Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our race will look different this year. Read the latest updates.


St. Jude Memphis
Marathon® Weekend

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Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020


St. Jude Heroes registration is CLOSED for 2020. Information about general registration will be available soon. Read more.






June 24, 2020: Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on our 2020 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend event experience. As we sort through the various options we need to consider to offer a safe and meaningful event for all, we wanted to share some insight into our planning.

First, much remains uncertain. As with many areas of the country, Memphis has recently seen increases in coronavirus cases (for up-to-date information, please reference the Shelby County Health Department). With no way to predict the state of the pandemic in December, we’re currently considering several options, including the possibility of a modified in-person event that would adhere to CDC guidelines. It may be some time, though, before we know what’s safe, feasible and allowable by the city of Memphis in terms of size.

We do know, however, that we’ll be offering a virtual experience for those of you who may not feel comfortable in large gatherings, or who live outside of Memphis and prefer not to travel in. More details about the virtual experience will be announced soon.

Unlike other events, we must also take into consideration the safety of our St. Jude patients, who are immunocompromised and participate with their families in our races in a number of ways. Please know we’re carefully weighing all of these factors and more, and that providing you with an unparalleled experience as you support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude is a priority.

Additional updates will be provided as we learn more, including information about general registration. Thank you for your support.



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Marathon course preview

Start and finish in historic downtown Memphis. See the Mississippi River, take a scenic loop through Overton Park and run through the St. Jude campus.

Start elevation: 236 ft.
Finish elevation: 236 ft.
Highest elevation: 295 ft.
Lowest elevation: 220 ft.

The course has been certified by USATF: #TN18054MS. This event is sanctioned as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

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