Runners who trained and prepared for Saturday’s Nashville Country Music Marathon won’t get a chance to finish the race. Runners in the Nashville Country Music Marathon are being diverted due to the weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the Nashville area.
WSMV-TV is reporting that Country Music Marathon officials are on the course using bull horns to urge that slower runners of the half marathon course to go into the stadium.
The Tornado Watch forced Country Music Marathon organizers in Nashville to enact its weather contingency plans, moving runners under a 4-hour pace to the half marathon course at the 11.2 mile marker.
Officials also opened up LP Field, home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, for runners to take shelter once thunderstorms moved into town.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Davidson County until 2 p.m.