The Mule Kick 5K is a certified 3.1 mile run that starts and finishes at Riverwalk Park in Columbia, while the 1-Mile Trot is a fun run — or walk! — for all ages. The 2021 race will take place Saturday, October 23.
The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation is proud to host this long-standing tradition that supports the Foundation’s mission of a healthier Maury County. Proceeds from the 2021 Mule Kick 5K will provide operational support for Maury Regional Health’s mobile unit, which provides health care services — including COVID-19 testing and vaccination when supplies are available — to at-risk patients in rural and underserved areas.
A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Foundation’s Wellness and Aquatics Center Healthy Living Endowment and to the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department. Plus, the school in Maury County with the most participation will receive a donation from the Foundation.
This annual race is traditionally held as part of Columbia’s Mule Day celebration each spring; however, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was postponed to October 23. Additional details will be shared closer to the time of the race.
All paid race registrations from the postponed 2020 race will be applied to the 2021 Mule Kick 5K & 1-Mile Trot now scheduled for October 23. Please note that paid race registrations are nonrefundable.
As everyone is aware, the COVID-19 pandemic remains an evolving situation. In the event we need to cancel the race this fall for the health and safety of our participants and volunteers, the race will be offered virtually: allowing participants to enjoy their special edition t-shirts and goody bags while running the race on their own time.
Maury County Public & Private Schools
Maury County Public & Private Schools with the most participation in the Mule Kick 5K & 1-Mile Trot will receive a donation to their P.E. program from the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation. Simply register your child to race and select their school in the drop down menu on the registration form.