New Titans 5K Announced to Kickoff Football Season August 25




• Event starts and finishes at LP Field and includes 'Play 60'  half-mile kids race
• Participants to receive a game ticket with race entry
• Course map and player appearances to be announced at a later date
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans and the organizers of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan, today announced a partnership and launch of a new 5k running event to kickoff the 2012 NFL season on Saturday, August 25.

"The Tennessee Titans are excited to partner with the Competitor Group on our first 5K run at LP Field," said Don MacLachlan, Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Titans. "We welcome the opportunity to host this fun community event as we kickoff the 2012 NFL season and are looking forward to a successful event where our fans can celebrate a healthy and active lifestyle as well as an enjoyable visit to our beautiful stadium."

"For 14 years the Country Music Marathon has been an exciting tradition in Nashville, and this new race with the Tennessee Titans is another opportunity to encourage health and fitness in our community," Mayor Karl Dean said. "I am pleased to see terrific running events built around country music, and, now the Titans – which are both a big part of who we are as Music City."

Each race participant will receive a ticket to one of 3 select Titans games of their choice- Indianapolis Colts on 10/28, Houston Texans on 12/2, or Jacksonville Jaguars on 12/30. All participants will also receive a Nike branded "Titans 5k" running shirt. The event will also include a NFL 'Play 60' half mile fun run for kids.

"We are thrilled to announce a new running event in Nashville this year, once again showcasing how Nashville has truly become one of America's great running cities," said Tracy Sundlun, SVP of marathon organizer Competitor Group. "This partnership with the Tennessee Titans will unite both runners and football fans, and we look forward welcoming participants of all abilities as we kickoff the 2012 NFL season in August."

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