Forget the notion of walk-up ticket sales. The Tennessee Titans are prepared to give away seats to anyone who is willing to run.
The team, in conjunction with organizers of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon, announced Wednesday the creation of the Titans 5K scheduled for Aug. 25, five days before the final preseason contest.
Everyone who participates in the race receives a ticket to one of three regular season games at LP Field — Indianapolis (Oct. 28), Houston (Dec. 2) or Dec. 30 (Jacksonville).
“We welcome the opportunity to host this fun community event as we kickoff the 2012 NFL season and are looking forward to a successful event where our fans can celebrate a healthy and active lifestyle as well as an enjoyable visit to our beautiful stadium,” Titans executive vice president Don MacLachlan said in a statement.”
The start and finish will take place at the stadium on the east bank of the Cumberland River but full course details were not announced.
The event also will include an NFL "Play 60" fun run for children.
Registration opens Monday.
“For 14 years the Country Music Marathon has been an exciting tradition in Nashville, and this new race with the Tennessee Titans is another opportunity to encourage health and fitness in our community," Mayor Karl Dean said. “I am pleased to see terrific running events built around country music and now the Titans — which are both a big part of who we are as Music City.”
More information available at titansonline.com.
“Nashville has truly become one of America’s great running cities,” Tracy Sundlun, senior vice president of Competitor Group, which organizes the marathon, said. “This partnership with the Tennessee Titans will unite both runners and football fans, and we look forward welcoming participants of all abilities as we kickoff the 2012 NFL season in August.”