April 16, 2015

Contact: Kristen Hayner, 615-496-3223

11th Running of Nashville’s Favorite Race for Africa Set for May 16

Nashville, Tenn. – The 11th running of Nashville’s favorite race for Africa – Ellie’s Run for Africa – is set for May 16, 2015, at Percy Warner Park.   Race organizers expect more than 1,000 to attend the 5K race and family fun day, featuring activities for all ages including a kids’ 1-mile fun run, music, vendors, inflatables, and more.

All proceeds benefit Mocha Club, a Brentwood-based non-profit bringing together a community of 12,000 people who have given up the cost of a few mochas a month to make a BIG impact in Africa.  Specifically, proceeds from this race will support Mocha Club’s partner, New Dawn Educational Centre.  Located in the Huruma slum of Nairobi, Kenya, New Dawn serves 160 high school students each year with a faith-based education that prepares them for college and for a life outside the confines of poverty.  

Event details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location: Percy Warner Park, corner of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd.
Time: Event opens 7:00 a.m.
5K  8:00 a.m.
Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run 9:00 a.m.
5K details:Chip-timed; overall and age-category prizes (Race management: What Do You Run For Event Management)
Pre-Race Pricing:Individual$39
Family 4-pack$116
Kids Fun Run Only$29

**Day-of registration price increases $6 per registrant.  Family 4-pack not available day of race.

To register: until May 15, or day-of until 8:00 a.m. 

Social Media: Facebook:      Twitter: @elliesrun     Instagram: elliesrun

Key Partners:  Media: WayFM     Weather: @NashSevereWx 

Social Enterprise: ThriftSmart, fashionABLE, Red Earth, SAAM, The Well Coffeehouse 

Sponsors: Lee Company, ACT Security, Ambrose Printing, Fleet Feet Sports, Brasfield & Gorrie, and others listed at

About Ellie’s Run for Africa
Continuing the vision of a ten-year-old U.S. girl’s desire to see children in Africa go to school, Ellie’s Run for Africa is a 5K race and family fun day that supports educational efforts in Africa.  As a result of the race, thousands of children are breaking the cycle of poverty in their families because they can go to school.   Funds raised are administered through Mocha Club.  Learn more/register at

About Mocha Club
Mocha Club is a community of more than 12,000 who have given up the cost of a few mochas a month to fund development projects in Africa. Working in five main project areas - Clean Water, Education, Economic Freedom, Orphan Care, and Healthcare – Mocha Club is active in 15 countries in Africa.  For more information, visit