Hundreds of people laced up their running and walking shoes Tuesday for the annual New Year’s Day 5K in Murfreesboro.  

It is a way for people to start their New Year off on the right foot.  

The 5K is part of the mayor’s “Better ‘Boro Project” initiative of promoting healthy living in the city.  

More than 300 people took part in the event.  

“We do all kinds of projects throughout the year with our Parks and Recreation staff, so, this is the kick-off the New Year,” Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said.  “This is our fifth one and last year the weather was really, really cold. This year it’s phenomenal, so we’re excited here on our Greenway.  Change the location this year, excited to be able to have a great run.”   

The New Year’s Day 5K was previously held at Barfield Park, but this year it was moved to Old Fort Park.    

McFarland said the change is exposing people to more of what parks and recreation has to offer.