Run for Your Mama Kicks Off ‘Run the Cumberland’ Medal Series on May 12. Fiddler 5K a Qualifying Race

April 26, 2018
 Run the Cumberland Race Series Committee: Front Row:  Kelly Swallows, Run for Your Mama 5K; Avery Hutchins, Sam Chambers and Becky Magura, WCTE; Back Row: Brant Wheeler, Haunted Half Marathon; Robert Woodard, Run 4 Don; Tecia Puckett Pryor, Fiddler 5K; and Ali Bagci, Summer Splash 5K

On Saturday, May 12, WCTE’s Run for Your Mama Double Pump 5K kicks off the Run the Cumberland Medal Series. Runners who participate in the first race in the series, Run for Your Mama, and the last race in the series, the Haunted Half Marathon. plus two of the three races in the middle, including the Summer Splash 5K in Cookeville, the Fiddler 5K in Smithville and the Run 4 Don in Gainesboro, will receive an exclusive Run the Cumberland medal at the completion of the Haunted Half on October 20.

Details of each race are listed below:

•Run for Your Mama Double Pump 5K – Saturday, May 12 in Cookeville starting at the Dogwood Park Pavilion at 7am, benefitting WCTE’s Educational Outreach. For more info visit

•Summer Splash 5k, Saturday, June 23 at 6pm starting at the Dogwood Park Pavilion. Proceeds from the Summer Splash 5K will go toward the Cancer Care Fund at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. For more info visit

•20th Annual Fiddler 5k in downtown Smithville, July 7 beginning at 7am, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County. For more info visit .

•Run 4 Don will be September 15 beginning at 7:30am in Gainesboro to raise awareness and money to research ALS. For more info visit

•WCTE’s 10th Annual Haunted Half Marathon Saturday, October 20 7am, start and finish at Tennessee Tech University, benefitting WCTE. For more info and registration visit

Early registration for Run for Your Mama is available until Friday, May 4th, sign up to be guaranteed a performance t-shirt. Join us this year for our Inaugural Kids 1.5 Mile Trail Fun Run that will be held at the Cookeville High School Cross Country Trail beginning at 9:35am. This race is for kids age 12 and under, $10, per child. Early registration ends May 4th, to be guaranteed a kids t-shirt. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be a special guest at both the road run and trail run. Bring out the whole family and celebrate your mama, with Run for Your Mama!!

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