Memphis, TN

Half Marathon, 8k
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Travel and Road Closures

Road Closures:

Memphis-area residents should be aware of the road closures listed here. Please also review this image of roads affected for Harbor Island and Grand Island residents as well as this image for Mud Island Residents. Any questions can be directed to

Getting to the Start/Finish Area:
The race will start and finish on Mud Island at 1000 Island Drive, Memphis, TN. The start/finish line area and Runners Village is located on Island Drive approximately ½ mile from the intersection of N. Mud Island Road and Island Drive, approximately 1 mile from the intersection of A.W. Willis and Island Drive (roundabout).


Parking will be available in the paved lot near the roundabout at A.W. Wills and Island Drive and overflow parking will be available in the grassy lot next to the paved lot. Access to these lots will available until 7:00am from A.W. Willis  Exit from these lots will be in the reverse direction only and metered across the course from approximately 8:00am-10:30am as runners proceed past this location. Click here to view the parking map!

Shuttles will be offered from the parking area to the start area from 5:15am-6:30am and from the finish back to the parking area from 8am-10:30am.

We strongly encourage you to plan ahead and arrive as early as possible to avoid traffic onto Mud Island. We also strongly encourage anyone staying in hotels in Memphis to take a cab to the start line. Have the cab take you to the intersection of Island Place and Island Drive (access from A.W. Wills Bridge) through 6:30am. We also strongly encourage friends and family to carpool to the start line!


Some other convenient hotels near the start/finish area at Mississippi Greenbelt Park (1000 Island Drive, Memphis, TN) are listed below - click each hotel name to visit the hotel website. 

Closest Airport:
Memphic International Airport (MEM) ~13 miles from the start/finish line