Covid-19 Update

I am in ongoing discussions with USA Track & Field, and we have a new venue (still in Nashville) and a new date for the meet of Saturday, August 15th. We are unsure how many competitors will be allowed to participate and if spectators will be allowed. The new date is still likely to have a high school section, but there will be an emphasis on 3200 given the proximity to XC season.

Please do not make travel/accommodation arrangements until announced that this is 100% confirmed. If you had already registered for the meet and would like a refund please email

Thank you for your patience. I am doing everything I can to bring you the 18th annual Music City Distance Carnival, while adhering to CDC guidelines and forthcoming USATF Medical directives, and I hope to be able to bring you another update within the next 7 days.

Music City Distance Carnival

The Music City Distance Carnival is the most exciting running event in Tennessee. This is the 18th year and we are happy to be able to bring you a meet despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. We expect to have very strong pro fields (with several Olympians and U.S Champions already committed), a top-notch High School 3200m race, and a high quality Masters Mile Race. We are reviewing the possibility of adding some “Open" races. Unfortunately, this year the meet will be spectator-free except, but will be streamed live on a platform yet to be confirmed.