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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Kelly Miller

I believe that my educational and professional journey has been quite unique for many reasons.  I believe that the struggles and triumphs during this journey have served to mold me for the better because of the support of the Peer Power Foundation. I’ve had the opportunity to pursue personal and professional endeavors all while being challenged by this foundation to be better.  Despite all the things that Peer Power has done in my benefit, the most valuable has been the opportunity to serve students who were just like me. I have witnessed students explore new facets of their abilities and become excited about their future.  I can’t think of a more rewarding, humbling and beneficial opportunity than to embrace Memphis, TN through the limbs of Peer Power!