The half marathon starts in the same location and at the same time as the full and 10K on B.B. King Blvd. between Beale St. and FedEx Forum. The route marries the marathon and 10K courses through Downtown Memphis and up 2nd Street to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus to greet patients and their families, before heading south on Front St. through the bustling South Main District. Runners will then head east to Danny Thomas Blvd. and north to picturesque North Parkway. The half route splits off on N. Avalon St. to head south through Evergreen neighborhood’s Stonewall St. whose residents fully embrace the celebration of race day year after year. Runners return downtown via North Parkway and Danny Thomas Blvd. to Union Ave. to celebrate at the finish line by AutoZone Park.
Race day weather: Average high/low: 56°F/38°F