Second Street, south of Monroe

Course map coming soon.



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Start time coming soon.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon follows a scenic Boston-qualifying course through the city of Memphis. Near mile 5, the course passes through the St. Jude campus where patients, their families and other onlookers gather to cheer. Runners will also pass through Overton Park, Overton Square, scenic neighborhoods and several Memphis historic areas before finishing in front of a crowd in AutoZone Park.

  1. The marathon course time limit is six hours.

    All participants arriving at the marathon/half marathon split near Mile 11 at Cleveland Street after 11:50 a.m. will be diverted to the half marathon course. These participants will cross the half marathon finish line and receive a half marathon medal.

    The finish-line structure disassembly will begin after 2:30 p.m. Late arrivals who have completed the full marathon course will not receive an official finish time but will receive a marathon finisher medal, if available.

  2. 16 years old or older as of race day

  3. The marathon and half marathon have a staggered wave start. All participants should choose the corral that best describes their projected pace (average minutes per mile for marathon/half marathon). Corrals will release in three-minute increments.

    Walkers are strongly discouraged from participating in the marathon.

    Pace teams for the St. Jude Memphis 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.

    If you’re an experienced marathoner and interested in leading a pace team, please contact our pace team coordinator, David Tuttle, at

  4. 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

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    Training schedule will be available soon.

  7. Certifications and sanctioning are coming soon.