The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the single-largest one-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers.
Registration fees help us put on the race, but if you'd like to help us reach our goal of $12.5 million for the kids of St. Jude, please donate or fundraise. While fundraising is not required for general registrants, all participants are given a fundraising page and other tools when they sign up.
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 full training plans for each race distance, running tips and more. Whatever your goals, we've got you covered.
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.
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.