April 26, 2012

Mayor’s Field Day set for May 5

Mayor Karl Dean is bringing a free citywide Field Day to Nashville as his newest health challenge event, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a proud supporter of the event.

Mayor’s Field Day with the Tennessee Titans will take place at LP Field from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, as a way for residents to come together and learn fun ways to be active outdoors.

The event will feature an obstacle course and educational fitness fair, as well as on-field games such as a classic sack race, water relay and fun team-movement activities in a relaxed, tournament-style format.

Field Day is free and open to youth and adults of all ages and fitness levels.

The event is hosted in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, and current and former Titans players, cheerleaders and team mascot T-RAC will participate in the day’s activities.

Mayor’s Field Day builds on the momentum of last year’s Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor program, in which more than 4,000 people participated, and the Mayor’s 5K Challenge Walk/Run, which drew more than 5,000 participants last fall.

Healthy snacks and water stations will be provided during the Mayor’s Field Day. In addition, the LP Field parking lot will be open for tailgating, and food trucks will be on site offering healthy meal options for purchase.

Free parking will be available at LP Field in lots A, B, C and D.
Volunteers are needed for this event. There will be two shifts: 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To volunteer, contact Mary Pat Teague at marypat.teague@vanderbilt.edu.