August 31 - September 08, 2020

2020 Mercy Community Healthcare's Virtual Franklin Classic (

August 31 - September 08, 2020 Organized by GroundWorks Management

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About this event

August 31, 2020 - September 08, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Williamson County’s favorite Labor Day tradition – Mercy Community Healthcare’s Franklin Classic – has gone virtual! The race will include a 5K, 10K and a 1K Kids Run. A virtual race means you can run on your own time, on your own course. Register now to say you’re “ALL IN” for the mission of Mercy!

About Mercy Community Healthcare
Proceeds from the Franklin Classic benefit the programs and services of Mercy Community Healthcare, which provides integrated healthcare for children and adults. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Mercy offers many services beyond primary care, which involve chronic care management, counseling, psychiatric services, and care coordination. These services are available to patients of all ages, both insured and uninsured.

The Mercy staff opens their hearts to every patient and family and are committed to treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit. From shots to wellness checks to counseling, Mercy makes long-term, lasting health more possible than ever.

Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families.

More about Mercy

  • More than 11,000 patients call Mercy Community Healthcare their medical home.
  • Mercy offers pediatric primary care, adult primary care, integrated mental health services (counseling and psychiatry), and care coordination (wrap-around services such as referrals to specialists and dentists, and other basic needs assistance).
  • 63% of Mercy’s patients are uninsured, on TennCare (Medicaid) or Medicare.
  • A sliding scale, self-pay program is available.
  • About 26% of Mercy’s patients deal with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
  • In 2019, Mercy had 52,000+ total visits, which included 21,960 for counseling/therapy and 6,236 for psychiatry (medication management).
  • Mercy’s School-Based Counseling Program exists in 31 schools in Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District and Marshall County Schools.
  • Mercy Community Healthcare is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with locations in Franklin and Lewisburg, Tenn.

Event details and schedule


  • $40 – 5K, 10K, 15K (includes a tech race t-shirt)
  • $15 – 1K Kids Fun Run (ages 9 & under as of 9/7/2020, includes a cotton race t-shirt)
  • $25 – Spirit Runner (includes a tech race t-shirt)

Event registration will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

You must register by Friday, Aug. 7, in order to guarantee a t-shirt in the size requested.

There are no refunds for any reason for this event.



Friday, August 28 | Saturday, August 29 | Sunday, August 30
Noon-5 p.m.
Fleet Feet | 330 Franklin Road in Brentwood

Monday, August 31 from 2-4 p.m. | Tuesday, September 1 from 9-11 a.m.
Mercy Community Healthcare | Administrative Offices | 128 Holiday Court, Suite 105 in Franklin

If you missed packet pick-up, you may pick-up your t-shirt on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Mercy Community Healthcare’s Administrative Offices located at 128 Holiday Court, Suite 105, Franklin, TN 37067.



Run or walk the race – on a course of your choosing – anytime between Monday, Aug. 31 and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Download the Active Experience App to Track Your Time & Upload Race Photos

The Active Experience App will allow you to:

  • Track and upload your time
  • Upload training and race photos
  • View course maps
  • See results/the leaderboard

Not running one of the courses provided? The Experience app will also let you know when you have finished a 5K, 10K or 15K.

Download it in the App Store or Google Play, and search "Franklin Classic."

Uploading photos to your own social media accounts? Don't forget to tag us!

@FranklinClassic on Facebook
@MercyCommunityHealthcare on Instagram
@MercyinFranklin on Twitter

And use the hashtags #FranklinClassic and #ALLINforMercy


Race Management provided by GroundWorks Management.



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With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local, state and federal authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Franklin Classic may be subject to a schedule change.

Mercy Health Services, Inc. and GroundWorks Management will work with officials in order to determine if the 2020 Franklin Classic should be cancelled and turned into a virtual race. We will communicate with participants as soon as possible by email. If you have additional questions, please contact Race Director, Kortland Fuqua, via email at This is a continually evolving and challenging time globally and we recognize that cancellation is possible. However, it is our goal to protect our community and to respond as advised by public health agencies and authorities.

Update – July 3, 2020
Because Gov. Bill Lee has extended the State of Emergency in Tennessee until Aug. 29, 2020, we have decided to change the 2020 Franklin Classic into a virtual race. This Executive Order includes a limit on “social and recreational gatherings of 50 or more persons, unless adequate social distancing can be maintained.” We know there wouldn’t be as many people in downtown Franklin on Labor Day, but we have determined we will not be able to properly social distance for an in-person event. As a community health center, our priority is the safety of race participants, which includes many of our patients, and our staff and volunteers.

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