Thousands race in Belle Meade’s Boulevard Bolt for charity

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Runners laced up their sneakers Thursday morning to take on the Boulevard Bolt in Belle Meade.

The race is one of the biggest Thanksgiving Day runs in Middle Tennessee.

It kicked off at 8 a.m. at St. George Episcopal Church.

The Boulevard Bolt typically draws close to 9,000 people. Now in its 23rd year, the event raises money for Nashville’s homeless community.

Organizers have donated more than $2.7 million.