Breakaway Bardog 5K SUNDAY, AUG. 18 // 9:00am
The course, designed by our race partners at Breakaway Running and Bluff City Sports, leads participants through the Core, South Main, and Riverside districts of Downtown Memphis on a 3.1 mile route ending at Front Street and Monroe Avenue.
Start your training now, because the prizes for the race’s 10th anniversary are special: the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female finishers will be rewarded with FREE BARDOG FOR A YEAR* – as well as one runner, to be randomly selected live at the Monroe Avenue Festival Aug. 18.
Finishers that brave the heat for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are greeted Old Dominick Bloody Marys and Memphis’ greatest post-race event – the Monroe Avenue Festival!
*payable as bundle of 52 $20 gift certificates
When the race ends, the real fun begins. At 11AM, the Monroe Avenue Festival opens to the public. This all-day race afterparty features live music, local eats from some of the most popular local restauranteurs, an all-day raffle for St. Jude, dunk tank, face painting, and more! It's the best way to spend a Sunday Funday.
NO RAIN DATE.
This is an outdoor festival consisting of covered and uncovered areas.
Bardog Tavern prides itself in creating an inclusive event that all members of the family can enjoy, so all ages are welcome to run and party responsibly.
What to Expect
Schedule of events
Race-day registration + VIP sales
Breakaway Bardog 5K begins
Jameson VIP Lounge opens
Monroe Avenue Festival opens to public
Grandma’s Heavenly Meatball Eating Contest
Monroe Avenue Festival closes / vendor load-out / tent strike
party for a cause
Bardog Tavern is proud to donate proceeds of the Breakaway Bardog 5K and Monroe Avenue Festival to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since 2009, we’ve raised over $200,000 for the St. Jude!
Thank you to all our loyal and compassionate friends over the years who allow us to celebrate our anniversary in such a grand and charitable fashion.
Become the meatball-eating champ
Grandma’s Heavenly Meatball Eating Contest is one of the most popular annual events at the Monroe Avenue Festival and always draws a crowd.
Claim the title and Championship Meatball Belt by finishing 40 – yeah, that's right, 40 – of Grandma's famous meatballs before the rest of the competition. Sign up below:
Dunk Tank Dogs
Dunk your friends, or have your friends dunk you – all for St. Jude. It's the fastest way to cool off after the Breakaway Bardog 5K!