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‘This race allows us to show off the assets of Memphis’

Thousands of runners from 39 states and at least three different countries gathered at the corner of Beale and Fourth streets bright and early Saturday, May 27, for the seventh Memphis in May Great American River Run.

The downtown race held to kick off Memorial Day weekend included a 5K, 10K and half-marathon throughout Downtown Memphis. The river run is the final event for Memphis in May but no less significant to the annual monthlong celebration, according to Randy Blevins, Memphis in May vice president of marketing and programming.

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