Located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of Tennessee, fast-growing Nashville is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and home to numerous colleges and universities. The opportunities for running in Nashville continue to get better, with an expanding network of paths and trails, and a vibrant running scene.
The best places to run in Nashville include almost 80 miles of greenway trails along the Cumberland River, connecting city parks and trails, and the iconic Centennial Park. Runners will also enjoy ‘sightrunning’ tour of Music Row! We’ve also included a guide to some gorgeous neighborhoods for running in Nashville, courtesy of Neighborhoods.com. And a big thank you to Fleet Feet Nashville for their help with this guide!
Some of our favorite Nashville runs are accessible from downtown, but anything outside the city center generally requires a car as the transportation system is not extensive. There is a good bus and trolley system but no rail or metro. The airport is only 15–20 minutes from downtown.