1000 Ridgeway Loop Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
The Youth Villages 5K attracts thousands of runners annually and, since 1982, has become a Memphis-area staple. This year, the YV5K is turning 40, making it the oldest and largest running event in our community!
Given such a milestone, we want to see a great turnout! Everyone is encouraged to come out to the race on October 22. In addition to the race itself 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 40th 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 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.
If you register to run, you can pick up your race items—bib, t-shirt, etc.—in the Education Center between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, October 21. If you can't make it Friday, pick up your packet on Saturday morning before the race begins.
Location: 1000 Ridgeway Loop
Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 7:15–8 a.m.
5K Start: 8:30 a.m.
Post-Race Celebration: 9 a.m.
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 & Over)
- Overall Male & Female Grand Masters (50 & Over)
Medals will be given to the top three male and female participants in the following age-group categories:
- 10 & Under
- 70 & Over
The winners, results and times will be posted online after the Race Day Awards Presentation.