Register for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

Be part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Sign up for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend scheduled for December 4, 2010, and get ready for a fun-filled race weekend in the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and the home of the blues. Experience Memphis' rich and unique musical heritage, great food and tons of Southern hospitality while participating in a race benefiting the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Register now to participate in one of four different races:

Visit the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend website for more information about each race.

As a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, this annual sporting event brings together runners from across the country and around the world to compete and help save the lives of children stricken with cancer and other deadly diseases.

Runners and walkers will enjoy a relatively flat course with a few rolling hills that includes some of Memphis' oldest and prettiest neighborhoods. The starting line is located in downtown Memphis and participants will pass some of Memphis' most popular landmarks and attractions including Beale Street, Sun Studio (where Elvis first recorded) and the National Civil Rights Museum. Runners will experience a dynamic finish at AutoZone Park, home of the Redbirds, Memphis' AAA baseball team.

The race starts off with the two day St. Jude Memphis Marathon Expo on the Thursday and Friday prior to race weekend at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The Expo will feature exhibitors with the latest athletic product information, as well as free samples. There will be great buys on running apparel and other name brand merchandise.

For more information or to register, visit


Become a St. Jude Hero and 'Run for a Reason'

Make your St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend even more meaningful by participating as a St. Jude Hero and fundraising to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude Heroes will receive:


When you register for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, click "Yes, I want to become a St. Jude Hero!"

It's your race, but it's their victory. Do it for the kids of St. Jude, and make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.


Volunteer opportunities

If you choose not to run or walk the races, you can still help. Volunteers are needed to distribute registration packets, to help supervise the runner check-in and assist in other race-day activities, such as the spirit stations.

At designated areas throughout the race course, spirit stations are set up to encourage runners and walkers through cheering, singing and other motivational activities. Civic organizations, church groups, bands and other groups are welcome.

This year's St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Don't miss out on your chance to participate or volunteer to benefit the children of St. Jude. Visit for more information.


*Fundraising minimum required.

July 2010
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