If picking up running is one of your New Year's Resolutions, I recommend picking a 5k target race sometime in the Spring to work toward. At that time of year, you can find a number of 5k races within driving distance of almost everyone. If your particular plan has you getting to that mileage sooner, there is a Hot Chocolate Run in Nashville in mid-February. It is cold but fun. There are 5ks typically around St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo to name just a few. Nashville has all of these.