1. The Most Amazing Race
When: August 20, 2016. (8:00am-1:30pm)
Where: Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education
            203 S Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Details: Join the Salvation Army of Memphis for The Most Amazing Race! Your participation helps those less fortunate race toward a better quality of life through long-term recovery and stabilizing programs.  Based on the popular TV series The Amazing Race and adapted for the Memphis Area Command, teams will journey around Downtown Memphis competing and completing several challenges at signature locations. The variety of challenges will consist of physical, mental, and social aspects. Teams consist of 3 people each. All teams will start from a single location traveling on foot to one of 11 challenge locations. After completion of all challenges, each team will make their way to the finish line and after party with teams, volunteers, and sponsors waiting to celebrate. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded onsite. Following your AMAZING finish be sure to stay for our Beale St. Landing After Race Party.
Contact aaron.keegan [at] uss.salvationarmy [dot] org or 901.260-9120.

2. Breakaway Bar Dog 5k & Monroe Ave Festival
When: August 28, 2016. (9:00am)
Where: Bardog Tavern
            73 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Details:
Join Breakaway Running and Bardog Tavern for the 7th Annual Breakaway/Bardog Tavern 5k benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Run with the pack through historic downtown Memphis. Afterward, stick around for the post race party which will feature live bands, a dunk tank, free food, raffle with TONS of prizes, meatball eating contest, and much much more.
Register at Breakaway Running, Bardog Tavern or online (until 8/27) for $35 or same day for $40.

September

3. Chick-fil-A 5K
When: September 5, 2016. (8:00am)
Where: AutoZone Park
           200 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Details:
Participate in the 14th annual Chick-fil-A 5K where it’s good to get an “F”. It’s a Fun event for the Family centered on Fitness and Free Chick-fil-A! Each year, thousands of people from across the Mid-South and beyond gather at AutoZone Park to participate in this great event benefiting Junior Achievement of the Mid-South, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. This year, we’ve found even more ways to celebrate your passion for hitting the pavement while supporting a worthy cause with your friends and family. Register Here

4. G.E. Patterson 5k for Pre-K Run/Walk Benefiting Porter-Leath
When: September 17, 2016 (8:00am)
Where:
Prince & Princess Day Care Center
            850 S Lauderdale St, Memphis, TN 38126
Details: The G.E. Patterson 5K for Pre-K is a walk/run event benefiting Porter-Leath's Preschool programs. Serving over 5,800 students each year, this program ensures that children are ready to learn from day 1 of school and that their parents are engaged participants in their child's education. Come join us September 17th for a great event featuring an awesome USA Track and Field Certified route through the heart of Downtown Memphis! For those already registered by August 31, t-shirts will be available for pick up prior to the day of the race. Registrations after August 31 are not guaranteed at t-shirt the day of race.

5. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
When: September 24, 2016
Where: Downtown Memphis
Details: Start a team with your family and friends to join. Or join an existing team. Fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude. Walk: age 6 and up – $10, 5K Run: age 6 and up – $20, Age 5 and under – participation is free. Raise $100 and earn your official event T-shirt. Raise $250 to become a member of our Fearless Fundraiser Club, and earn additional St. Jude gear as you fundraise. Register Here

6. The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt
When: September 24, 2016 (8:00am)
Where: TBA Downtown Memphis
Details: Think you know Memphis well? Prove it in the first annual Ultimate Scavenger Hunt Memphis. Participants will have 25 destinations around town, all within the city limits. Some will be well known landmarks, others lesser known eccentricities of our city. The first individual or group (no more than 4) to complete this task will be our first annual Ultimate Scavenger champion and win a $500 cash prize! Individual Tickets: $25, Individual Tickets: $25. Facebook

October

7. Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk
When: October 1, 2016 (8:15am)
Where: AutoZone Park
           200 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Details: #MWM5K We invite you to support the Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Autozone Park (corner of Union and Third). The Sickle Cell 5K Run Walk in Memphis originated in 2007 by the Alpha Memphis Education Foundation. It was developed to create a greater awareness in the Memphis community of Sickle Cell Disease and to raise money for patient care, social services, and research. Presently, the event is under the leadership of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit individuals living with Sickle Cell. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with this debilitating disease. In 2013 the event changed the name to the Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K in memory of Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden of ABC24. Mark was the celebrity MC for the event in 2011-2012. Mark lived with sickle cell and was a huge supporter of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. Register
Registration 7:15 am, Race 8:15am

8. Bluff City Blues 100
When: October 1, 2016 (8:00am)
Where: Downtown Memphis
Details: Come join us for the Bluff City Blues 100. Join over 1000 cyclist as they take on the countryside north of Memphis, TN. After the ride, sit down, relax and enjoy some Blues Music supplied by the Memphis Blues Society while enjoying some beer and Memphis' own Central BBQ. Ride 20m, 40m, 62m, 100m. More details can be found at www.bcb100.com


9. CHF Race for HOPE 5K & 10K
When: October 8, 2016. (8:00am)
Where: Overton Ave and Main, Memphis, TN 38103
Details: A new 5K and 10K race held downtown Memphis brought to you by the Chris Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization. Chris Hope's vision is to help assist the families who struggle due to job absence or loss due to caring for their child fighting childhood cancer. CHF also provides moments of joy and happiness with events catered just for the families and patients. Race attractions will include inspiring views! Scenic routes also include AutoZone Park, Beale Street, the Orpheum Theater, Civil Rights Museum, Mississippi River, Tom Lee Park and Bass Pro Shops! Live music at the after party! T-shirts for all race participants. Sponsorship options are available. We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer to assist on race day. Registration will be FREE for patients fighting childhood cancer, and their parents! Call 901-485-HOPE for your registration code. Facebook

10. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure
When: October 29, 2016 (Race site opens at 7:30, Race starts at 9:00, Expo opens at 9:30, Survivor Brunch at 10:45)
Where: AutoZone Park
           200 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Details: The Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure is the only Race/Walk  in our community that gives grants to local hospitals and health care providers for mammograms and diagnostics.  We are proud that since 1993 we have granted almost $10 million locally. No one does what we do to fight breast cancer here at home. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. However, the Race for the Cure is not WHAT we do but HOW we do it. We raise funds so that we can give local health care grants so that women in our community are never denied breast health care. Register Here


December

11. St. Jude Memphis Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Relay
When: December 3, 2016 (The 2016 race time schedule is coming soon!)
Where: The start and finish lines are two blocks apart, located near a dozen downtown hotels, plenty of restaurants and historic Beale Street.
Details: Runners get their chance to run through the home of the blues and American roots music of every stripe in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon, which tests the hardiness and dedication of more than 2,000 full marathoners and 5,000 half marathoners each December. From the starting line at the corner of 4th and Beale Streets, in the heart of the city’s biggest tourist draw, both the half marathon and the full marathon head out on what is roughly a clockwise loop route through Memphis, taking runners past many of the city’s most famous sights, including Beale Street, Sun Studio, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory and more. Those running the half and the full share the same course for nearly all of the first 13 miles of the race; the full marathoners will split off from the half marathoners just before the latter group turns to head toward AutoZone Park for their finish. Mostly flat and fast (it’s run through the Memphis city streets), the race also provides ample views of the waterfront by the Mississippi River, and finishes at majestic AutoZone Park, home of the AAA-level Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball team. Walkers are welcome, as long as they can keep a pace of 20 minutes per mile or better.

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