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95.5 FM NASH Icon's Lisa Manning to Serve as Official Grand Marshal

95.5 FM NASH Icon's Lisa Manning to Serve as Official Grand Marshal for the Lucky Dog 1-Mile Wag ‘n’ Walk for the 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Music City Run to benefit PEDIGREE Foundation at Nissan Stadium


Proceeds of the Race will Benefit PEDIGREE Foundation’s Disaster Relief Efforts & Annual Grants




Nashville, TN – March 10, 2020 -- 95.5 FM NASH Icon’s Lisa Manning is set to serve as

the Official Grand Marshal for the Lucky Dog 1-Mile Wag ‘n’ Walk for the Mars Petcare 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Music City Run. The event will include a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Lucky Dog 1-Mile “Wag ‘n’ Walk” this Saturday, March 14th at Nissan Stadium. The event will benefit PEDIGREE Foundation’s disaster relief efforts and annual shelter and rescue grants. PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to ending pet homelessness by supporting shelters and rescue organizations throughout the United States with grants.


Working in various radio format over the years in markets such as, D.C., Cleveland, Norfolk and Charlotte to name a few, Lisa Manning moved to Nashville in 1993 to further carve out her career in Nashville’s country music radio scene.  She has a passion for rescue dogs and has three of her own pups who were rescued – Taz, Kylo and Molly.  You can listen to Lisa on NASH FM from 9am to 2pm on weekdays.


“NASH Icon and the entire Cumulus Radio team is so excited to participate in the St. Patrick’s Music City Run, “said Lisa Manning. “I hope you will join me and my beloved pups as I’ll serve as the Official Grand Marshal for the Lucky Dog 1-Mile Wag ‘n’ Walk this weekend to support rescue dogs in need.”


Rising country music artist Erin Kinsey will sing the National Anthem on race day. Erin Kinsey is a gifted songwriter, artist and highly accomplished musician, playing seven instruments. For the last several years, this Texas native has been wowing audiences in Texas, Music City and beyond, headlining noteworthy venues such as Love and War in Texas, The Gaylord Texan, CMA Fest, The Dallas International Film Festival and the C2C Festival in London, England. In 2017, Erin Kinsey opened for Hunter Hayes during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Concert at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. She can also be seen playing songwriter rounds at the historic Bluebird Café and The Listening Room Cafe.


“We are thrilled with the registration numbers thus far and expect to see even more of a jump over the next week,” said Faye Yates, Owner/Director of Team Magic. “We are also delighted to have Lisa Manning from NASH Icon 95.5 FM on board to be our Grand Marshal for the Lucky Dog 1-Mile Wag ‘n’ Walk and Erin Kinsey to sing the national anthem.  This is going to be an incredible event for participants, PEDIGREE Foundation and the city of Nashville.  We look forward to seeing you all on March 14 at Nissan Stadium.”


Team Magic took over management and race production of this event in 2015 and the organization is excited to continue this downtown Nashville tradition while supporting a worthwhile charity partner like PEDIGREE Foundation. The course will take runners along the banks of the winding Cumberland River that flows through and around downtown Nashville.


To sign up to participate in the race visit www.StPatricksNashville.com.


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About PEDIGREE Foundation

We believe every dog deserves a loving, forever home. PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help end pet homelessness. Nearly 3.5 million dogs end up in shelters and rescues every year, and nearly half never find a home. The foundation was established in 2008 by Mars Petcare, maker of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, to help increase dog adoption rates. We’ve awarded more than 5,500 grants and $8 million to U.S. shelters and rescues that help dogs in need. At PEDIGREE Foundation, we’re working toward a day when all dogs are safe, secure, cared for, fed well and loved. See how you can help: www.PEDIGREEFoundation.org.


About Mars Petcare

Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, the 85,000 Associates across 50+ countries in Mars Petcare are dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. With 75 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world’s pets – including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ as well as the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through an international network of over 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We’re also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

© 2019 Mars or Affiliates.


About Team Magic

Formed in 1985 in Birmingham, Alabama, with current operations out of Nashville, TN, Team Magic organizes running and triathlon events throughout Tennessee and Alabama as one of the nation’s largest full-service professional multisport event companies. Team Magic works to create a welcoming and rewarding environment for athletes and communities alike, in pursuit of a lasting legacy through which athletes, community partners and charity partners can be engaged and thrive. Over the years, Team Magic has received the honor of hosting championship events for USA Triathlon, including state, regional and national championships, the Olympic Triathlon Team Trials for the Beijing Olympic Games, as well as the Men’s Marathon Olympic Team Trials for the Athens Olympic Games.


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