Youth Villages

Youth Villages 5k 2011
Youth Villages 5k 2011

Youth Villages has continued to be one of my favorite 5ks. Reasons?

  • It was my first ever 5k (2006)
  • Free beer (Bud Light)
  • Free hot food (Hot dogs)
  • Free delicious snacks (Chips, cotton candy, and the most amazing variety of ice cream bars *drool*)
  • Great charity
  • Overall awards that go 5 deep (instead of the usual 3)
  • Live music
  • Fun for the kids (Costumed characters, balloons, etc)

Bobby got 4th overall with a time of 19:31 – Wow! Brother Danny got first in his age group with a time of 20:20. 3 of us got 4th in our age group (Argh, so close to placing): Emily (30:27), Nathan (21:56) and me (25:53).

    Youth Villages 5k – Have YOU signed up yet?

    Have you signed up the Youth Villages 5k yet? It’s only the 5k that started it all (for me) and is one of the best in Memphis!

    You say you haven’t signed up yet?! Then consider joining team Keller Williams Memphis East and helping us reach our goal for the kids of Youth Villages. Realtor Carrie McCaskill Smith is our team captain (the Youth Villages 5k is sponsored by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors).

    The race is in East Memphis, starting at the Ridgeway Center and going through some nice neighborhoods. It is a big race with lots of hot dogs, chips, beer and a band afterward.


    • Walker/Runner = $18
    • MRTC Walker/Runner = $17
    • Child/Student Walker/Runner = $13
    • Spirit Runner = $15

    This will be my 3rd year in the Youth Villages 5k!