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19th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Event Wrap Up


The busiest spot in Lebanon on Saturday morning, September 10th was the Sherry’s Run 5K Event! Over 2300 participants with 377 chip-time runners from 17 states, close to 500 volunteers, and several sponsors gathered with community members to take part in the 19th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope.

The Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk Event is the largest fundraiser Sherry’s Hope. The tremendous support of the community will allow the organization to provide financial assistance and emotional support for families in Wilson County and surrounding communities who are battling a cancer diagnosis and treatment. There were over 75 cancer survivors and their families visit the Sherry’s Hope Survivor Tent where they were treated with breakfast and goodies from the event sponsors.

The 2022 Sherry’s Run 5K was In Honor of Alex Hutto.

The 2022 Sherry’s Run 5K was In Memory of Bob Lowe and Danny Stewart.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk Event! There were 127 teams who participated. The following teams received awards:          

Most Team Members – Team Joe/Go Joe – In Memory of Joe Widick

Most Money Raised – Team Joe/Go Joe – In Memory of Joe Widick

Team T-Shirt Competition – Team Joe/Go Joe – In Memory of Joe Widick

Most Team Spirit – Crissy’s Crew

Congratulations to the race winners:

            Female Overall Winner: Minna Singer

            Male Overall Winner: Nathan Mangrum

            Female Masters Winner: Mescha Petty

            Male Masters Winner: Tatsuki Koyama


For a complete listing of all winners by age category and runner times, please visit

Be sure to save the date for the 20th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9, 2023!


Sherry’s Hope is a Christian, 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, visit, call 615-925-2592, or email To learn more about Sherry’s Hope Patient Assistance programs and services, click here, call 615-925-9932, or email  Click here to make a donation to Sherry’s Hope online or 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.