Did you know?  Proceeds from the Steps of Success 5k directly benefit our cause.  We provide college scholarships and invest in the personal, educational, spiritual, leadership and professional development of college students and inner city youth - providing effective pathways to success and a ticket to a better life.

Our mission is to Ignite, Inspire and Transform the lives of college students and youth living in under-served communities through mentoring, education and physical fitness.


Every step taken in the Steps of Success 5k helps to empower, motivate and guide college students as they transition through school, helping them maximize their full potential and successfully graduate. 

Our college students pay it forward by providing FREE volunteer service hours to youth participating in after school programs in under-served communities.  They display the power of education while serving as tutors and mentors, inspiring youth to pursue higher education.  

"The Steps of Success 5k and 50/50 Mentoring Program gave me an opportunity to network with and pique the minds of numerous alumni and professionals.  It instilled in me a sense of service and aspiring to give back.  I am able to make a difference in a child's life at an early stage, which goes to show the massive impact this program can have in the lives of future students." - Richard Mead (Fisk University Class of 2015)

Win A Scholarship

You could win a $1000 College Scholarship!

Register and complete the 5k walk/run and be eligible for $500 - $1000 scholarships!  

Each school listed below has been awarded 50 FREE student registration codes:

Meharry Medical College - MEHARRYFREE

Fisk University - FISKFREE

Tennessee State University - TSUFREE

Belmont University - BELMONTFREE

Vanderbilt University - VANDYFREE

Nashville State - NASHSTATEFREE

Volunteer State  - VOLSTATEFREE

Watkins College - WATKINSFREE

Brightwood College - BRIGHTWOODFREE

Trevecca University - TREVECCAFREE

Western Kentucky University - WKUFREE

Middle Tennessee State - MTSUFREE

David Lipscomb University - LIPSCOMBFREE

* Select 5K option on registration page and put in your school FREE CODE at checkout for free entry


Join Our Community

The Steps of Success 5k scholarship fundraiser walk/run is a family friendly event!

Join us Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Shelby Park (Nashville, TN).

You're FEET Matter!  

Register - Volunteer - Donate


"Steps of Success 5k is an incredible race with an even better cause.  The event not only creates opportunities for college students and inner city youth in the Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, but also provides an outlet for health and fitness in our community.  The story behind the Steps of Success 5k is one of persistence and overcoming adversity.  Nashville Fit Magazine is a multi-year sponsor and look forward to many more years of supporting the mission and team."

- Ryan Freebing (CEO, Nashville Fit Magazine)