The Youth Villages 5K & 10-Miler turns 38 in 2020! This race attracts thousands of runners each year and has become a Memphis-area staple since 1982, making it the oldest and largest running event in our community. The race was started by MAAR members and continues to be largely run by our members. As such, MAAR is proud to sponsor the YV5K for the 38th year running.
In light of the pandemic, this year's race has gone virtual and will be held Sept. 5–12. Because of the virtual setting, you can participate anywhere, anytime during the week.
Run on your treadmill at midnight, walk around your neighborhood in the afternoon or take a quick dash around the park in the morning before work—it's all up to you! Submit your race time right from your phone.
Participants will still receive a race packet including a Nike Dri-Fit shirt and a medal, which can be picked up here at MAAR on Sept. 18.
Online registration ends Friday, Sept. 12. If you can't race but still want to support Youth Villages, you may make a donation on the YV5K & 10-Miler Donation page. Proceeds from the race will go toward youths' transitional living, mentoring and spiritual life programs.
Find additional race details, online registration, race routes and more on the official race page.