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2021 #MIMGARR 5K
Welcome to the Great American River Run 5K, taking off on Saturday, May 29, 2021! 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 the fabulous #MIMGARR 5K and you'll walk away with some serious swag. Every registrant will score a purple soft-style race shirt designed specifically for the distance and a beautiful finisher's medal!
But more than that, 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
You'll have a bit more pep in your step when you come across our in-course entertainment from the likes of
- Blind Mississippi Morris
- Others to be announced soon!
We haven't even mentioned the
- Fireworks start
- Post-race food and beer
- Start and finish on historic Beale Street
The 2021 Great American River Run is the total package.
No registrations on race day
Register now by clicking here! <<-------!
The 5K will have staggered start times and it's up to you to select which time you begin. Once you register, you'll select either 7:30, 7:45, 8:00 or 8:15 AM CST by completing this form. It should only be completed once you have registered!
2021 5K Elevation Map
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