10th Annual Jackson Culley Mito-What? 5K

Angie Nunn
4/6/2019 8:00 am
Millington, TN Location Map

Welcome to the registration page of the 10th Annual Jackson Culley Mito-What?5K! We are so excited to bring this race to you again for 2019! As this will be our final year we are hoping for the biggest one yet and look forward to seeing everyone there!

Things you need to know about the race:

Online registration will be open until 3/30/19 and mail in registration will be open until 3/25/18. Race day registration will be available from 7:00-7:30 am! Race will start promptly at 8:00 am in our usual place at USA Stadium in Millington, TN. As usual we will have early packet pickup on 4/4/19 at Chick Fil A Millington from 5:30-8:00 pm.

We only have one shirt option this year but we promise you they are AMAZING!! You may register to walk/run which includes a shirt, be a spirit runner which includes a shirt, or donate only with no shirt included. Should you want to purchase additional shirts with your registration you may do that as well!

We are offering families of 5 or more participants a $100 registration fee this year. All family members must be registered at the same time in order to receive the discount.

As always if you have any questions please email us at mitowhatk5@gmail.com

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