Whether you're new to running or have been at it for years, you'll enjoy the beautiful view of the Mississippi River at sunset as you stride down Riverside Drive. Our annual 4-mile race begins and ends at Loflin Yard, where you'll cross the finish line to a nice, cold beverage. We'll be celebrating that unique Memphis mix of art, culture and industry like never before at the after party and awards ceremony. A t-shirt and swag bag featuring gifts and special offers from our Chamber member businesses make the deal even better.
This year's race includes a Memphis Spirit Contest where runners can enter a costume contest showing their Memphis spirit and will be judged for their creativity, Memphis spirit and overall appearance in four categories: child (12 and under), male, female and group. Participants can enter the contest at Loflin Yard when they check in for the race. Winners will receive an impressive Memphis trophy to display prominently and brag about to their friends and neighbors.
Our runners are dedicated, but they can't do it without a little help. We are looking for some energetic volunteers and course workers to help with registration, offer water, provide direction, and yell encouragement as our entrants test their endurance. Can't make race day? Volunteer to work at one of our pre-registration and packet pickup locations around the greater Memphis area. It's a great way to introduce yourself and your business to the running community in Memphis. The Move It Memphis race is also an awesome opportunity to meet Memphis residents and runners, network with member businesses, and soak up the wonderful Downtown Memphis rhythm. To volunteer, contact Tunga Lee at 901-543-3571.