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


Do more with your race

Participants who fundraise for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 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. Registration fees help us put on the race; donating or fundraising as a St. Jude Hero directly helps St. Jude kids.

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 for St. Jude Heroes is Jan. 4, 2019.

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Enhance your race-day experience

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:


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.