Event Date

Wed, Jan 1, 2014


Whites Creek, TN

About This Activity

Part Olympic Decathalon + Part Wipeout + Part Family Reunion = ALL AWESOME!

The Fatherhood Games is a fun-filled day for dads and kids to engage in friendly competition – celebrating fatherhood while raising support for boys whose fathers are absent from their lives.

Get your game on, make some memories and most importantly, make a difference!

  • This event is fun for all.  Whether you’re under 9 or over 90, an Iron Man or an Every Man, the Fatherhood Games is for you.
  • It’s the perfect Father’s Day gift and quite possibly a new Father’s Day weekend family tradition!
  • Everyone is welcome!  Dads and moms, sons and daughters, and even single parents looking for fellowship and support.
  • Compete with your loved ones or volunteer to team-up with a child in need, and make it a day they won’t forget.
  • And the best part?  Your participation creates positive change. All proceeds help the Family Foundation Fund, a nonprofit that supports boys whose fathers are absent from their lives. 

For the past 13 years, the Family Foundation Fund has created an extraordinary experience for families on Father’s Day weekend, while raising awareness for the importance of Fatherhood. Historically, the Games lefted on a 5K trail run and family entertainment. Now, FFF is stepping up the fun with a lineup of challenges that will quench any competitive spirit.

Events Include:

  • 5K Trail Run/Walk
  • Pass Punt Kick
  • Obstacle Course    
  • Wacky Trike Race
  • Big Ski Race
  • Water Balloon Toss
  • Sack Races
  • Corn Hole
  • Dodgeball
  • Three-Point Shoot Out
  • Muddy Tug of War
  • Boy Scout Challenge (Building a Tent)


Each event will be scored, with the goal of either finishing with the best/lowest time (5K, Sack Race) or achieving the highest possible score (cornhole, pass-punt-kick).  A volunteer at each game station will score each participant.  Gamers will have a scorecard that they carry with them throughout the day to keep track of their best efforts.  A central leaderboard will be frequently updated as new high scores are achieved at each station.  At the end of the Games, a winner will be announced for each event (with the exception of the 5K, which will be announced shortly after the race as usual).

Your Adventure Awaits!

  • Conquer Nashville’s only 5K trail run/walk.
  • Test your skills with mini-games in our Field Day zone.
  • Work your way up the leaderboard and win cool prizes.
  • Enjoy live music from Nashville artists.
  • Picnic on the grounds of the historic Fontanel Mansion.
  • Reach new heights with a free hot air balloon ride.
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We look forward to your joining us on Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Fatherhood Games
at The Fontanel Mansion
4225 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN

Event details and schedule


6 a.m. – Early birds arrive for 5K registration.

7:30 a.m. – The Games kick off with the 5K trail run/walk.

9 a.m. – Live music on amphitheater stage + 5K winners announced.

9 a.m. – 12 noon – Competition heats up in the Field Day Zone with mini-games, food and family fun.

12:15 -1:15 p.m. – Closing ceremonies commence. Medals and prizes presented. Lunch on the grounds of The Fontanel.

Throughout the morning, hot air balloon rides will be available for free!

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