New 5K Race Will Benefit Nashville Police Department

By Betsy Thorpe

Fraternal Order of Police President Robert Weaver, Chief Ronal Serpas, Shoney’s Chief Marketing Officer Hannibal Myers, Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour, and Mayor Karl Dean’s Chief of Staff Rita Roberts-Turner.

Last week Shoney’s Corporation CEO David Davoudpour and Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas announced that the inaugural Shoney’s 5K Race and Kids Fun Run benefiting the Metropolitan Police Department will be held on Saturday morning, June 6, outside LP Field.“Public safety and emergency preparedness are essential elements to Nashville’s economic growth and community well being, and Shoney’s wants to be a leader in supporting our men and women in blue,” Davoudpour said. He also announced that the top three male and female finishers will receive cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100. Those top finishers will also receive Shoney’s gift certificates in the same amounts. “I am humbled by Shoney’s amazing generosity and strong desire to support the men and women of our police department,” Chief Serpas said. “In the near future, we will announce the establishment of a foundation that, as a top priority, will help officers offset the expense of earning college degrees.” Commenting on Shoney’s plan to host this annual event, Nashville Police Sergeant and President of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Robert Weaver said, “With continued community support, there is no doubt this department will continue to succeed in making Nashville safer.”

The Kids Fun Run that will take place alongside LP Field will begin at 7:45 a.m. The 5K Race will start at 8:15 a.m. Participants in the race can either run or walk the 5K course that will follow a scenic loop around historic downtown Nashville.

To register for the Shoney’s 5K Race, simply request a form at one of twenty-six Nashville area Shoney’s restaurants or visit The cost to participate in the race is $20.


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