Set for its second annual running this year through the streets of the city that’s home to Sun Studios and Beale Street, the Race 13.1 Memphis Half Marathon & 8K follows an out-and-back course that starts on Mud Island, and unfolds along the Mississippi River before heading across the Willis Bridge.
Once over the bridge, runners will proceed through the heart of downtown Memphis, passing City Hall, Civic CIty Plaza and the beautiful Memphis Park.
The next section of the course is a beautiful stretch on Riverside Drive, a street whose name says it all – running along the Mississippi River and Tom Lee Park. Returning on Riverside Drive, runners will turn onto the iconic Beale Street, which is deeply rooted and responsible for blues style music and filled with great BBQ restaurants.
The next stretch of the course takes place largely on N. 2nd Street, which will provide beautiful Wolf River Harbor views until runners return to the finish along the Mississippi River back to the heart of Mud Island.
Like all Race 13.1 events, runners can expect plenty of well-stocked, well-staffed aid stations and lots of enthusiastic course monitors along the way. Runners can expect to have a text message from Race 13.1 with a link to the live results waiting for them when they cross the finish line, along with a first class post-race party.
If runners have any questions they can visit the ‘contact us’ page on Race 13.1 website for the phone number and email address of their customer service department.
Over 1,500 runners are expected in the half marathon that will start at 7:00 AM while the 8k will begin at 7:15 AM.
– Race description provided by Race 13.1
Race Weather & Climate
On the day of the race (April 8), the average low is 51°F and the average high is 71°F.
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:15 AM – 8K
- $55 – $90 for the half marathon
- $40 – $50 for the 8K
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Race 13.1 Memphis, TN Half Marathon or 8K race, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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