Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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Marsh Center
1000 Ridgeway Loop Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
Contact: Ken Scroggs
Phone: 901.818.2423

The Youth Villages 5K & 10-Miler the race is moving to the fall! The race attracts thousands of runners annually and, since 1982, has become a Memphis-area staple. That's right—the YV5K is celebrating 39 years in 2021, making it the oldest and largest running event in our community!

Since it's a community event, everyone is invited to come out to the race on Oct. 23. In addition to the two race distances and awards for the top finishers, participants can look forward to a post-race party featuring musical entertainment, refreshments and activities for kids.

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 39th year running. Proceeds from the race will support Youth Villages and go toward youths' transitional living, mentoring and spiritual life programs.

Registration Details & Race Schedule


Participants can register as individuals, join a team or start their own team! If you're unsure about gatherings in the time of COVID or if you want to support the race from home, you can still register as a virtual or spirit runner.

Interested in attending but not running? Be a race day volunteer! Volunteers take part in every aspect of the race and are essential to a successful race day.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at multiple levels. No matter your preferences, there's an option for you.

Location: 1000 Ridgeway Loop
Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 7–7:45 a.m.
10-Miler Start: 8 a.m.
5K Start: 8:30 a.m.

Registration Options


Awards Information


Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group, as well as in the following categories:

  • Overall Male & Female
  • Overall Male & Female Masters (40 and Over)
  • Overall Male & Female Grand Masters (50 and Over)
  • Overall Male & Female Wheelchair

The winners, results and times will be posted online after the Race Day Awards Presentation.

Youth Villages 5K & 10-Miler