Please join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016

for the Junior League of Memphis 5K

Post-race activities will include music, lunch, face painting and a bounce house for the kids, and an awards ceremony.

We will again partner with the G.R.O.W.(Giving, Readiness, Opportunity, and Wellness) program in the Binghampton and Berclair neighborhoods to sponsor children in our community to run the race for free. If you are a paid registrant and are interested in being a buddy runner (running the 5k with a sponsored child to provide motivation and encouragement) please contact


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the race, please contact:
Jennifer Coltharp at


The JLM’s 5K for Kids has become one of the community’s most well-attended races because:

  • Runners and walkers enjoy a unique 5K course through east Memphis.
  • The race is stroller friendly – the entire family is welcome to participate!
  • Race-day events include plenty of activities for kids, including a children’s fun run, games and activities, and a “Kids in the Kitchen” area to teach children how to make healthy snacks.

What the JLM is doing to change the trend:

  • Much of the programming JLM provides and funds promotes healthy and active lifestyles for families.
  • JLM volunteers also lead “Kids in the Kitchen” demonstrations around the community, teaching kids and parents how to prepare nutritious (and kid-approved) snacks and meals.
  • Funds raised through the JLM 5K directly support the JLM’s efforts to provide trained volunteers and financial support to community partners and agencies, with an emphasis on revitalizing neighborhoods in and around Memphis through the development of, and participation in, programs that positively impact the environments where people live, work and play.

Neighborhood Revitalization:

The possibilities for making a positive impact on Memphis neighborhoods are endless. The JLM will revitalize neighborhoods through programs and partnerships, hands-on service and advocacy. JLM hopes to play a strategic role in facilitating conversations among community organizations, leaders and other stakeholders, in order to determine how JLM can address the unique needs of each community we serve. And the day-to-day work in these communities could include everything from beautification to tutoring to meal service, or any other activity that improves and enhances the daily lives of Memphians.

Race Location:
Junior League of Memphis
3475 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111-4407

Rain or shine, we'll be running to end childhood obesity!

Packet Pick-Up:

Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4-6 P.M. at Lulu Lemon

6126 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

Friday, May 13, 2016 from 4-7 P.M. at Breakaway Running

2109 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. at The Community Resource Center
3475 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38111-4407

Click here for directions