Memphis, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States

Start Date

07/17/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, 5K (3.1 Miles), 5 Miles, 10K (6.2 Miles), 10 Miles, Half Marathon (13.1 Mi)

2022 Lane Purser Memorial Road Race Series
Presented by the Memphis Runners Track Club
Join us for the 40th annual Road Race Series!  The Road Race Series consists of the following:

  • Two 5ks in July, Audubon Park
  • Two 5 Milers in August, WJ Freeman Park
  • Two 10ks in September, Shelby Farms Park
  • Two 10 Milers in October, Meeman Shelby Forest State Park
  • Two Half Marathons, Downtown Memphis

Click HERE for specifics on race dates and locations.  All of the races take place on Sunday mornings with a start time of 7:00 AM with the exception of our 1st Half Marathon (& Big River Crossing), which will be on a Saturday at 8:00 AM.

Complete all ten races and you will be a ROAD WARRIOR!! If you finish one race of each distance OR 6 total races, you will be a Series Finisher. Finishers will receive a special item once the series is complete. Road Warriors will get the Finisher's Item plus a personalized trophy.

BIG RIVER CROSSING HALF MARATHON/1st Half Marathon
For our 1st Half Marathon of the series, we will combine forces with The Big River Crossing Half Marathon. This means that when you sign up for the full Road Race Series you are also automatically signed up for the Big River Crossing Half Marathon. You do not need to register for that race separately and it will count as your first half marathon of the series.

MRTC is proud to partner with the beneficiary of this race, the Peer Power Foundation. Peer Power's mission is to empower and inspire scholars through their innovative student-to-student tutoring program. Peer Power is active in schools throughout Memphis, serving more than 1,000 students every year. Since its inception in 2005, the program has resulted in significant increases in test scores, scholarship awards, and graduation rates for students involved in the program.

***Please note that the BRX Half/1st Half Marathon of the RRS is on a SATURDAY (11/5) and not a Sunday like the other races in the series. Also be aware of the fact that the last race of the series (11/20) is on a Sunday and also will follow the same downtown course as the BRX Half.

REGISTRATION
If you register by June 14th, your bib and chip will be mailed right to your house. It's a great way to skip those packet pick-up lines! Be sure to watch our website OR like us on Facebook for registration announcements. We will be mailing out packets after June 21st.

We WILL NOT have onsite race day registration.  The online registration site will remain open, so please register online before leaving your house or you can register on your own personal device at the race.

PACKET PICK-UP
If you do not register by the June 14th deadline so that you recieve your bib/chip and shirt in the mail, you will be able to pick it up at any of the races. We will be ready for you to pick-up your things beginning at 6:00 am on race days. We will also have a packet pick-up prior to the beginning of the series on the following days: TBA

All participants of the full series will receive a technical short sleeve shirt. Single race day registrants will not get a shirt.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Full Series for MRTC Members

    Activity Starts: 7/17/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 11/20/2022 13:00
    Registration opens : 3/21/2022 10:48
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/21/2022 10:48
      Registration closes : 11/21/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80


  2. Full Series for Non-MRTC Members

    Activity Starts: 7/17/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 11/20/2022 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/22/2022 18:24
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/22/2022 18:24
      Registration closes : 11/21/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $125.00
      Processing fee : $8.25


  3. Mini-Series (1st 6 races of the Road Race Series for kids aged 12 and under)

    Activity Starts: 7/17/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 9/25/2022 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/22/2022 18:24
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/22/2022 18:24
      Registration closes : 9/25/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77


  4. 1st 5k

    The 5Ks are located at Audubon Park near the Cancer Memorial on Perkins. There is plenty of parking on the grass north of the Botanic Gardens off Cherry Rd. You may also park in the field located at the northeast corner of Audubon Park (intersection of Southern and Perkins extended). Please look to the volunteers in the Hi Viz vests to assist you. Please do not park on the grass at Theatre Memphis.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 7/17/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  5. 2nd 5k

    The 5Ks are located at Audubon Park near the Cancer Memorial on Perkins. There is plenty of parking on the grass north of the Botanic Gardens off Cherry Rd. You may also park in the field located at the northeast corner of Audubon Park (intersection of Southern and Perkins extended). Please look to the volunteers in the Hi Viz vests to assist you. Please do not park on the grass at Theatre Memphis.
    Activity Starts: 7/31/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 7/31/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  6. 1st 5 Miler

    The 5 Milers are located at WJ Freeman Park in Bartlett (closest major intersection is Bartlett Blvd. & Stage Rd.) with the Start Line on Bartlett Blvd. The course winds through the nearby Bartlett neighborhoods and finishes within the Park. There is parking within the Park if you arrive early enough; however, runners also park along the side streets.
    Activity Starts: 8/14/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 8/14/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  7. 2nd 5 Miler

    The 5 Milers are located at WJ Freeman Park in Bartlett (closest major intersection is Bartlett Blvd. & Stage Rd.) with the Start Line on Bartlett Blvd. The course winds through the nearby Bartlett neighborhoods and finishes within the Park. There is parking within the Park if you arrive early enough; however, runners also park along the side streets.
    Activity Starts: 8/28/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 8/28/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  8. 1st 10k

    The 10Ks are located at beautiful Shelby Farms Park, which is centrally located at the intersection of Farm Rd. & Walnut Grove Rd. The Start and Finish Lines are located near the horse stables at gate 10 off of Mullins Station Road. Parking is ample, but please do not park in the horse stables parking lot. Parking will be in the grassy area inside gate 10 which provides plenty of parking close to the start and finish lines.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 9/11/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  9. 2nd 10k

    The 10Ks are located at beautiful Shelby Farms Park, which is centrally located at the intersection of Farm Rd. & Walnut Grove Rd. The Start and Finish Lines are located near the horse stables at gate 10 off of Mullins Station Road. Parking is ample, but please do not park in the horse stables parking lot. Parking will be in the grassy area inside gate 10 which provides plenty of parking close to the start and finish lines.
    Activity Starts: 9/25/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 9/25/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  10. 1st 10 Miler

    Arguably everyone's favorite races are located at Shelby Forest State Park in northern Shelby County. Allow yourself at least one hour and 15 minutes drive time as it takes that extra 15 minutes once you get near the park, to drive to shelter six, find parking, and make it to the start line on time. Carpooling is strongly recommended for runners and volunteers.
    Activity Starts: 10/9/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 10/9/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  11. 2nd 10 Miler

    Arguably everyone's favorite races are located at Shelby Forest State Park in northern Shelby County. Allow yourself at least one hour and 15 minutes drive time as it takes that extra 15 minutes once you get near the park, to drive to shelter six, find parking, and make it to the start line on time. Carpooling is strongly recommended for runners and volunteers.
    Activity Starts: 10/23/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 10/23/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


  12. 2nd Half Marathon

    Great NEW Downtown Memphis course that will take you across the Mississippi River's longest public pedestrian bridge. The start will be on Channel 3 Drive near Martyr's Park. Please allow at least 10 minutes for parking.
    Activity Starts: 11/20/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/11/2022 19:20
      Registration closes : 11/20/2022 09:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


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