SPECTATOR AND NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is coming your way.

Let us help you have a plan for race day — participate, cheer, be aware and be safe.

 

Getting around

Road closure information and neighborhood-specific information is available for all parts of Memphis that are impacted by any of the race courses. Friday evening road closures remain on schedule. Saturday (race day) road closures are delayed one hour. Please add one hour to all closure beginning and ending times.

Parking and transportation

MATA

View MATA bus detours.
The following routes will be impacted on race day: 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 34, 36, 39, 47, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57 and all trolley service. All trolley service will be suspended on Saturday until 2 p.m. Three shuttles (Lamar/Jackson, Downtown and Jackson) will be in service to help connect riders to detoured routes.

Use our Uber/Lyft dropoff/pickup locations:
80 N. Riverside Dr. (Tennessee Welcome Center) and 555 Beale St.

Download the free Waze app.
Use Waze on race day for directions around road closures.

Explore Bike Share
Visit the site to see bike sharing options.

 

Best places to watch along the courses

Having family, friends and community members along the route providing encouragement to runners makes race day even more special. Here are a few locations we suggest:

Please be mindful of our spectator guidelines. If you'd like to track your runner in real time, you can do so on our website or through our app. We also encourage you to check our chart of approximate runner arrival times to help you plan where to watch.

 

Breakfast on Beale St.

Participants and spectators can grab a quick breakfast near the start lines at these Beale St. locations that will be open from 6:30 - 9 a.m.

Rum Boogie Cafe, 182 Beale St.

Miss Polly’s Soul City Cafe, 154 Beale St.

Silky O’Sullivan’s, 183 Beale St. (breakfast via door on B.B. King Blvd., starting at 7 a.m.) 

 

Finish line and post-race

This year, runners will be finishing on Union Avenue, outside AutoZone Park.
See more about navigating downtown.

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

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.

 

Neighborhood impact

See how specific areas of Memphis will be impacted.

 

Please note: Movement around downtown Memphis will be greatly impacted during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

 

Times are estimates and subject to change. Rest assured, roads will open as soon as the last runner passes. See full list of road closures.

 

Road closures

Select a time to see which Memphis streets will be completely or partially closed, or download a full schedule. Friday evening road closures remain on schedule. Saturday (race day) road closures are delayed one hour. Please add one hour to all closure beginning and ending times.

