Why we started the Snowball Express 5k


MSG Tre Ponder was KIA on 28 June 2005 in Afghanistan. He left behind a wife and 2 young daughters.  As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are drawing to a close, the awareness of those affected by these wars has diminished and charities like Snowball Express, an organization for the children of the military Fallen, have been impacted with increased demand, but decreased donations. Because of the decrease of donations, Tre’s daughters wanted to give back to the organization that has helped them. Samantha came up with the idea for a 5K and Elizabeth used her own money to pay the application fee.

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Snowball Express 5k >>


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Snowball Express 5k Info


WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:30 am
WHERE: Downtown Franklin, TN


Funds from the 5K goes to support children of fallen soldiers. Snowball helps the children of all Military Fallen through many activities throughout the year but the largest is a 4 day event where the children can be together. It is a chance for the children of the Fallen to heal, have fun and to be around those who truly understand what it is like to lose your military parent.


The Snowball Express Organization provides the opportunity for children of the Fallen to be together with others, learn more about them here >>





1. If I cannot make it to packet pickup, can I get my packet the day of the race?
Yes, but make sure you arrive at the race a little earlier to pick it up.
2. Can a friend pick up my packet for me?
Yes, just have them bring a confirmation from you saying you have given them permission.
3. Is there race day registration?
Yes, but the registration fee will be a little more.
4. Can I bring my dog?
Yes, we love pets! Just make sure you clean up after it.
5. Where is the race held?
The Snowball Express 5k is held in the Square in Downtown Franklin, TN.
6. Are strollers welcome?


Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsorship information for the 2016 race contact us at

May 28th, 2016
Snowball 5k Express