About the South Memphis 5k

The Challenge

  • Our city tips the scales with an obesity rate of 31.9 percent, according to a 2014 Gallup survey.
  • Fewer than half of the city's residents report regular exercise.

5k Races don’t take place in communities like South Memphis.

  • Very few if any races take place in communities that look like South Memphis.
  • Our communities need more opportunities to engage in active lifestyles.

The Solution

  • The South Memphis 5k showcases the beauty of South Memphis and has a major impact on our community.
  • Our goal is to bring attention to the importance of Health and Wellness in Memphis.

November 4, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Andrew AMEC
Community Life Center
1472 Mississippi Blvd


$15 (Early Registration)
Now until October 1

$20 (After Early Registration)

Students (K - 4 Year College):

$5 with Shirt
Free without Shirt

Proceeds to benefit St. Andrew AME Church initiatives in South Memphis

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Race Schedule

OCTOBER 1, 2017

Early Registration Ends

OCTOBER 22, 2017

Last Day T-Shirts Availability Guaranteed

NOVEMBER 4, 2017

** All festivities will start/finish at the St. Andrew Community Life Center (CLC)**

9:00 – 9:45 AM

  • Race day registrations at St. Andrew CLC
  • T-Shirt Pick Up
  • Zumba Warm Upp, Drumline, Pom Pom Squad, Mayor’s Remarks

10:00 AM

  • 5k/1 mile race begins

11:00AM –12:00 noon

  • Snacks & Music


  • From St. Andrew AME Church
  • Go to S. Parkway and Mississippi
  • Turn left (South) To stop sign (Kerr)
  • Turn left (east)
  • Angle to the right at the fork.
  • The Community Life Center (purple and gold building) is located on your left

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