MEMPHIS, TN, December 1, 2022 – Memphis in May International Festival has opened registration for the Great American River Run to be held Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 27, 2023. The race features a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, something for runners of any skill level.
Organizers are offering deep discounts on early registrations for a limited time, the 5K is just $25, the 10K is $30 and the half marathon is only $45*. In honor of the race being held on Memorial Day weekend, an additional discount is offered to members of the military.
“The buzz is growing! Runners love the Great American River Run! In fact, 98% of last year’s runners said they would recommend the Great American River Run to a friend,” says James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “And what’s not to love? We have a race for every runner at every skill level attracting elite athletes to families, and of course, our famous post-race party with real Memphis food, local beer, and live music in Handy Park.”
The popular race includes an exciting fireworks start, course entertainment and features an exclusive incentive to the Great American River Run’s half marathon: the “King and Queen of the Hill,” which offers an additional $500 prize to the fastest male and female runners to crest the A.W. Willis bridge.
The Great American River Run will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, and is designed for all levels of runners, from elite athletes to beginning runners or family participants. Courses wind through downtown Memphis and along the riverfront, and, ending on historic Beale Street with our famous post-race party in Handy Park.
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: memphisinmay.org/garr