Elvis Week 2008 begins - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Week 2008 begins

Get ready to put on your blue suede shoes and go walking in Memphis -- at Graceland, of course.

Elvis Week 2008 kicked off Saturday with the 26th annual Elvis Presley International 5K run.

Visiting Elvis fan Joey Elder ran his 21st Elvis Week marathon.

"I'm a big Elvis fan, still are, and I like coming back and seeing the people," said Elder. "Alot of my friends are down here. I like the big impersonating stuff they have in front of the museum."

The grounds outside Graceland were quiet Saturday afternoon, but that will change after Saturday night's Memphis Redbirds game celebrating Elvis and his fans.

Elvis week runs through August 17.

Click here for a full schedule of Elvis Week events.

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