Second Street, south of Monroe
DATE & TIMES
Saturday, December 3, 2016
|Wheelchair start time||8:25 a.m.|
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.
16 years old or older as of race day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
The marathon is sanctioned and supervised by MRTC, which is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF).
The course has been certified by USATF: #TN16059MS.
This event is sanctioned as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.