2023 GARR 5K
Welcome to the Great American River Run 5K, taking off on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 7:55 a.m.! From the banks of the Mississippi River to the streets of Downtown Memphis, the city’s premier river race is the perfect Memorial Day weekend destination.
The 5K is great for runners of all experience levels and is the perfect distance for every member of the family. Whether you’re trying to sprint through the course or looking forward to trying an easier walking pace, this is one race you can’t miss!
Run GARR and you’ll walk away with soft-style race shirt and a 5K medal when you cross the finish line. Plus, you’re invited to the best post-race party in south with plenty of food and beer
Cash Prize Breakdown:
(winners in the men and women divisions receive same amount in cash prize in all races)
- 1st place – $500
Registration is $30 for a limited time only. Active duty and military veterans receive a $5 discount.
- $30 – current fee
- $45 – fee day of race, May 27
You’ll have a bit more pep in your step when you come across our in-course entertainment including Fireworks start, post-race food and beer as well as a Start and Finish on historic Beale Street.
The 2022 Great American River Run is the total package!
Our event is about the EXPERIENCE! You’ll run next to historical landmarks and downtown favorites like:
- The Peabody Hotel
- Blues Museum
- Central Station
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Rock N Soul Museum
- South Main
Parking on race morning/day is not included. Click here to find option for race day parking.
Below is the race route for the 2022 competition. The 2023 Great American River Run race route will be published in April. For detailed 2022 route information, click here.
For more information, email us at GARR@memphisinmay.org.