Saturday, Apr 13, 2024 @ 8:00 AM
Registration closes: Sat, Apr 6 @ 11:59 PM CT

Event Info

Death by 5k is returning to Memphis!

The inaugural edition of Death by 5k Memphis was a huge success and we plan to do it even bigger and better this time around.

RunStrong Event's signature 24 hour challenge, Death by 5k requires participants to run ten 5ks starting every 2.5 hours. The first 5k starts at 8 am, and subsequent 5ks start at 1030, 1, 330, 6, 830, 11, 130, 4, and 630 am. Participants need to be present at the start of each 5k, and have that 5k finished prior to the start of the subsequent 5k. This challenge is designed to test participants mentally and physically with physical fatigue, sleep deprivation, and running in the dark. (Headlamps, hand lights, or some other form of illumination will be required)

Death by 5k Memphis will start and finish from the Tour de Wolf Pavilion at Shelby Farms, and will be run almost entirely on the Tour de Wolf trail. The course will be mostly a loop with a small stretch midway that may be out and back. Trail conditions on race weekend will determine how much is two-way traffic instead of a loop.

In between each 5k, participants will be able to sleep in their cars, or to put up tents in the grass area adjacent to the pavilion. There is plenty of space for pop up or camping tents.

There will be hot food available after each 5k, along with plenty of snack food and drinks throughout the event. You will not go hungry or thirsty at a RunStrong Event.

Participants will receive an event shirt and DB5k sticker. Finishers will receive one of our coveted coffin awards and the pride that comes with surviving.
Registration will be limited initially to 100 participants. After that, a waitlist will be enabled and we will open spots if/when they become available or if we decide to expand the field.

Event's current local time: 5:30 PM CT


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