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 and celebrate your run with a Memphis-style after party for all ages. With the Grizzline and the Grizz Merch truck to help you get ready for the season, a Memphis Spirit Contest judged by local celebrities including Holly Whitfield of I Love Memphis, and t-shirts, trophies, and more, this is a great way to spend a beautiful evening outside and support your city!
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 a framed Memphis print from local artist Signet Sealed!
You know how you’re told to pace yourself in races and not go out too fast? Toss that out the window! Hammer that first mile, go ahead and blow up! Why do such a thing when the race is four miles? Glad you asked. Because we’ve partnered with Breakaway to create a race within a race called the Breakaway Mile!
And, did we tell you it is a downhill mile? How about a big PR to write home about. Mom will be so proud!
To the faster types, Breakaway is offering $150 gift certificates to the overall men's and women's fastest times. One catch - you have to finish the full event in under 28 and 32 min respectively! Sorry, no walking it in!
Just think - now you get two races for the price of one, and a good chance at a mile PR!
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.