Sat November 14, 2020 Franklin, TN 37064 US Directions
2020 Event Cancelled Due to On-Going Pandemic

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, compounded with the ongoing construction improvements at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm; we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this 2020 Boots For Troops 5K.  However, we have good news!!! You have several options to choose from including moving your registration over to our Epic 444 (Natchez Trace) Challenge


  • Defer to 2021 Boots For Troops
  • Transfer your registration to the Epic 444 at not further cost to you.
  • Allow Memories of Honor to keep your 2020 registration fee as a donation.

Making your selection is simple.  

  1. Visit the registration site.
  2. When promoted on the main page, make your selection.
  3. We will take care of the rest.

Thank you for your continued support and for your understanding during these unprecedented times. We look forward to seeing you at one of our virtual events and seeing you in person in 2021.

Here Are Your Options:

We will send you a registration link when registration opens for the 2021 Boots for Troops.

We'll send you a link to register for Epic 444, see for event details, with no additional costs. 

Memories for Honor is a 501(c)(3) and the work we do benefits communities around the country. Donating your registration fee allows to continue our mission of honoring our fallen military heroes. 


4th Annual Boots for Troops RUCK WALK RUN 5K 

& Veterans Day Weekend Celebration 




Middle Tennessee's Only Charity, Military-Style, Off-Road 5K & Ruck Competition & Veterans Celebration 
  • Family Friendly
  • Military nonprofit village & displays
  • Vendors
  • Lawn games 
  • Leashed dogs are welcomed

Produced by and benefiting Memories of Honor. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, your race entry fee goes directly to help fund our mission and programs. 

  • WHEN: 11/14/2020 @ 9:00 AM 
  • WHERE: The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN 
  • WHY: Bring together veterans, first responders, civilians, and families of our fallen service members. This event gives all of us a way to say "Thank you" with our feet and allow everyone to put some miles in our military's boots literally. 
  • WHO: Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, Fido, and your cheering section. We will have a cheering station set up where your family and friends can make signs, grab a cowbell, and a small American flag. 



  • TBA


EVENT DAY Schedule 

  • 7:30 AM packet pickup & in-person registrations opens
  • 8:50 AM announcements, Colors & National Anthem 
  • 9:00 AM Start of 5K 
  • 5K Awards TBA 

Dogs and strollers are welcome: Please note that this is a cross country course and has a 1/4 mile section of off-road trail that is NOT suitable for wheeled transportation of any kind (there is a course cut for strollers).  Dogs MUST remain leashed, and owners must pick-up after bathroom breaks.

Grab your family, friends, co­workers, Church/Sports Club, and lace-up for our Military & Veterans! The BOOTS FOR TROOPS: 5K RUCK | WALK | RUN is the perfect opportunity to show your patriotism, as well as your love and support for those who have or continue to serve in our Armed Forces.  So… dig out and lace up a pair of combat boots, work boots, or running shoes and support our warriors in uniform!

What You GET 

  • Event t-shirt*
  • Unique Finisher Award 
  • Fallen Hero Memorial Bib containing the name of a fallen service member.
  • The opportunity to write a note of love & gratitude to the fallen hero's family and place it on our Wall of Gratitude. We will send these to the families at a later date. Anyone wishing to donate their medal back to the family of their fallen hero may do so. However, this is NOT mandatory. Scroll down the page to see photos of the Fallen Hero Memorial Bibs and The Wall of Gratitude. 

*You must register before the t-shirt cut off date which is 10/24/19. Anyone registering after that date will NOT be guaranteed a shirt.  


  • Individual
    • OPEN: Sign up to walk or run solo either in your favorite shoes 
    • BOOTS: Run or walk in combat boots (awards for fastest male and female in boots) 
  • Camaraderie Teams
    • Made up of friends/family/co-workers 
    • All ages 
    • Everyone can run or walk at their own pace
    • Individual team members are still eligible for age group awards. Teams do not need to start and finish together 
    • Award for largest pre-registered teams (this is calculated at the close of online registration) 
  • Corporate Teams
    • Gives companies and other associations the ability to pay for their employee's or members' entry fees.
    • Teams do not need to start and finish together. 
    • Click HERE for instructions on how to create a Corporate Team. 
  • 2-Person RUCK TEAM Competition
    • Military | Veteran
    • First Responders 
    • JROTC 
    • ROTC 
    • Civilian 
    • Battle of the BOX (this is for fitness centers bragging rights!) 
  • Top Male & Female in each division
    • 14 & Under
    • 15-19
    • 20-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60+
    • Boot Runner (must register under boot runner) 
  • Overall Male & Female
  • 2-Person Ruck Teams (top finisher in each division regardless of age or gender) 
    • Military | Veteran
    • First Responders
    • JROTC
    • ROTC
    • Civilian 
    • Battle of the BOX 

IF YOU ARE A MILITARY NONPROFIT, ORGANIZATION, OR MILITARY DISPLAY, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FREE OF CHARGE.  Please use the registration link at the top of this page to signup. 





The first 100 participants crossing the finish line in boots will receive a FREE Memories of Honor patch! 


Service Celebration

Please join us in celebrating all those who serve and have served our community and country. We will have military nonprofits, organizations, and displays. It's sure to be a wonderful time for the whole family. We will also have lawn games and cheer stations if you wish to cheer on those competing in our Boots for Troops 5K and RED WHITE & RUCK.  Military nonprofits & organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate free of charge. Please see our registration area to get involved. 

Visit our Wall of Gratitude to write messages of love and gratitude to the families of our service members who didn't make it home or lost the war here at home. 

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The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN US 37064
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