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Great American River Run

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Event summary

Celebrate Memorial Day by running along the Mississippi River and through different neighborhoods of Memphis. There are three different race options, so the whole family can get involved, and there will be a giant feast and after-party once you've finished.

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Since the early 70s, this festival has put on a number of exciting events, bringing the world to Memphis and bringing Memphis to the world. The run was set up in 2016 in downtown Memphis.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu May 21 2020

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Race t-shirt
  • Cash prizes
  • Race expo
  • After-party: live music, beer, and food
5K
7:30am Sat 23rd May 2020

Run 5km

Half Marathon
7:00am Sat 23rd May 2020

Run 13.1mi

10K
7:30am Sat 23rd May 2020

Run 10km

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Frequently asked questions
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Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit for the 5K or 10K, but runners must be at least 13 years old to enter the half. … read more
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Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, for the half marathon, you must finish within 4 hours. … read more
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Are strollers permitted?
No, for safety reasons, strollers are not allowed on the course. … read more
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Route description
Route description

All races start and finish in Tom Lee Park overlooking Wolf River harbor. The routes loop through Downtown Memphis and the Cottonrow Historic District. The Half Marathon route then heads through Uptown before heading towards Harbor Town from N Mud Island Rd. You cross back over the bridge on A W Willis Ave, and head back to the finish area on the River Bluff.

There will be several aid stations and live music points supporting you along the route.

Logistics and schedule

To collect your Race Packet, you will need ID and proof of registration.

Friday 22nd May:

  • Race Expo will be open in downtown Memphis
  • Packet pick-up and registration
  • Merchandise and equipment stalls

Saturday 23rd May:

  • 07:00 - Half Marathon starts
  • 07:30 - 5K and 10K races start
  • 11:00 - Cut-off time for Half Marathon
How to get there

Tom Lee Park, Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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Location: Tom Lee Park, 357 Riverside Dr., Memphis

By Car:

Approach from I-55 or I-240

There are plenty of Parking options available nearby. For Parking with mobility limitations, there is a first-come first-served access on Riverside Drive from Beale St to Union Ave.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit for the 5K or 10K, but runners must be at least 13 years old to enter the half.
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, for the half marathon, you must finish within 4 hours.
FAQ
Are strollers permitted?
No, for safety reasons, strollers are not allowed on the course.
FAQ
Can somebody else register for me?
Yes, somebody else can collect your packet from the expo if you cannot attend on Friday. They must have your ID and registration proof.
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5K
7:30am Sat 23rd May 2020
Half Marathon
7:00am Sat 23rd May 2020
10K
7:30am Sat 23rd May 2020
Event postponed

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