Nashville’s Neighborhoods

The best part of a race weekend is stepping beyond the course to explore the streets, immerse yourself in the food and people, and celebrate your accomplishment! And there’s no better place to do that than in Nashville’s Neighborhoods.

The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville courses feature plenty of iconic Music City sights like Honky Tonk Highway and the Country Music Hall of Fame, but they also showcase so much more: a collection of urban, walkable pockets in the city that take you from loud, lively bars and boot stores to posh restaurants, shopping meccas and even Victorian-architecture lined streets.

Take a sneak peek of them below to help you plan your exploration!

nashville's neighborhoods downtown rock 'n' roll marathon

Downtown: Live music, great food, world-famous bars.


nashville's neighborhoods germantown rock 'n' roll marathon

Germantown: Nashville’s oldest neighborhood features Victorian buildings and homes galore.


nashville's neighborhoods 12 south rock 'n' roll marathon

12 South: Boutique shops, local eateries, art galleries and running essentials like coffee.


nashville's neighborhoods the gulch rock 'n' roll marathon

The Gulch: Upscale restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Sure, we love the race swag … medals, t-shirts and photos. But we truly remember the experiences, and Nashville has plenty of pre- and post-race experiences, from food and drinks to sights and sounds, that you won’t want to miss.

Hit the streets this April to enjoy the fabulous neighborhoods of Music City, and check out Visit Music City‘s site to learn more about the neighborhoods on and off the course.