Please join us on Saturday, May 9, 2015

for the Junior League of Memphis
5K for Kids

Mark your calendar and join us for the 6 th Annual Junior League of Memphis 5K for Kids - Taking Steps to End Childhood Obesity race on May 9, 2015! JLM will continue its commitment to fight childhood obesity by providing Memphis families with a fun, healthy event that the whole family can enjoy. Post-race activities will include music, lunch, face painting and a bounce house for the kids, and an awards ceremony. NEW this year--electronic chip timing and runner-friendly technical t-shirts!

We will again partner with G.R.O.W. to sponsor runners and to provide buddy runners to G.R.O.W. kids. If you are interested in being a buddy runner, please contact


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


Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States, and children in the Memphis community are particularly at risk for falling into unhealthy patterns at an early age. Tennessee currently ranks sixth in the nation for childhood obesity, and children across the Mid-South are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes as a result of this health problem.
The Junior League of Memphis’ 5K for Kids is taking steps to end childhood obesity through our community programs like Kids in the Kitchen and Church Health Center - Plan to Get Healthy which teach children and their families the importance of having an active and healthy lifestyle. Please join us in raising awareness about this epidemic and in the fight to ensure a healthy life for the kids in our community.
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 7, (TIME TBD) at Lululemon athletica
6126 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119

Friday, May 8, From 3-6 P.M. at Breakaway Running
2109 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN

Saturday, May 9, From 8 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. at The Community Resource Center
3475 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38111-4407

Click here for directions