A Fun Family Tradition Enters its 12th Year

Since 2007, the Indian Lake Loop has been a Thanksgiving Day tradition for Hendersonville-area families. Featuring a certified, timed 5-mile race as well as an untimed family-friendly 5K run/walk, the Loop has something for everyone. The Loop provides a great opportunity for families to get in an early morning workout before hitting the dining room table later in the day.

While the 5-mile race is for more serious runners, the 5K run/walk is the perfect choice for family members of all ages. Unlike many events, the Loop 5K is both stroller- and pet-friendly. In addition, many Loop participants choose to dress in festive holiday costumes at the event.

In keeping with the Thanksgiving Day spirit, all race proceeds benefit COMPASS: Community Outreach Making Partnerships at Sumner Schools. COMPASS is a not-for-profit agency that provides a variety of assistance services to Sumner County schools.

This year’s Indian Lake Loop will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Online registration is open at IndianLakeLoop.com. The entry fee is $30 per runner until Nov. 1, $35 on Nov. 2 through Nov. 21 and $40 on race day. Additional race information may be found on the website or by calling 615.218.8473.

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in 2017, and an even larger crowd is expected this year.

“It’s the best thing to do in Sumner County on Thanksgiving morning,” says longtime race director Larry Phillips. “All of your friends and family will be there. Don’t miss it!”