JLM 5K & 10K

Race-LogoNEW FOR 2020 – 10K OPTION!

Lace up your running shoes and let’s get going for the Junior League of Memphis (JLM) 5K & 10K! The JLM 5K &10K races support the work of the Junior League of Memphis, which is dedicated to service and programming aiming to revitalize the neighborhoods of Memphis. When you sign up for the JLM 5K or 10K you are directly impacting the day-to-day work we’re doing in our communities, which includes everything from tutoring to meal service to refugee support to neighborhood beautification, or any other activity that improves and enhances the daily lives of Memphians.


When: May 9, 2020

Where: CRC (3475 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38111)

View 2020 JLM 5K Course Map *

*10K participants will do two laps of 5K course.

Sponsorship: Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the 2020 JLM 5K & 10K? Click here to review our sponsorship levels for both individuals and organizations.

To become a sponsor, contact Lauren Carney, JLM 5K & 10K Chair or Michelle Nixon, Director of Development who can be reached by phone at 901.452.2151.

Race experience:

  • Runners and walkers enjoy a unique race course through east Memphis.
  • This is a stroller friendly race – the entire family is encouraged to participate.
  • Swag provided to each registrant.
  • Chip Timing provided by MRTC.
  • Awards for top 5k Top Male and Female Participant & 10k Top Male and Female Participant

Race registration cost:

  • 5K: $25 (price will increase to $35 on race day)
  • 10K: $35 (price will increase to $45 on race day)

Packet pick-up: More details and location will be shared closer to race day!

The JLM’s race has become one of the community’s most well-attended races because:

  • Runners and walkers enjoy a unique course through east Memphis.
  • The race is stroller friendly – the entire family is welcome to participate!
  • Race-day events include plenty of activities & games for kids.

Making an impact: Your registration directly supports the work that the Junior League of Memphis is doing in the community.

  • Funds raised through the JLM 5K & 10K directly support the JLM’s efforts to provide trained volunteers and financial support to community programs and agencies. Your registration fee is going back to the following community programs: G.R.O.W., Camp Good Grief, Carpenter Art Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Tilth, Refugee Empowerment Program and REACH Memphis.

Make your impact today by participating in the JLM 5K & 10K on May 9, 2020.

More information on JLM’s neighborhood revitalization efforts:

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.

Meet our community race partner:

Girls on the Run Memphis is a subsidiary council of Girls on the Run International. GOTR Memphis launched in Fall 2018 with three schools, and in Fall 2019, the program expanded to eight sites serving 150 girls within public, private, and charter schools as well as community centers. For Spring 2020, GOTR Memphis will have nine sites.

During each 10-week season, girls in grades 3rd-8th learn how to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Trained coaches teach girls critical strategies that foster social and emotional development at an age when self-esteem starts to drop. The program then culminates with a celebratory 5K that helps to show participants their limitless potential.