Inaugural Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K Announced

July 28th, 2017

Choose901 | Nathan Spencer

Peer Power Foundation has just announced the date for the inaugural Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K. On October 21st, runners will be allowed to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line at the Big River Bridge for the first time.

Both races will start at Tom Lee Park  with the 5K starting at 8 am and the half marathon starting at 8:30 am. Both courses make their way through Downtown Memphis. However, only the runners of the half marathon cross into Arkansas. They will also make their way through the 7-mile Big River Trail located in the flood plains.

Proceeds will benefit the Peer Power Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains students displaying excellence to be able to tutor their peers, encourage active learning, and to value education.

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When adolescents are made aware of their options, they are more likely to strive for success in all their endeavors.  Throughout the five years of my tenure with Peer Power, I have realized that this program has given me the liberty to meet and tutor at-risk youth and gain insight about their outlook on life, emotions, and feelings.  I have had the privilege of becoming involved in the lives of these students as an adult figure and watch them develop and become assets to the community.  I am afforded the pleasure of educating the youth of our community about the positive pathways of life that are available to them in their mission to become successful adults.  Because of this program, I am empowered to become a productive, global citizen in the twenty-first century.