The MRTC Winter Off-Road Race Series is a collection of four races run each year through the months of January and February. The Memphis weather, as crazy and unpredictable as it is, could deliver a race where it's 70 degrees yet be a cold icy rain or snow day for the next. And trail runners run through it all.

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The 2019 race dates

Race Dates Start Time Location
3K Jan 6 2:00pm Overton Park, Memphis - start and finish is near the Veteran's Memorial Plaza
5K Jan 20 2:00pm W.C. Johnson Park, Collierville
8+K Feb 10 2:00pm Nesbit Park, Bartlett (aka Stanky Creek)
10K Feb 24 2:00pm Shelby Farms Park

Registration Fees

Register for the Series or any of the Single Races!

Description Fees
Pre-registration (up until the night before the first race) for non-members:
Pre-registration (up until the night before the first race) for MRTC members:

Registration for the series on/after the first race: $70
Fees for individual races - non-members:
Fees for individual races - MRTC members:


Race Timing Information: (The series is chip timed)

  • If you register early and online, you'll be sent your chip and bib in the mail 2-3 weeks before the first race. Be sure to watch our website OR friend us on Facebook for registration announcements.
  • If you forget your chip for a race you can "rent" one for the day for an additional $10.00. Bring cash!
  • If the chip is lost forever a replacement can be purchased for an additional $30.00.

  • 2019 Updates

  • You can pick-up your t-shirt/bib/chip at any of the races - registration will open at 12:30pm and close at 1:30pm. Call Kevin Raney at 901-337-5354 with any inquiries.
  • All participants will receive a long sleeve raglan shirt. If you're registering for a single race, we may not have your preferred size available.
  • Post-race refreshments by Sprouts Farmer Market available post race to refuel.
  • Random Outdoors Inc. gift card giveaways

  • Awards

    A points system will be used for both Overall and Age Group awards for the 4-race series. There are no awards for individual races. To be eligible for an award you must run at least 3 of the 4 races. Those runners who complete all 4 races will receive an extra point.

    The awards go 3-deep in Overall Open, 3-deep in Masters, 1-deep in Grand Masters, 1-deep in Senior Master and 3-deep in age groups. Fast runners can miss a race and still (possibly) qualify for an award, depending on the competition. Anyone found sending a substitute to run for them will be completely disqualified from the series. Ties will be broken based on the best performance in the longest race. All decisions made by MRTC will be final.

    Awards are distributed at the conclusion of the 10K. If you cannot stay for the awards ceremony and have won, please email and make arrangements for pick-up. Please do so within 3 weeks post-race!


    Part of the registration form, the verbiage includes the following: I know that running a race is a potentially hazardous activity which could cause injury or death. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and have properly trained and by my signature I certify that I am in good health. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, cold weather, ice and/or snow, the conditions of the trails, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.