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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Matthew Carney

Matthew Carney is a graduate of the University of Memphis. He holds a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies. Matt is a US Army veteran with two tours of duty in Iraq. He knows the value of discipline, hardwork and education.

 He began working with Peer Power in 2015 as a Success Coach at Whitehaven High School. Matthew is also a certified instructor at Peer Power ACT University helping students from all over Shelby County prepare for the ACT exam. In 2017, Matthew became the Associate Program Director at Havenview Middle and continues to work in and out of the classroom helping to make the education experience and the future for today's young scholars,,,, ten times better!