Become a St. Jude Hero

St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude Heroes are helping us get there.

Do more with your race

Runners who fundraise for St. Jude while training for their race are part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer. They’re called St. Jude Heroes.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the pinnacle event for the St. Jude Heroes program. With more than 22,000 participants, it is the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude. While registration fees offset the cost of the race, the funds raised by St. Jude Heroes support the hospital.

All St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend participants have the opportunity to fundraise as St. Jude Heroes. While fundraising is not required for general registrants, it's the best way to support the kids of St. Jude. We’ll give you everything you need — simply log in to your participant center after you register and we’ll guide you from there!

The fundraising deadline is January 3, 2017.

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We'll be with you along the way

St. Jude Heroes receive:

  • a training plan with coaching videos
  • a personal fundraising website
  • fundraising support, including weekly emails with tips

St. Jude Heroes can earn:

  • St. Jude Heroes singlet (raise $100)
  • St. Jude Heroes hat (raise $250)
  • entry to the pre-race pasta party (variable)
  • race-day hospitality (raise $1,000)
  • access to an exclusive post-race concert (variable)

Best of all, when you cross the finish line, you'll know that what you've accomplished has made an impact far beyond your race.

St. Jude Heroes who registered during the month of May receive VIP-only benefits and get preferential access to great opportunities leading up to race day.

Bronze entry


fundraising commitment


This entry was only available May 2 – 31, 2016.


Silver entry


fundraising commitment



This entry was only available May 2 – 31, 2016.


Gold entry


fundraising commitment

  • Free race entry
  • Official training shirt
  • Commemorative jacket
  • $50 St. Jude expo credit
  • Two-night hotel stay for race weekend


This entry was only available May 2 – 31, 2016.