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Be Aware…Plan Ahead For Road Closures

Sherry’s Hope announces road closures for the 20th annual Sherry’s Run 5K event on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The Sherry’s Run 5K course begins at the event site at 623 West Main Street in Lebanon. The course heads east on West Main Street and then travels north on North Greenwood Street passing the historic Woolen Mills to the U.S. 70 North By-Pass (also known as Baddour Parkway). The course heads west on the By-Pass to Castle Heights Avenue North and then travels south to Hill Street. At Hill Street walkers can choose to continue on Castle Heights Avenue North to return to the Sherry’s Run 5K event site or they can continue on the race course onto Hill Street. For runners, at Hill Street, they will turn left, travel east to North Greenwood Street, then south to West Main Street where they will travel west returning to the finish line at the Sherry’s Run 5K event site.

Most road closures and detours along the route will be in effect between 6 am and 11 am. At 6:30 am police and event personnel will implement a soft road closure along the entire race course. The 5K run begins at 8 am and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the beginning of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. A road closure grid and complete course map can be seen at

Residents and businesses located near the race course are encouraged to plan ahead and be aware of the road closure schedule and alternate access routes. Yard signs will be posted at each intersection along the race route several weeks in advance to notify residents and businesses.

“This community makes this event the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sherry’s Hope. God has blessed us with so much support over the past 20 years! Because of the tremendous outpouring of community support, Sherry’s Hope is able to assist families who are facing financial hardship due to a cancer diagnosis. We are grateful to the many friends, families, churches, and businesses in our community for supporting their neighbors who are battling cancer,” said Scott Jasper, Race Director of the Sherry’s Run 5K

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 the Sherry’s Run 5K event, click here, call 615-925-2592, or email To learn more about Sherry’s Hope programs and services, visit, call 615-925-9932, or email To make a donation to Sherry’s Hope, click here or 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.