  1. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
  2. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    N. 2nd St. Jackson Ave. Shadyac Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    4th St. G.E. Patterson Ave.
    Union Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 9 a.m.
    6th St. A.W. Willis Ave. Mill Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 8 a.m.
    A.W. Willis Ave.
    7th St. Front St. Complete 7 a.m. 10 a.m.
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    B.B. King Blvd. Carolina St. A.W. Willis Ave.
    Complete 7 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
    Carolina Ave. Channel 3 Dr./Kansas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Channel 3 Dr. Riverside Dr. Carolina Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Court Ave. Front St. Riverside Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. Mill/Jackson Ave.
    Union Ave. All southbound lanes 7 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
    Front St. A.W. Willis Ave. Court Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    G.E. Patterson Ave.
    B.B. King Blvd. 4th St. Complete 7:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. 2nd St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m.
    9:45 a.m.
    Mill Ave. 5th St. Danny Thomas Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 8 a.m.
    Riverside Dr. Court Ave. Channel 3 Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Shadyac Ave. 2nd. St. St. Jude campus
    Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
  3. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    N. 2nd St. Jackson Ave. Shadyac Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    S. 2nd S. Butler Ave. Beale St.
    Complete 8 a.m. 9 a.m.
    4th St. G.E. Patterson Ave.
    Union Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 9 a.m.
    6th St. A.W. Willis Ave. Mill Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 8 a.m.
    Adams Ave. Manassas St. Neely St.
    Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    A.W. Willis Ave.
    7th St. Front St. Complete 7 a.m. 10 a.m.
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    B.B. King Blvd. Carolina St. A.W. Willis Ave.
    Complete 7 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
    Beale St.
    2nd St. Riverside Dr. Complete 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
    Butler Ave. B.B. King Blvd. 2nd St. Complete 8 a.m. 9 a.m.
    Carolina Ave. Channel 3 Dr./Kansas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Channel 3 Dr. Riverside Dr. Carolina Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Court Ave. Front St. Riverside Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. Mill/Jackson Ave.
    Union Ave. All southbound lanes 7 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway All northbound lanes
    8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
    Front St. A.W. Willis Ave. Court Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    Front St. Monroe Ave.
    George Ave. Complete 8 a.m. 9 a.m.
    G.E. Patterson Ave.
    B.B. King Blvd. 4th St. Complete 7:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
    Georgia Ave. Front St. Riverside Dr. Complete 8 a.m. 9 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. 2nd St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m.
    9:45 a.m.
    Jefferson Ave. Neely St. Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Manassas St. Washington Ave. Union Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Mill Ave. 5th St. Danny Thomas Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 8 a.m.
    Neely St. Adams Ave. Jefferson Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Riverside Dr. Court Ave. Channel 3 Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Shadyac Ave. 2nd. St. St. Jude campus
    Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
    Washington Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd.
    Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
  4. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    N. 2nd St. Jackson Ave. Shadyac Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    Adams Ave. Manassas St. Neely St.
    Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Avalon St. North Parkway Faxon Ave. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
    A.W. Willis Ave.
    7th St. Front St. Complete 7 a.m. 10 a.m.
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    B.B. King Blvd. Carolina St. A.W. Willis Ave.
    Complete 7 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
    Beale St.
    2nd St. Riverside Dr. Complete 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
    Carolina Ave. Channel 3 Dr./Kansas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Center Dr. North Parkway
    North Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    Channel 3 Dr. Riverside Dr. Carolina Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Charles Pl. Jackson Ave. West Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Court Ave. Front St. Riverside Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    Cypress Dr. North Dr. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only
    9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway All northbound lanes
    8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
    East Parkway Poplar Ave. North Parkway Two soundbound lanes
    9:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
    Evergreen Ave. Faxon Ave. Tutwiler Ave.
    Local traffic only
    9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Faxon Ave. Avalon St. Evergreen St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Front St. A.W. Willis Ave. Court Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    G.E. Patterson Ave.
    B.B. King Blvd. 4th St. Complete 7:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. 2nd St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m.
    9:45 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. Cypress Dr. Charles Pl. One eastbound lane 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Jackson Ave. Stonewall St. Willett St.
    One eastbound lane 9:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
    Jefferson Ave. Neely St. Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Manassas St. Washington Ave. Union Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Neely St. Adams Ave. Jefferson Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    North Dr. Center Dr. Cypress Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    North Parkway
    Danny Thomas Blvd. East Parkway Complete
    9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
    Poplar Ave. Tucker St. East Parkway One westbound lane
    9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
    Riverside Dr. Court Ave. Channel 3 Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Shadyac Ave. 2nd. St. St. Jude campus
    Complete 7 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
