ST. JUDE MEMPHIS HALF MARATHON

 

LOCATION

Start location and course map coming soon.

 

DATE & TIMES

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Start time
8:30 a.m.
Wheelchair start time 8:25 a.m.

The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon is half the length and twice the fun of the full marathon! Runners will get a tour of downtown and midtown Memphis, and run through the St. Jude campus, where patients, their families and other onlookers gather to cheer. Our mostly-flat course is perfect for a PR, and you’ll cross the finish line to the cheers of spectators in AutoZone Park.

 
  1. To take full advantage of all race support, half marathoners should maintain a 20-minute/mile pace (approximately a 4:20 finish time).

  2. 14 years old or older as of race day

  3. The half marathon has a staggered wave start. All participants will be assigned a corral based on their projected finish time. Corrals will release in two-minute increments.

    Pace teams for the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon are coordinated by volunteer members of the Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC). Teams will be organized for 17 target finish times. See pace team times.

  4. Walkers who can maintain a 20-minute/mile pace (approximately a 4:20 finish time) are welcome to participate in the half marathon. The course and aid stations will close on this pace. Walkers who cannot maintain this pace may be asked to complete the race on sidewalks, without traffic control support.

    For safety reasons, walkers are asked to start the race in the last corral, behind all runners. Walkers must complete the entire course to record a time and receive a medal.

  5. Wheelchair athletes will receive the following:

    • early start with police escort
    • special restroom facilities near start, finish and throughout course
    • special parking near finish (contact race office for details)
    • trophies to the top three male and female finishers in each race

    If registering as a wheelchair athlete, please contact marathon@stjude.org.

    St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend races follow the definition for participants as set by Wheelchair Sports USA in Division 3 Specific Rules for Track Events, Rules 50.5 (no mechanical gears or levers) and 50.12 (mandatory use of approved helmets). The WSUSA Rules in sections 70.0 ("Specific Rules for Road Racing") and 71.0 ("Assistance to Competitors") also apply.

  6. While prize money is not offered, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend will waive the entry fee in the marathon and half marathon for elite athletes.

    Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

  7. The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has teamed up with Breakaway Running to offer free training runs in the Memphis area for local marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K participants.

    See training schedule.

  8. Coming soon!