Miriam Dillard Stroud
9000 E Shelby Dr, Memphis, TN 38125 Memphis, TN Location Map
On-site registration opens at 1:00pm Friday, May 17th!
"Rylee’s Run 5k commemorates the life of Rylee Rae Vinson, who was born August 16, 2007, at thirty-two (32) weeks and passed away eight (8) days later due to complications of premature birth. Rylee’s parents, Jason and Jessica Vinson, pillars of the Greater Memphis Soccer Association, established the RIBS soccer tournament in 2010 to help raise money for the charities that have meant to much to them over the last several years - the March of Dimes ("MOD") and the LeBonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute.
To further honor Rylee’s memory and to repay the kindness and invaluable help extended to the Vinson family by these organization, Rylee’s Run 5k, held the Friday before the RIBS tournament, will serve to give back to these worthy causes, in the hope that they will continue to help families in situations similar to Rylee’s. We also pray these organizations may find additional ways to prevent prematurity so that, as the MOD slogan says, “one day, all babies will be born healthy.”
This is a family event, open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. It will be held on a 5K course starting inside the beautiful Mike Rose Soccer Complex, with an exciting finish inside the 3,000-seat soccer-specific stadium. Almost 390 runners, joggers and walkers made our eighth annual event in 2018 a huge success! We're hoping for another big crowd this year!
Venice Kitchen will provide some wonderful post-race food in the form of pasta! And this year, for you adults, we plan to have some ice cold beer for you to "cool down" with after the race! So mark your calendars, and register today for the 2019 event on Friday, May 17th, 2019!
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet Sports