Festival records $170K loss resulting from smaller-scale events and postponement of BSMF in 2021 due to COVID19
Blair Ball Photos
Photos from the 2021 Great American River Run are now available. Blair Ball Photography did a marvelous job once again. Click here to find your picture!
Can someone else pick up my packet at the Expo?
Details regarding our COVID-safe packet pickup and Expo will be announced soon. Make sure they come with a copy of your ID and proof of your registration. Please visit the Expo page for additional details.
What's an address for the start/finish line?
All races start and finish at the same place in Handy Park (200 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103).
If I'm coming from out of town, where should I stay?
Be sure to check out our travel page for a list of nearby hotels we recommend while you visit Memphis.
What are the details you can provide about the military discount?
With the race taking place on Memorial Day weekend, we want to honor armed forces personnel. The military discount should only be selected for those who are active or who have served in the armed forces
Where should I park on race day?
Click here to view details on Premium Parking options.
Click here to view a detailed list of parking options for race day.
Are strollers allowed for either race?
Strollers are not permitted for either race this year.
Is there anything to do following the race?
Stick around Beale Street and downtown Memphis once your finish to enjoy the sights and sounds of our river city!
What time does each race begin?
Each race will have staggered start times. AFTER YOU REGISTER, you can select your start time by completing this form. Please do not complete the form if you haven't registered.
Is there an age limit for any of the race distances?
We strongly caution every runner to consider the health and safety risks before deciding to run. With that being said, we do not have an age limit for the 5K, but we require runners to be 10 years of age or older to participate in the 10K and 13 years old to participate in the half. Parents must sign the liability waiver for any minor children under the age of 18 who participate in the Great American River Run.
What is the time limit for the half marathon?
The time limit to complete the half marathon is four hours.
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