dog dash, and a 3k walk. The Park is located at 239 Franklin Road (across from the Factory). Registration is $20.00 per person with or without dog; $15.00 for kids 12 and under; or $50.00 for family or organization groups (up to four). Walkers with or without their dogs will pay a $10.00 registration fee. All dogs must be kept on leash. There will be a $5.00 fee if you register the day of the event. All proceeds will go to United Way.
The 5K Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m.; the Dog Dash begins at 8:45 a.m.; and the walk begins at 9 a.m. For those who don’t pre-register, registration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Registration forms and course maps are available at our website at www.FranklinTN.gov/parks. Click on “What’s Happening Now.”
Family Day at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is also scheduled for October 5th. It is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will feature plenty of activities for the entire family. The day will include hay rides and children’s train rides, fishing/casting in the pond and a variety of games and inflatables for all ages. The event will feature a petting zoo, and horsemanship demonstrations. Everything during Family Day is free, but there will be a small fee for snack items which include: shaved ice, popcorn, hot dogs, corn dogs, burgers and fries, and drinks.
A Franklin landmark, Harlinsdale Farm, was established in 1935, and was once called the most significant historic farm associated with the modern Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. The Park at Harlinsdale is a passive park, maintaining and protecting the farm history.
Both events are sponsored by the City of Franklin Parks Department. For more information please call the event hotline at 615.550.6947.