July 28, 2020: After months of uncertainty, today we bring you two announcements. First, we've made the decision to transform this year's St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend into a virtual experience. Second, we're excited to announce that general registration is now open.
As the pandemic continues to disrupt daily life, we're deeply saddened that we're not able to welcome our participants to Memphis this December. While nothing can truly replace an in-person event, we thought long and hard about what makes the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend memorable: the excitement of the downtown start line, the unpredictability of Memphis weather in December and, above all, our courses that run through the St. Jude campus. We're viewing this as an opportunity: if we can't be together, how can we bring Memphis and St. Jude to you?
We'll be with you every step of the way. From the time you sign up until race week, we're:
- bringing you monthly Memphis and St. Jude themes to help you with your training and to inspire you to help us reach our fundraising goal for St. Jude.
- offering you, for the first time ever, the chance to run more than one distance (yes, you'll get a special medal!).
- giving you the opportunity to connect with our St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend community through our Facebook event.
To our St. Jude Heroes who signed up prior to July 1, we've automatically transitioned your registration to our virtual experience, where you'll still receive exclusive benefits. Please check your email for more information and for the option to make changes to your registration, should that be your preference.
Safety remains our top priority — both for our participants and supporters, who make this race what it is, and for our St. Jude patients, who are our inspiration, and who are immuno-compromised.
For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Memphis, please reference the Shelby County Health Department.
Upgrade your race experience by fundraising as a St. Jude Hero. You could earn a singlet, an interactive race weekend wristband or even a hotel stay.
See our new training resources center for training plans for each race distance, running tips and more. Whatever your goals, we've got you covered.
Volunteer, cheer, spectate, sponsor or even fundraise for the event without running. Discover all the ways you can participate in Memphis' premier running event.
Use your run to help St. Jude
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the biggest one-day fundraiser for St. Jude. This year we need your help more than ever.
Raise funds while you train
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Donate on behalf of a participant
You can donate on behalf of any St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend participant. Simply search for their name to get started.
Explore St. Jude
What does this event support? Learn about the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Meet Olivia and her family
Olivia's dad ran in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend before his daughter became a patient for blood cancer. Watch their story.