To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
$19 for a 3-Mile Historic Running Tour for Two ($50 Value)
Led by a guide, groups of two to six runners travel at their own pace on a choice of 3-mile tours, including the downtown loop tour, which takes off from The Peabody Hotel, heads past the National Civil Rights Museum and Cotton Row, and flies down Beale Street. There’s also a Civil War tour that includes sights of Victorian Village’s Civil War–era homes, and the Midtown Hipster Run, which takes feet through Johnny Cash’s former stomping grounds and the neighborhood's present-day mix of historical and modern sights.
Rockin' Running Tours
Mel Baddorf didn’t start out as a runner. He used to be content cheering on his sons, who both scored college running scholarships, until he opened his own fitness club, lost 70 pounds, and discovered a love for fitness that endures to this day. That love is equaled by his enjoyment of sharing Memphis history with others, and Rockin' Running Tours pairs those passions as he leads athletic guests around the city at a calorie-burning pace.
The informative tours range from 3–6 miles, with Mel adjusting the pace so everyone can keep up. Groups can set forth on their own tour of two to six people, or join up with other visitors for camaraderie as they discover Civil War history, explore Midtown Memphis, or see the downtown sights. Mel also maps out custom pub runs where groups sample microbrews and get in touch with the city’s livelier side. Each guest receives a post-run bottle of water and a snack, as well as a souvenir T-shirt ideal for throwing on in lieu of a shower.