Lane Purser Memorial Road Race Series

Sun July 16 - Sun November 19 Memphis, TN 38187 US Directions


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Full Series for MRTC Members

07/16 - 11/19 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CST
Open to ages 13+.
Full Series Registration!

Full Series for Non-MRTC Members

07/16 - 11/19 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CST
Open to ages 13+.

Mini-Series (1st 6 races of the Road Race Series for kids aged 12 and under)

07/16 - 09/24 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

1st 5k

07/16 7:00AM CDT

2nd 5k

07/30 7:00AM CDT

1st 5 Miler

08/13 7:00AM CDT

2nd 5 Miler

08/27 7:00AM CDT

1st 10k

09/10 7:00AM CDT


2023 Lane Purser Memorial Road Race Series
Presented by the Memphis Runners Track Club
Join us for the 41st annual Road Race Series!  The Road Race Series consists of the following:

  • Two 5ks in July, Audubon Park
  • Two 5 Milers in August, WJ Freeman Park
  • Two 10ks in September, Shelby Farms Park 
  • Two 10 Milers in October, Meeman Shelby Forest State Park
  • Two Half Marathons, Downtown Memphis

Click HERE for specifics on race dates and locations.  All of the races take place on Sunday mornings with a start time of 7:00 AM with the exception of our 1st Half Marathon (& Big River Crossing), which will be on a Saturday at 8:30 AM.

Complete all ten races and you will be a ROAD WARRIOR!! If you finish one race of each distance OR 6 total races, you will be a Series Finisher. Finishers will receive a special item once the series is complete. Road Warriors will get the Finisher's Item plus a personalized trophy.

For our 1st Half Marathon of the series, we will combine forces with The Big River Crossing Half Marathon. This means that when you sign up for the full Road Race Series you are also automatically signed up for the Big River Crossing Half Marathon. You do not need to register for that race separately and it will count as your first half marathon of the series. If you are looking to only sign up for the Big River Crossing Half or 5k you can do that here.

MRTC is proud to partner with the beneficiary of this race, the Peer Power Foundation. Peer Power's mission is to empower and inspire scholars through their innovative student-to-student tutoring program. Peer Power is active in schools throughout Memphis, serving more than 1,000 students every year. Since its inception in 2005, the program has resulted in significant increases in test scores, scholarship awards, and graduation rates for students involved in the program.

***Please note that the BRX Half/1st Half Marathon of the RRS is on a SATURDAY (11/4) and not a Sunday like the other races in the series. Also be aware of the fact that the last race of the series (11/19) is on a Sunday and also will follow the same downtown course as the BRX Half.

Packet Pickup for 1st Half/BRX - All Road Race Series participants MUST pick up a Big River Crossing Half race bib this year. If you aren't wearing a BRX bib, you will not get a time in RRS or BRX results. Wearing your RRS chip will not interfere with the timing system for the BRX so feel free to leave it on your shoe. 

Thursday, November 2nd: 4pm - 6pm
Swanky's Taco Shop - Germantown
6641 Poplar Ave #109, Germantown, TN 38138

Friday, November 3rd: 11am - 1pm
Swanky's Taco Shop - East Memphis
4770 Poplar Ave #102, Memphis, TN 38117

Saturday, November 4th -Race Day
7:00am Registration and Packet Pickup begin

If you register by June 10th, your bib and chip will be mailed right to your house. It's a great way to skip those packet pick-up lines! Be sure to watch our website OR like us on Facebook for registration announcements. We will be mailing out packets after June 15th.

We WILL NOT have onsite race day registration.  The online registration site will remain open, so please register online before leaving your house or you can register on your own personal device at the race.

All participants of the full series will receive a shirt. Single race day registrants will not get a shirt.


Memphis, TN US 38187

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