UPDATE: WE ARE MONITORING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CLOSELY AND WILL UPDATE WITH ANY RACE DAY CHANGES AS THEY HAPPEN. IF IT IS STILL INADVISABLE TO GATHER TOGETHER BY MAY 16 WE WILL SWITCH THIS EVENT TO A VIRTUAL RACE/FUNDRAISER AND CELEBRATE FROM HOME.
SASS STRUT stands for Seriously Awesome Stroke Survivors Strutting To Recover Uplift & Thrive. THE SASS STRUT IS AN ANNUAL 5K FUN-RUN EVENT TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT STROKE AND RAISE MONEY TO FUND STROKE REHAB IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
In 2016 Neuro Therapy Nashville started Seriously Awesome Stroke Survivors (SASS) as a dynamic support group for stroke survivors, their family, friends, caregivers, and others in the stroke community. For three years we have been connecting survivors and their families with other survivors, providing education, and help in their recovery journey.
This is the fourth year that SASS and Neuro Therapy Nashville are organizing a 5K event to raise awareness for stroke. We are excited to announce that this year we are again partnering with Healing Heads, a local non-profit that offers grant money to adults for intensive stroke rehab therapy. With your support, we can reach those with immediate need right here in Nashville.
SASS STRUT 5K features a scenic wooded paved trail that starts at the dock on Couchville Lake in Long Hunter State Park, follows the Couchville Lake Trail around the lake, then goes out to Couchville Pike and then back down to the Starting Line to finish.
There is a shorter loop available called the Survivor Strut. The Survivor Strut starts at the same starting line as the full 5K and marks every 100 feet for 1000 feet so Survivors of limited mobility can map their progress along the Strut. Completing the full Survivor Strut will be a total of 2000 feet. Survivors are also welcome and encouraged to walk/run/roll the full 5K if they are able.
Whether you finish the 5K or The Survivor Strut or walk 100 yards, we look forward to celebrating with you and the rest of the stroke community at SASS STRUT 5K!