Physicians Urgent Care is sponsoring Mercy Community Healthcare’s annual Franklin Classic.

This year it is a virtual event, so you can run or walk the race – on a course of your choosing – anytime between Monday, Aug. 29 and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

The Franklin Classic offers a 5K, 10K, 15K and 1K Kids Fun Run. For more than 20 years, proceeds from the Franklin Classic have benefited Mercy’s services, which include primary care, psychiatry and counseling, chronic care management and social services for all ages. While many of Mercy’s patients have insurance, there are some who are un- and underinsured and in need of affordable care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration Fees

$40 – 5K, 10K, 15K (includes a tech race t-shirt)
$15 – 1K Kids Fun Run (ages 9 & under as of 9/7/2020, includes a cotton race t-shirt)
$25 – Spirit Runner (includes a tech race t-shirt)
Event registration will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.
You must register by Friday, Aug. 7, in order to guarantee a t-shirt in the size requested.
There are no refunds for any reason for this event.



Race to Honor Our Teams of Healthcare Heroes

In addition to registering for the Franklin Classic, supporters will be able to show they are “All In” for Mercy by making a donation in honor of our healthcare heroes. Support may be given to one of the following five teams:

  • Pediatric Primary Care Team
  • Adult Primary Care Team
  • Lewisburg Team
  • Behavioral Health/Psychiatry Team
  • School Counselors Team

Despite the pandemic, these teams continue to care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of members of our community with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. You may make a donation while registering for the race, or go to

About Mercy Community Healthcare

The Franklin Classic benefits Mercy Community Healthcare located in Franklin, Tenn. Mercy Community Healthcare provides integrated primary care to the under-served in Williamson and surrounding counties. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Mercy offers many services beyond primary care, which involve behavioral health counseling, psychiatric services, as well as complete care coordination, including services like chronic care management and assistance with social services. These services are available to patients of all ages, both insured and uninsured. The Mercy staff opens their hearts to every patient and family and are committed to treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit. From shots to wellness checks to counseling, Mercy makes long-term, lasting health more possible than ever.

  • More than 11,000 patients call Mercy Community Healthcare their medical home.
  • Mercy offers pediatric primary care, adult primary care, integrated mental health services (counseling and psychiatry), and care coordination (wrap-around services such as referrals to specialists and dentists, and other basic needs assistance).
  • 63% of Mercy’s patients are uninsured, on TennCare (Medicaid) or Medicare.
  • A sliding scale, self-pay program is available.
  • About 26% of Mercy’s patients deal with chronic diseases – asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
  • In 2019, Mercy had 52,000+ total visits, which included 21,960 for counseling/therapy and 6,236 for psychiatry (medication management).
  • Mercy’s School-Based Counseling Program exists in 31 schools in Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District and Marshall County Schools.
  • Mercy Community Healthcare is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with locations in Franklin and Lewisburg, Tenn.

About Physicians Urgent Care

Middle Tennessee’s local physician-owned and operated urgent care clinics. We can handle the majority of cases normally seen in a hospital emergency room, without the high cost or long wait times. We offer personal, high-quality care that you won’t find at any other urgent care clinic.

Urgent Care

Primary Care

  • Well visits and annual physicals
  • Immunizations for adults
  • Treating acute illnesses and injuries–from the flu to broken bones
  • Health, wellness and disease prevention
  • Women’s health
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Management of stable, chronic conditions including, but not limited to:
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure or cholesterol
    • Thyroid or heart disease
    • Anxiety/depression
    • Asthma
    • ADHD

Sports Medicine

  • Concussions
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Sports-related dermatology
  • Sports Physicals
  • Performance analysis and injury prevention
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Exercise Prescription
  • “Return to Play” Decisions
  • Recommendations for safe strength training and conditioning exercises


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