Nashville hosts Women's Half-Marathon - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Nashville hosts Women's Half-Marathon

Posted: Updated:
  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • New cases bring hope for teen who disappeared 18 years ago

    New cases bring hope for teen who disappeared 18 years ago

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:18:00 GMT
    (WMC) - Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her A littleMore >>
    Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her

    More >>
  • Shooting sends one to hospital

    Shooting sends one to hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:52:01 GMT
    (WMC) - One person was sent to the hospital after a shooting at Tarry Park and Tarrywood Drive, which is near the airport. The victim is in critical condition. Police have not arrested anyone as of WednesdayMore >>
    One person was sent to the hospital after a shooting at Tarry Park and Tarrywood Drive, which is near the airport.More >>
  • 1 killed in Hardeman County plane crash

    1 killed in Hardeman County plane crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:49:38 GMT
    (WMC) - Hardeman County Sheriff's Office is working a plane crash at 125 S. Peavine Road. They believe a crop duster went down. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for more information. Copyright 2014 WMC ActionMore >>
    Hardeman County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a crop duster crashed 10 miles outside of Middleton, Tenn.
    More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Thousands of women gathered in downtown Nashville Saturday morning for the running of the Women's Half-Marathon and 5K race.  This was the fourth year in a row the event has been held in Music City.  

"[The race] is really meant to be about a very unintimidating environment for women to get together, to be fit together, to support each other and mentor each other, " said Women's Running Series General Manager Dana Allen.

"What better city than Nashville - the Music City - where you can come with your girlfriends get a great run in on a Saturday morning and also have a lot of fun," Allen said.

The race was a fundraiser for the Cohen's and Colitis Foundation of America. More than 3,500 runners were expected to participate, including country music recording artist Whitney Duncan.

"I'm out here raising awareness for my missing cousin, Holly Bobo," Duncan said.

Bobo has been missing since April 2011. She was last seen outside her Decatur County home with a man who was leading her into the woods.

"As a family, not knowing is just an absolute nightmare," Duncan said.  "So we just want everybody to keep her in their prayers."

Duncan told Channel 4 News that her family, with help from search and rescue crews, continues to search for Bobo every weekend.

There is a $250,000 reward for Bobo's safe return.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow