Crossing the finish line

In order for your finish time to be recorded, you must cross the mats at the finish line wearing your B-tag timing device. Do not cross the finish line more than once.

Make certain your race number is pinned on your front and completely visible for race officials and photographers. Race supervision, electronic timing and scoring are under the direction of Best Times. All of its decisions are final.

Boston qualifiers

Attempting to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon? If you cross the finish line on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a Boston Marathon qualifying (BQ) time, be sure visit the Boston Qualifiers tent at AutoZone Park (located near the results tent) after the race. We want to celebrate your accomplishment and give you a special St. Jude Boston Qualifier T-shirt.

Qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon are posted at and approved by the Boston Athletic Association. Qualifying times do not guarantee entry to the Boston Marathon, simply the opportunity to submit for registration.


Food and beverage

Marathon and half marathon participants will have the opportunity to enjoy warm pizza from Domino's®, hot soup from McAlister's Deli®, prepackaged snacks from Kroger, donuts, fruit, Powerade® and water.

10K and 5K participants can enjoy prepackaged snacks from Kroger, fruit, Powerade® and water.

For all race participants 21 and over, there will be Michelob ULTRA® and Wiseacre® beer. There is a two beer maximum. You will not be given beer after the race unless you obtain a wristband at the expo after showing proper identification. No wristbands will be given out on race day.



Men's and women's locker rooms with showers are available on the lower basement level of AutoZone Park.

AutoZone Park band line-up

After the race, join the Finish Festival in AutoZone Park to celebrate your accomplishment, meet up with friends and family, and listen to live music.

8 a.m. - 9
Delta Cats
9:10 - 10
River Bluff Clan Duo
10:15 - 11:45
Kevin Paige
noon - 1:30 p.m. Jeffer Rogers Quartet
1:40 - 2:45
Brad Bierkedahl

Artist lineup subject to change.


Hunter Hayes concert

If you have reserved tickets to our sold out Hunter Hayes concert, you can pick up your ticket at the expo. Doors will open at the Cannon Center at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m.


Meeting up with friends and family

This year, runners will be finishing on Union Avenue, outside AutoZone Park.

After the race, participants will join the Finish Festival inside AutoZone Park.

Look for the Runner Reunion location inside AutoZone Park. The area will have alphabetical signs to help friends and family reunite by name. You're encouraged to discuss your post-race reunion plan in advance. Spectators will not be allowed to enter the runner and beverage area, but they will be permitted on the field for the post-race celebration.

See Map of AutoZone Park


Information booth/lost and found

Items turned into lost and found not claimed by 3:30 p.m. on race day will be returned to the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend office. Iitems will be discarded or donated to charity if not claimed within five working days following the races.