Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a family discount?

Yes! Registration for families will be significantly discounted. Each registration after #2, will be discounted by $20.00

Is there a group discount?

Yes! Businesses, churches, other organizations, and even a group of friends can save $7 per person and even compete for prizes when you choose to register as a team.

Is there an early bird rate?

Yes! The first 100 racers will get $7.00 off using code EARLYBIRD

Can I buy a registration for a friend?

Yes! We encourage it. On the registration form, choose “Register for someone else”

Can I sponsor a child or adult to participate?

Yes! Our goal is to sponsor students and families associated with our city partners that do not have the financial resources to participate. Your generosity can make that happen. Choose the sub-event labeled “Scholarships” to purchase 1-20 scholarships. You can email to purchase greater quantities.

Race Details

Can I walk the race?
Yes! You can walk or run either the 1 mile or 5k. All 5k participants will be timed. There will be not timers for the 1 mile.
Where will the race be?

The race will start in downtown Memphis at The Halloran Centre at the Orpheum.

225 S Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

What time is the race?
  • The 5k and the 1 mile will both start at 9:30AM.
What time should I arrive?
  • The race gun will sound promptly at 9:30 am. Leave plenty of time to park, get to the Halloran Centre, and, if you have not previously picked up your race packet, to get your race day packet. We recommend arriving no later than 8:50 am so you can get your packet and join us for the R4R pre-race kickoff at 9:00 am.
Where do I pick up my Race Packet?

There will be 2 pre-race day packet pick-up locations on Saturday, August 31st. Times and locations will be posted by August 19th. Race packets can also be picked up on race day, but please plan to arrive early for same-day pick-up. Race day packet pick-up will open at 7:30 am.

Where do I park?

The Downtown Mobility Center, the parking lot at the corner of Main and Peabody, the parking garage at the Peabody Place Office Tower, and the parking garage on Front and Dr. ML King Jr. Avenue are four options among many other downtown options. 

Other FAQs

How can other cities host a race?

R4R is intended to be a gift to cities across America. We are happy to speak to organizations that would be interested in helping bring a race to their city. Each city’s own non-profits would be the recipient of race profits. Email for more information.

How will the funds raised be used?

The designated 3-4 city partners in each city will share the race profits between them. It is Race for Reconciliation’s desire to raise awareness of the needs, bring healing, honor, and hope to each city, and fund the non-profits that are daily working to overcome the problems created by generations of racism.