OutCentrals Gay 5Krace draws largest-ever attendance


Building off the much-reviled “Don’t Say Gay” legislation, OutCentral Cultural Center chose to say gay, and in a big way, during its annual 5K fundraiser on June 23.

Newly christened the “Gay 5K,” the event drew 170 registrants in its fifth year, the largest number to date. Runners gathered at Shelby Bottoms in East Nashville for the race, which also included a one-mile kid’s race.

New this year was a “sleep in” category, which allowed a registrant to get a t-shirt but skip the actual race itself. Upwards of two dozen people chose that option, which may well be expanded upon next year in order to further boost involvement.