The Great American River Run 2023
Memorial Day Weekend
The 2023 Great American River Run will take place on Saturday May 27th over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Memphis and along the Mississippi River.
Whether its the half marathon, 10K, or 5K, sign up early for the lowest registration fee of the year. The longer you wait, the more you’ll pay, so register early to save!
There is over $8,500 in cash prizes for the fastest runners! This year we’ve added the 10k and 5k in the dash for the cash.
Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a beautiful medal, race shirt and an invitation to our famous post-run after party with plenty of real food … and beer!
Parking on race morning/day is not included. Click here to find option for race day parking.
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Click the link below to register for the Great American Rive Run Half Marathon, 10k, or 5k.
Registration Fee increases for ALL RACES on race day.
Cash Prize Breakdown:
(winners in the men and women divisions receive same amount in cash prize in all races)
- Half Marathon
- 1st place – $1,250
- 2nd place – $750
- 3rd place – $500
- 4th place – $250
- 5th place – $100
- 1st place – $500
- 1st place – $500
- Queen/King of the Hill
- Best Time- $500
Start Time – 7:00 am
Start Time – 7:40 am
Start Time – 7:55 am
Complete Road Closures – May 28th, 2022
Road closures from 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
- All lanes of Riverside Drive from West Carolina Avenue to Union Avenue.
- All lanes closed of South BB King Boulevard from Lt. George W Lee Avenue to Peabody Place
- Beale Street from South BB King Boulevard to South Fourth Street
- Rufus Thomas Boulevard from Peabody Place to Fed Ex Forum
- South Fourth Street from Peabody Place to Fed Ex Forum
Other streets on the course will have partial lane closure with MPD and volunteers directing traffic during the race.
For more detailed course information, click here.
For more information, email us at GARR@memphisinmay.org.
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2021 GARR Results
THANKS for joining us on Memorial Day weekend. We had an amazing time welcoming over 2,300 runners from 38 states to downtown Memphis!
Click here to view/order your finisher photo from Blair Ball Photography.
Runners that placed in the top three in their category will receive a certificate by mail – congratulations!