The first-ever running event on the Big River Crossing took place Saturday, October 21, and featured a half-marathon and 5K named for the longest pedestrian bridge along the Mississippi River.
“This trail and this race on Saturday are the kind of thing we’d hoped the Big River Crossing would bring,” said Dow McVean, son of the father of the BRC, Charlie McVean.
The first three miles of the half-marathon rolled through Downtown Memphis. Runners crossed the bridge on the way to the four-mile marker and the Arkansas floodplain, located directly across from the downtown Memphis skyline.
– Andrew Douglas, WMC Action News 5