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18th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Event a Day of Celebration and Remembrance 

The busiest spot in Lebanon on Saturday morning, September 11th was the Sherry’s Run 5K! Over 2500 participants and volunteers from 15 states gathered to take part in the 18th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope.

The Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Sherry’s Hope organization. This year more than $300,000 was raised from the event. The tremendous support of the community will allow the Sherry’s Hope organization to provide financial assistance, spiritual and emotional support for families in Wilson County and surrounding communities who are battling a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The 2021 Sherry’s Run 5K was in honor of Gabby Aulds.

The 2021 Sherry’s Run 5K was in memory of Al Ashworth, Cathy Carey and Wendi Welch Warren.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk! There were 110 teams who participated. The following teams received awards:

            Most participants on a team: Wilson Bank & Trust

            Most money raised (over entry fees): Whit’s Warriors and Wilson Bank & Trust-This was the first time there has ever been a tie! Each team raised over $25,000!

            Most team spirit: Running For Gabby

            Team t-shirt competition: Bad To The Bone (Marrow)

Congratulations to the race winners:

            Female Overall Winner: Karalynn Meyer

            Male Overall Winner: Nathan Mangrum

            Female Masters Winner: Ginny Miller

            Male Masters Winner: Brandon Fox


Click here for a complete listing of all winners by age category and runner times.

Be sure to save the date for the 19th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 10, 2022!


Sherry’s Hope is a non-profit organization that works throughout the year to provide hope to families battling cancer in Wilson County and surrounding communities by offering emotional encouragement and financial assistance. In addition, Sherry’s Hope works to spread colon health awareness by distributing free colon cancer screening tests and providing colonoscopy assistance.

To learn more about Sherry’s Hope, please call 615-925-2592, email or visit If you or someone you know has a current cancer diagnosis, please call 615-925-9932, email or click here to learn more about our financial assistance program. To make an online donation to Sherry’s Hope, click here.  You may also mail donations to Sherry’s Hope, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

Corrie Cluck

Faith, courage, optimism and a desire to help others were qualities that defined Sharon “Sherry” Patterson Whitaker. Both before and after the energetic wife and mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, the impression she made on her family, friends and community was undeniable. While her battle in the flesh was lost in 2004, the spirit she had shown throughout life continues to touch more lives every day. Because of Sherry’s Run, a 5K run/walk benefit organized in Sherry’s memory, area cancer victims and their families can make strides toward becoming cancer survivors, and researchers are a small step closer to stopping the disease for good.