Eden's Run 5K Runner Info

everything you need to know about race day!

Posted by OBS Team on September 16th, 2019

The 10th annual Eden's Run 5K For Refugee Education is this Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 8:30AM!

Don't forget, if you registered through the Free Superhero Fundraising option and haven't reached your $75 goal by race morning, you'll need to make a donation to your page to cover the rest. FIND YOUR PAGE »


Carb Night At The Arcade!

Don't forget that one of the Eden's Run 5K sponsors is throwing a carb night fundraiser for us on September 20! Join us for a spaghetti fundraising dinner at the historic Aracde Restaurant the night before the run. 15% of sales benefit our education program in Yida Refugee Camp.



Race Bags, Arrival, and Check-In

Eden's Run 5K is one of the smaller-sized runs in town. We're not quite big enough yet to do a runner bag pickup the day before, so you'll be able to get your bag during check-in or right after the run!

Runners, you should plan on being at the check-in and registration pavilion between 8:00AM-8:30AM. The race starts a few minutes after 8:30AM just up the hill. Don't forget to show up in your favorite superhero costume or colors! Friendly, leashed dogs and strollers are allowed. 

The check-in pavilion is just down the hill and across the street from the Woodland Discovery Playground. See the map below for the pavilion location. We'll have a Sudanese flag and some signs at the entrance of the pavilion. Parking is available at the pavilion and playground. 

Just a heads up: there is another superhero-themed 5K in the park on the same morning. They'll be around Hyde Lake (see map above) and pretty far away from us. But just to clarify again: our check-in pavilion is down the hill from the Woodland Discovery Playground. Make it there and you'll be just fine!

Right now the forecast for Saturday morning is sunny skies with the temperature in the high 70s and low 80s. We'll keep monitoring the weather all the way up to race day because, you know, Memphis weather is quirky sometimes. 


The Race

Eden's Run 5K follows the beautiful Chickasaw Trail in Shelby Farms. The entire course is paved and will have small, orange cones to follow. Our volunteers will be at a water station roughly halfway through and at two street crossings to help you get across safely. 

Don't forget that the run is timed! We'll announce the top 5 fastest male and female runners after the run, and all times will be posted online the week after the run. Every runner also gets a completion medal that will be handed out at the finish line. 


After The Run

Head back down the hill to our pavilion for Central BBQ, beer and mimosas if you're 21+, awards, and community! We'll have yard games and frisbees, and our staff will be there to answer any questions you have about Sudan and our work there. 

Have questions? Shoot us a message at info [at] operationbrokensilence [dot] org and we'll be in touch soon!

A huge shoutout to this year's sponsors for helping us make race day possible:

OBS Media Volunteers In Yida

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The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency relief, and grassroots advocacy programs

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