Regional One Health’s ONE Mile Run/Walk

Mid-South runners have a chance to race a new distance Saturday, April 2 thanks to Regional One Health’s ONE Mile Run/ Walk, the city’s only 1-mile road race. The 1-mile distance is ideal for a variety of athletes – seasoned runners who want to test their speed, new joggers and walkers looking to experience a road race, families seeking a morning of healthy recreation, etc.

The inaugural event will be held at the Regional One Health main campus in the Medical District with an 8:00 a.m. race start. All money raised goes to the Regional One Health Foundation to support lifesaving technology, advanced training for medical staff, new and expanded programs to address community health issues, and the hospital’s teaching mission.

To learn more and register, visit

901 Parkinson’s Fighters to host “Exercise Is Medicine”

Through support from a community grant from The Parkinson’s Foundation, The 901 Parkinson’s Fighters present: “Exercise is Medicine”.

This 3-hour event will take place Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church 4488 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38117.

The event includes morning refreshments, a presentation by Vanderbilt University Professor of Neurology Thomas L. Davis, M.D., and participation in Parkinson’s exercise classes such as Rock Steady Boxing, Dance for PD, and Tai Chi. It will end with a boxed lunch during a Q & A session.

This event is free but does require registration for every participant.

The vision of 901 Parkinson’s Fighters, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to provide programs and resources to people with Parkinson’s, their families, caregivers, and the community by:

  • Providing awareness and providing information programs and resources for living well with Parkinson’s,
  • Promoting and supporting existing and new programs that provide rehabilitation and physical activities, and by
  • Encouraging people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to exercise, laugh, and have fun as we fight Parkinson’s together.

To register, visit or email for questions.

First Annual NPC Midsouth Muscle Showdown At Landers Center Southaven

Landers Center, Southaven will host one of the National Physique Committee’s newest bodybuilding National Qualifiers this summer.

National-Level Women’s Physique athlete Casey Nelson and her husband, NationalLevel Men’s Classic Physique athlete Wesley Nelson are named Promoters for the event under their newly formed venture, Hustle House Productions.

The production company is a sister enterprise to the couple’s well-established Bartlett-based gym, Hustle House, where NPC competitors from the bikini division to Men’s Open Bodybuilding are among the coaching clientele both locally and nationally.

NPC MidSouth Muscle Showdown will be held on Saturday, June 25 with a new format that features a Men’s prejudging and finals in the morning and a Women’s prejudging and finals in the afternoon. There will be food trucks and an expo onsite. The format is an effort to engage spectators and provide a more convenient and relaxing experience for competitors. Divisions include bikini, wellness, figure, fitness, physique, classic physique, and bodybuilding.

For tickets, athlete registration, hotel accommodations, and more, visit or call Casey Nelson at 901.606.4329.