What events will be offered?

As things stand right now, we are only offering the Invitational Section races. These are as follows (races offered for both genders unless otherwise stated):

Post-Collegiate/Pro: 800m, 1500m, 1 mile (M only), 3000m, 5000m [note: no 3000m S/Chase this year]
High School: 3200m
Masters (40-64): 1 mile

Entry standards are as follows:

Pro 800m – 1:50.00/2:09.00, 1500m – 3:48.25/4:27.00, 5000m – 14:23.00/17:10.00 [there will be multiple heats of the 800, 1500, and, if needed, 5000]

Pro 1 Mile – 4:02.50, 3000m – 8:10.00/9:30.00 [there will only be 1 heat of the Mile and 3000]

HS 3200 – 9:36.00/11:45.00

Masters Mile – 5:15.00/6:10.00

We may be restricted on the total number of participants allowed at the meet. We will look at adding open events in another two weeks.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes the entry fee is $40.00. Click here to go the registration site at raceroster.com

Will the meet be USATF-sanctioned?

Yes, and as such a lot of medical directives, as they pertain to Covid-19 and ensuring everyone’s safety, must be adhered to. These will be outlined below and on a separate Covid-19 page.


This is a fluid document. We are in the process of confirming all the Covid-19 guidelines that will be in place at the meet. Please stay tuned!


Please use the form on the contact page for any additional questions.

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.