The marathon starts on B.B. King Blvd. between Beale St. and FedEx Forum. The route takes runners through Downtown Memphis and up 2nd Street to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus to greet patients and their families, before heading south on Front St. through the bustling South Main District. Runners will then head east to Danny Thomas Blvd. and north to picturesque North Parkway. Runners will enjoy the distinctive neighborhoods like Hein Park and Evergreen’s Stonewall St. whose cheer parties will keep your spirits up and energy level high. The route also includes a two loop-run through beautiful Overton Park. Runners will head back to Danny Thomas Blvd. and a return downtown via Union Ave. to celebrate at the finish line by AutoZone Park.
Race day weather: Average high/low: 56°F/38°F
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B.B. King Blvd. & Beale St.
DATE and START TIME
Date: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021
Start Time: 8 a.m.