House of Mews Meowathon 5K coming in Nov.

The House of Mews will hold its ninth annual Meowathon 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Overton Park.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9. (Enter off of East Parkway, between Poplar Avenue and Sam Cooper Boulevard.) Everyone is encouraged to “Run for the Claws.”

The Meowathon is a major fundraiser for The House of Mews, a no-kill feline sanctuary at 933 S. Cooper St. In addition to the 5K, the event features a silent auction, door prizes and refreshments. The 5K is sanctioned and coordinated by the Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC). Medals engraved with The House of Mews cat logo will be awarded to top finishers in the race.

Cutter Cat, the Friendly Sabertooth Cat, will make an appearance and music is graciously donated by SoundSmith, Ent. The silent auction boasts donations that include jewelry, art, movie passes, theatre tickets and more.

Pre-registration is $20 and ends Nov. 11. Regular registration for the 5k is $25. The registration form can be downloaded from The House of Mews website at

Runners may register and pay in person or over the phone through Friday, Nov. 16, at The House of Mews, 933 S. Cooper. Call (901) 272-3777 for information.

Runners may also register at Overton Park on race day, Nov. 17, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners’ bags and T-shirts can be picked up Friday, Nov. 16 at The House of Mews from 4-8 p.m. or Saturday morning at Overton Park. (T-shirts and runners’ bags are limited and are not guaranteed to those who registered after Nov. 11.) For those who can’t participate in the race, there is an option to sponsor a cat for the day for $20. All race and sponsor fees are tax-deductible charitable donations.

Major sponsors include ClearChannel Outdoor; Konica Minolta, All Covered; Greenway Home Services; S&S Striping; Family Leisure; Anonymous in Honor of Wilma & Gussy; Anonymous in Memory of Fraidy, LuLu & Annie; Anonymous in Honor of Fox & Queenie Crain; Anonymous in Honor of Callie, Daisy, Gypsy & Opie; Raymond James/Morgan Keegan.


Race information, including a continuously updated list of silent auction items, is available at Facebook friends can stay updated at

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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