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BE AWARE. PLAN AHEAD. - 2014 Road Closures for Sherry's Run

LEBANON, TN. – September 5, 2014 --The 11th annual Sherry’s Run 5KRun/Walk is slated for September 13, 2014 in Lebanon. According to Scott Jasper, Executive Board Member and Race Director, “We feel very fortunate that each year our attendance at Sherry’s Run increases. This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities. Last year we had over 4,000 participants at the Run.” 

Jasper continues, “We are making every effort for residents and businesses to plan ahead for this great event. Most road closures and detours along the routes will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. At 6:30 a.m. police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The race begins at 8 a.m. 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 earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and Sherry’s Run 5K Course Map located on our website at www.sherrysrun.org for detailed information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.” 

“We have contacted the residents affected by the specific street closures andwant to publically thank them for their understanding and support,” said Jasper. He continues, “The folks at Lebanon Public Safety have been a great help to us.  We thank them for their help with event day logistics and for allowing us to close certain streets in town to accommodate this event.” The Sherry’s Run 5Kcourse, which begins at the Sherry’s Run Event Site, 623 West Main Street in Lebanon, will head east on West Main Street, travel north on North Greenwood Street, passing the historic Woolen Mills to U. S. 70 North By-Pass (also known as Baddour Parkway); then heading west on the By-Pass to North Castle Heights Avenue – traveling south to Hill Street. At Hill Street, walkers may choose to continue on North Castle Heights returning to the Sherry’s Run Event Site or continue on the race course onto Hill Street. Runners on the other hand will turn left onto Hill Street, traveling east again to North Greenwood Street, then south to West Main Street where they will travel west returning to the Runners Finish Line at the Sherry’s Run Event site. Please refer to the Sherry’s Run 5KCourse Map for specifics on the website at www.SherrysRun.org. 

“Sherry’s Run is one of Wilson County’s largest events. We are honored that the event has been so successful and are very excited about the future. We want to take the opportunity to be even better – to become a premier run – a destination for runners from across the State of Tennessee. We are enthusiastic about the race enhancements and want to meet our participant’s needs and make it safe and fun for them. The course design offers participants a safe course - one which we hope will be a real crowd pleaser” Jasper commented.  

Come join us as we make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer right here in our community. The eleventh annual Sherry’s Run is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at 623 West Main Street in Lebanon.  Mark your calendar and make a commitment to join us. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Log on to www.sherrysrun.org to sign up.  

Your support allows us to assist cancer patients 52 weeks a year with gas, groceries, utility bills, housing payments, prescription assistance, health insurance premiums, medical bills, and colonoscopy assistance.  

To learn more about Sherry’s Run, please call 615-925-2592. To refer someone who might qualify for assistance, please call 615-925-9932 or visit www.sherrysrun.org.