Sponsoring 2 New Races!


About Us

Memphis Thunder Racing is the largest multi sport team in the Midsouth. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, build friendships, and increase participation in triathlons (swim/bike/run) and multi sport events throughout the Midsouth, USA and the World.  Memphis Thunder is committed to increasing safe cycling awareness in all communities.


Memphis Thunder Racing (MTR) was started by several local area athletes in the spring of 2003. These athletes included Cory Horton, Lesley Brainard, Patrice Lhommeau, Katie Siegal, Walt Rider and several others. The idea for this triathlon team was to make multisport available to people of all ages and ability levels, so everyone could enjoy the sport of triathlon.

Why Join?

It has long been said that to accomplish the goals one sets out in life, it helps to surround yourself by like-minded people. Maybe you’re a seasoned triathlete, or have never competed in any sports, but if you are interested in triathlons and multisport, Memphis Thunder Racing can help you accomplish your goal of completing and competing at your next event.

Some people dream of success while others wake up and achieve it


Cory Horton

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, around 11:50 am, Cory Horton, a popular Memphis-area swim coach and competitive triathlete, collided with a tractor-trailer while cycling in Fayette county, just east of Memphis, Tennessee. He was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, but despite all efforts, he was injured too severely to survive and passed away two days later, May 12, 2005. Cory was one of the founding members of the Memphis Thunder Racing team. In remembrance of Cory, Memphis Thunder Racing members proudly wear his name on our team apparel.

Cycle for Safety

This donations-only ride is a great opportunity to come out and do what we all love with great support…for a great cause. Bringing attention to safe cycling and cooperation between motorists and drivers is key to this event. Remembering Cory Horton, one of the founding members of our team, is another goal of this event. We offer a 33 mile ride, in addition to the 57 mile ride to Cory’s memorial site. SAG stops, support vehicle, and a about any pace you could possibly want to ride.

Funds raised from this event are used for cycling awareness and promotion of safety…such as the SHARE THE ROAD and 3 FEET – IT’S THE LAW signs on Wolf River Blvd.

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Kids Tri

The Memphis Thunder Racing Kids Triathlon is an inspiring event that draws around 225 participants, ages 7-14, each year. One of Cory’s dreams was to offer a kids triathlon and we have successfully been promoting the sport of triathlon and keeping his spirit alive through the Thunder Kids Tri since 2005.

2016 marks the 12th annual race that brings together youth, families, and the community in an amazing spectacle of the sport of triathlon. The smiles on the kids faces as they cross the finish line are priceless! Part of the proceeds are given back to the community through the promotion of cycling safety with the purchase of “Share the Road” and “Give 3 Feet” signs.

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