Steps of Success 5K and Family Fun Run

Steps of Success 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
Date: September 9, 2023 | Time: 7:45 AM (CST)

It’s Not Just a Race — It’s a Pathway to Success!
The Transformation Life Center proudly presents the 13th Annual Steps of Success 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Each stride we take is a stride towards building a brighter future for African American/Black college students and the youth in Nashville’s underserved neighborhoods. Witness our Founder and CEO, Demetrius Short, lead by example, running in a full suit paired with sneakers. Join us in realizing the TLC dream: “Empowering the next generation of Black leaders to create a significant global impact!” Dive into the Event Details section on our menu bar to discover more. Gear up and meet us at the starting line!

Fundraising Initiatives

  • “Transform” Fundraiser: Commit individually or as a team to contribute or collect $2,500. This amount sponsors one student’s entry into the Leadership Academy.
  • “Inspire” Fundraiser: Embark on a mission to give or gather $1,000. This funds a college scholarship for one deserving student.
  • “Ignite” Fundraiser: Rally to offer or raise $500, enabling one boy to be a part of the Brown Boys Read program.

Select a level that resonates with you or determine your own contribution. Every dollar counts. All proceeds bolster the Transformation Life Center, its noble cause, and the youth it supports. Need more details? Reach out to us at or dial 615-997-6841.

Initiate Your Personal or Group Fundraiser Now!

The Ultimate 5K After Party
Celebrate Beyond the Finish Line!
Join fellow runners at the Analog within the Hutton Hotel for a post-race gala. All registered Steps of Success 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk participants get free entry. Our passion doesn’t end at the finish line. Every moment of the race aims to carve out a “Pathway to Success” for our African American/Black students and the promising youth of Nashville. Demetrius Short, our inspiration in a suit and sneakers, beckons your support to fuel the TLC mission: “Nurturing the future Black leaders who will change our world for the better.”

It’s not just any after party — it’s the best 5K After Party you’ll ever attend! Get ready to groove to live tunes, savor scrumptious food, and revel in camaraderie!

After Party Details:

  • Date & Time: 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Analog at Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Entry Fee: $30 for online registrations; $50 at the door (Steps of Success participants attend for free)