Demetrius Short is changing the lives of young people, one race at a time. This two time marathoner is the CEO of Steps of Success, an organization he founded to provide scholarships for young college students from underserved communities. Demetrius is also the Captain of Black Men Run Nashville and they team up with Brown Boys read, where they read with young boys and then take them for a run. Demetrius is a dynamic, enthusiastic leader in his community and you will be moved by all that he is doing to transform young lives. In the second half of our conversation, we chat all things Nashville including the best places to run, fantastic dining options, races and more. Demetrius brings it with the very best of Music City from his perspective.

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Demetrius's recommendations for Nashville, TN:


1. Five Bridges Run (Run every bridge downtown at night - the bridges are lit up! This is a six mile run).
2. Percy Warner Park (Run the Flying Monkey course) 


1. Slim and Husky's Pizza
2. Eddie's V's (Seafood restaurant located 5th and Broadway)
3. Justin Timerland's
4. Monell's at the Manor (Patrons sit at a community table and eat with others - breakfast, lunch and dinner)
5. Red Perch (fresh fish)
6. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
7. Hattie B's Chicken
8. Swett's Restaurant (Fried catfish)
9. Milk and Honey Nashville (for brunch)


1. Air BnB
2. Virgin Hotel (Rooftop music)
3. J.W. Marriott
4. Grand Hyatt
5. Ritz Carlton is coming

Running Stores

1. Fleet Feet
2. Jack Rabbit Running


1. Steps of Success 5K
2. East Nasty Tomato Fest 5K
3. St. Jude Rock n Roll Nashville
4. TSU Big Blue 5K
5. BnA 5k (Run on the airport runway!)

Places of Interest

1. Exit Inn (Music)
2. 5th and Broadway
3. African American Music Museum
4. Ryman Au
5. Fisk University (Harriet Tubman, John Lewis, Jubliee Singers)
6. Jazz on the Cumberland (free summer concerts put on by Victor Chapman)

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Where to find Demetrius Short:

Demetrius on Instgram

Steps of Success 5K on Instagram

Transformation Life Center Instagram

Transformation Life Center on Facebook

Steps of Success 5K on Facebook

Where to find Natalie and Jerold:

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Suite Run Instagram
Natalie's Twitter
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Natalie's Facebook
Suite Run Website
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