Annual Cupid's Chase 5K held at Shelby Park - WKRN News 2

Annual Cupid's Chase 5K held at Shelby Park

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Nearly 100 runners braved the early morning ice and snow to chase cupid Saturday morning.

Cupid's Chase 5K is an annual race that takes place in eight states, in 24 cities, on the same day and at the same time.

The Nashville race was held at Shelby Park near the Nature Center with Nashville's News 2's Heather Jensen as the race emcee.

Runners warmed up with biscuits and cider inside a heated tent, before taking off on the 3.1 mile course.

Many wore pink, red, or heart-adorned run gear.

Race shirts were also festive for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. Single participants were given red shirts with the word "available" on the back. Dating, engaged, or married participants were given white shirts with the word "unavailable."

Community Options, Inc. is the host of the national Cupids Chase 5K Run. The nonprofit provides residential and employment support for individuals with disabilities.

In Nashville, Community Options, Inc. supports 27 individuals.

Saturday's race helped raise $8,000 for the Nashville office.

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