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Great Fitness Events To Celebrate The 4th of July

In addition to cookouts and fireworks, there are some great July 4th fitness traditions in Memphis. This weekend offers two of the biggest endurance related celebrations on the fitness calendar. Whether you want to ride your bike, run or go for a walk … there is something for everyone. Let's get moving Memphis!

RED, WHITE AND BLUE RIDE
Distances : 30-47-64 miles
Saturday, July 2nd, 7:30 AM
Prairie Life Parking Lot, 3690 Houston Levee Rd., Collierville, TN [map]

This ride is presented by Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, the local group dedicated to promoting cycling in the Memphis and Mid South community. There will be cyclists of all shapes and sizes, and the ride offers multiple distances to accommodate all levels of riders. The ride is followed by a party that includes food provided by Central BBQ and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing.


On Sunday evening over 2,000 runners and walkers will converge on the Racquet Club for one of the biggest 5K runs in town.

COMCAST FIRECRACKER 5K
Run~Walk For St. Jude
Sunday, July 3rd, 7:00p.m.
The Racquet Club

The post-race pool party will include live music and a food buffet. This event is as much party as it is an athletic event. If you have ever wanted to try a 5K, this is a good one. There will be fast runners up front and casual walkers and strollers bringing up the rear.

Celebrate Independence Day and improve your own fitness with these great Memphis traditions!
Posted: 6/29/2011 10:00:27 AM | with 0 comments
Filed under: 5k, bicycle, exercise, fit, fitness, independence, july, kevin, leathers, memphis, running, strollers, walkers




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