This half marathon is the only of its kind to allow racers to cross the mighty Mississippi along its longest pedestrian bridge, Big River Crossing. You'll also get to trek through the Big River Trail, a paved path through the Arkansas floodplains with amazing riverside views. The 5K race goes through Downtown Memphis, with awe-inspiring views of Tom Lee Park and Big River Crossing. All race proceeds will benefit Peer Power Foundation, a Memphis-based nonprofit that recruits and trains high-performing high school and college students to tutor and mentor their peers.
Big River Crossing
Big River Crossing is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River, providing dramatic views of its ever-changing landscape. By connecting Main Streets in Memphis and West Memphis, the BRX ties together urban, rural, and natural areas and gives users recreation options unique to each setting.