Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Is there a family discount?

Yes! Registration for families will be significantly discounted. Each registration after #2, will be discounted by $20.00

Is there a group discount?
Yes! Businesses, churches, and other organizations that want to support R4R can get a unique group code. Email info@raceforreconciliation.org for more details.
Is there an early bird rate?

Yes! The first 100 racers will get $7.00 off using code EARLYBIRD

Can I buy a registration for a friend?
Yes! We encourage it. Bring a friend. You can pay for them at registration.
Can I sponsor a child or adult to participate?
Yes! Our city partner, Arise2Read, would love to bless some of their students and families with free registration fees. All sponsorships given will be distributed by our city partners.

Race Details

Can I walk the race?
Yes! You can walk or run either the 1 mile or 5k. All 5k participants will be timed. There will be not timers for the 1 mile
Where will the race be?
The race will be located in downtown Memphis. Contracts are being finalized with AutoZone Park.
What time is the race?
  • The 5k will start at noon.
  • The One mile event will begin immediately afterwards.

Other FAQs

How can I help end racism?
Racism is not a new problem, but it demands new attention. You can help by understanding the impact racism has had historically. Read and watch recommended resources (link to the https://www.raceforreconciliation.org/recommendations/). Engage in asking questions and listening. Then become a part of the solution by deciding how you can use your talents, experiences, and resources. R4R has identified literacy tutoring, vocational training (including prisoner re-entry), and leadership training as three areas that need resources and volunteers to help bring equity. These are possible places that you can make a difference both locally and globally. Impacting one life, one neighborhood, and one city matters.
How can other cities host a race?
R4R is intended to be a gift to cities across America. We are happy to speak to organizations that would be interested in helping bring a race to their city. Each city’s own non-profits would be the recipient of race profits. Email karinconlee@raceforreconciliation.org for more information.
How will the funds raised be used?
The designated 3-4 city partners in each city will share the race profits between them. It is Race for Reconciliation’s desire to raise awareness of the needs, bring healing, honor, and hope to each city, and to fund the non-profits that are daily working to overcome the systemic problems created by racism.
Is this a religious event?
No. Race for Reconciliation and its parent 501c3, Love Works, is a 501c3 in the education sector. While we will recommend both value-driven and faith driven resources and perspectives as options to our wide audience, the race events are value driven. We believe that all sectors of society must be involved to solve the systemic problems associated with racism.