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Lane Purser Memorial Road Race Series

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Sun 16th July 2023 - Sun 19th November 2023

12 races

Organiser's Description

2023 Lane Purser Memorial Road Race SeriesPresented by the Memphis Runners Track ClubJoin us for the 41st annual Road Race Series!  The Road Race Series consists of the following:
Two 5ks in July, Audubon ParkTwo 5 Milers in August, WJ Freeman ParkTwo 10ks in September, Shelby Farms Park (location subject to change)Two 10 Milers in October, Meeman Shelby Forest State ParkTwo 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 8:30 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 MarathonFor 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. If you are looking to only sign up for the Big River Crossing Half or 5k you can do that here.
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 (11/4) and not a Sunday like the other races in the series. Also be aware of the fact that the last race of the series (11/19) is on a Sunday and also will follow the same downtown course as the BRX Half.
REGISTRATIONIf you register by June 10th, 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 15th.
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-UPIf you do not register by the June 10th deadline so that you receive your bib/chip in the mail, you will be able to pick up at any of the races. We will also have a pre-race packet pickup:Saturday, July 15th from 10am-3pmLocation Fleet Feet, 4530 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
All participants of the full series will receive a shirt. Single race day registrants will not get a shirt.


  • Full Series for MRTC Members

    Sun 16th July 2023

  • Full Series for Non-MRTC Members

    Sun 16th July 2023

  • Mini-Series (1st 6 Races of the Road Race Series for Kids Aged 12 and Under)

    Sun 16th July 2023

  • 1st 5k

    Sun 16th July 2023

  • 2nd 5k

    Sun 30th July 2023

  • 1st 5 Miler

    Sun 13th August 2023

  • 2nd 5 Miler

    Sun 27th August 2023

  • 1st 10k

    Sun 10th September 2023

  • 2nd 10k

    Sun 24th September 2023

  • 1st 10 Miler

    Sun 8th October 2023

  • 2nd 10 Miler

    Sun 22nd October 2023

  • 2nd Half Marathon

    Sun 19th November 2023



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