Mayor announces Third Annual Field Day will be on Sat. May 3

Cornerback Jason McCourty joining Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at LP Field to announce the return of Mayor’s Field Day.  Courtesy of titansonline.

Cornerback Jason McCourty joining Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at LP Field to announce the return of Mayor’s Field Day. Courtesy of titansonline.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean announced that the third annual Mayor’s Field Day with the Tennessee Titans will be held on Saturday, May 3 at LP Field. Mayor’s Field Day is entirely free and open to the public. Youth ages 5 and up, adults of all ages and individuals of all fitness levels are invited to come play where the Titans play.

“Mayor’s Field Day was created to show Nashville’s families and fans that that being physically active and healthy can be fun,” Mayor Dean said. “We know that children who get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy, well-balanced diets are more likely to stay focused in school and perform well. No matter whether you exercise regularly or not, I encourage you to join me and the Tennessee Titans for this fun-filled morning.”

Online registration opens today at www.mayorsfieldday.com. Advance registration is strongly encouraged but not required.

Tennessee Titans players will again join Mayor Dean for the event that runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Activities include an educational fitness fair and on-field games, including a relay race and football toss. Healthy snacks and water stations will be provided during the event.

Participants can register as individuals but are also encouraged to assemble teams. Teams can be formed with co-workers, club members, church classes, school groups and the like.

Those who complete their activities will receive a free t-shirt. New to this year’s Field Day, participants who complete their activities also will receive a family 4-pack ticket that allows four people admission to the Music City Sports Festival on May 31 and June 1 at Music City Center.

“The idea of being able to give Metro Schools students and other youth from all over the area the chance to attend the Music City Sports Festival seems like a nice way to give back to the community,” said George Plaster, radio host on The Game and organizer of the Music City Sports Festival.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority is again offering free transportation on all bus routes to individuals participating in Mayor’s Field Day. Passengers must inform the bus driver that they are a Field Day participant to qualify for the free fare. Bus maps and schedules can be viewed online at <http:// www.nashvillemta.org/> .

Mayor’s Field Day has engaged more than 5,000 participants the past two years. It builds on the success of other citywide healthy-living initiatives, such as Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor and the Mayor’s 5K Challenge Walk/Run, in which thousands of people have joined together in an effort to pursue an active lifestyle.

Mayor’s Field Day is made possible by the support of several community partners, including the Tennessee Titans, Coca-Cola, Nashville Parent, ActiveBuys, Adventure-`works, Hands On Nashville, NashVitality and Metro Parks.