Thousands take part in Belle Meade’s Boulevard Bolt

Boulevard Bolt
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Before filling up on turkey, thousands of people laced up Thursday for the Boulevard Bolt in Belle Meade.

Thanksgiving Day runs kicked off bright and early all over Middle Tennessee, but this is one of the biggest.

The Boulevard Bolt typically draws close to 9,000 people. Now in its 22nd year, the even raises money for Nashville’s homeless community.

Mayor Megan Barry was on hand, giving a little motivation to the runners.

“I’m excited to be here,” she told News 2. “I’m so excited to see all these folks who come out before they have their Thanksgiving meal to support our homeless community.”

Organizers have donated more than $2.5 million.

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