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The Memphis Police Department, along with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, will be present during all marathon weekend events to provide an enhanced level of security to athletes, spectators, staff and volunteers. Please be sure to follow all safety procedures.

Gear check

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5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All checked gear must be in the clear bag provided at the expo. No exceptions.

Use the pre-numbered tab at the top of your race number and attach it to the gear bag.


Prohibited items

The following are strictly prohibited on the course to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance requirements:

  • unregistered runners
  • unauthorized vehicles
  • bicycles
  • skateboards
  • hoverboards
  • in-line or roller skates
  • baby joggers or strollers (except the kids marathon)
  • all animals

Any type of unauthorized support or pacing will not be allowed, including, but not limited to, support from a vehicle (fluid bottles, splits, etc.), as such support will be considered an unfair advantage. Noncompliance will result in immediate disqualification.

What about headphones?

Headphones and other electronic listening devices are allowed but not recommended to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you on sometimes crowded city streets shared by vehicular traffic. If you use headphones, please be aware of your surroundings.