Back to Football 5K draws crowd to LP Field

Back to Football 5K draws crowd to LP Field (Image 1)

Instead of the goal line, it's a race to the finish line.  The Titans hosted the “Back to Football 5K” and kids fun run Saturday morning.

The second annual run took off outside of LP Field and ended on the 50 yard line, giving participants a taste of what it's like being a Titans player.

Mayor Karl Dean kicked off the kids run.

“To me this is a special 5K, because you have the Titans involved. The Titans are Nashville's team, you got the cheerleaders, you got the players, you got the whole package out here and people. It's a lot of enthusiasm,” Mayor Karl Dean told Nashville's News 2.

The run raised around $5,000 last year for the non-profit group 'Girls on the Run'.

While our home team may be full of men, the event drew the masses out to support the girls.

“It's something our players were very supportive of, our cheerleaders came out and to give back to a great initiative like girls on the run. It's been a fantastic day and thank the lord the weather held out,” Don MacLachlan, Titans VP, told News 2.

Organizers say the event drew around 1,500 participants.

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