    Stonewall St.
    North Parkway Poplar Ave. Complete 9 a.m.
    noon
    Stonewall St. Jackson Ave. North Parkway Local traffic only 9:45 a.m.
    2:15 p.m.
    Tutwiler Ave. Evergreen St. Williett St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. Manassas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 9 a.m.
    11:45 a.m.
    Washington Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd.
    Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    West Dr. Charles Pl. North Parkway
    Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Willett St. Tutwiler Ave. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
  5. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    4th St. Beale St. Union Ave. Complete 10 a.m.
    3 p.m.
    Adams Ave. Manassas St. Neely St.
    Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Avalon St. North Parkway Faxon Ave. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
    A.W. Willis Ave.
    7th St. Front St. Complete 7 a.m. 10 a.m.
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    B.B. King Blvd. Carolina St. A.W. Willis Ave.
    Complete 7 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
    Carolina Ave. Channel 3 Dr./Kansas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Center Dr. North Parkway
    North Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    Channel 3 Dr. Riverside Dr. Carolina Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Charles Pl. Jackson Ave. West Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Court Ave. Front St. Riverside Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    Cypress Dr. North Dr. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only
    9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway All northbound lanes
    8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway
    Complete 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    East Parkway Poplar Ave. North Parkway Two soundbound lanes
    9:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
    Evergreen Ave. Faxon Ave. Tutwiler Ave.
    Local traffic only
    9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Faxon Ave. Avalon St. Evergreen St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Front St. A.W. Willis Ave. Court Ave. Complete 7 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    G.E. Patterson Ave.
    B.B. King Blvd. 4th St. Complete 7:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. Cypress Dr. Charles Pl. One eastbound lane 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Jackson Ave. Stonewall St. Willett St.
    One eastbound lane 9:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
    Jefferson Ave. Neely St. Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Manassas St. Washington Ave. Union Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Neely St. Adams Ave. Jefferson Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    North Dr. Center Dr. Cypress Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    North Parkway
    Danny Thomas Blvd. East Parkway Complete
    9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
    Poplar Ave. Tucker St. East Parkway One westbound lane
    9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
    Riverside Dr. Court Ave. Channel 3 Dr. Complete 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    Stonewall St.
    North Parkway Poplar Ave. Complete 9 a.m.
    noon
    Stonewall St. Jackson Ave. North Parkway Local traffic only 9:45 a.m.
    2:15 p.m.
    Tutwiler Ave. Evergreen St. Williett St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. Manassas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 9 a.m.
    11:45 a.m.
    Washington Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd.
    Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    West Dr. Charles Pl. North Parkway
    Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Willett St. Tutwiler Ave. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
  6. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    4th St. Beale St. Union Ave. Complete 10 a.m.
    3 p.m.
    Adams Ave. Manassas St. Neely St.
    Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Avalon St. North Parkway Faxon Ave. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
    B.B. King Blvd.
    MLK Jr. Ave.
    Madison Ave.
    Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Center Dr. North Parkway
    North Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    Charles Pl. Jackson Ave. West Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Cypress Dr. North Dr. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only
    9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway
    Complete 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway All southbound lanes
    11:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
    East Parkway Poplar Ave. North Parkway Two soundbound lanes
    9:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
    Evergreen Ave. Faxon Ave. Tutwiler Ave.
    Local traffic only
    9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Faxon Ave. Avalon St. Evergreen St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    G.E. Patterson Ave.
    B.B. King Blvd. 4th St. Complete 7:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
    Jackson Ave. Cypress Dr. Charles Pl. One eastbound lane 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Jackson Ave. Stonewall St. Willett St.
    One eastbound lane 9:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
    Jefferson Ave. Neely St. Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Manassas St. Washington Ave. Union Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Neely St. Adams Ave. Jefferson Ave. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    North Dr. Center Dr. Cypress Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    North Parkway
    Danny Thomas Blvd. East Parkway Complete
    9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
    Poplar Ave. Tucker St. East Parkway One westbound lane
    9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
    Stonewall St.
    North Parkway Poplar Ave. Complete 9 a.m.
    noon
    Stonewall St. Jackson Ave. North Parkway Local traffic only 9:45 a.m.
    2:15 p.m.
    Tutwiler Ave. Evergreen St. Williett St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Union Ave. 4th St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 10 p.m. Friday noon Saturday
    Union Ave. Manassas St. B.B. King Blvd. Complete 9 a.m.
    11:45 a.m.
    Washington Ave. Danny Thomas Blvd.
    Manassas St. Complete 8:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    West Dr. Charles Pl. North Parkway
    Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Willett St. Tutwiler Ave. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
  7. Street From To
    Type of closure Start time End time
    4th St. Beale St. Union Ave. Complete 10 a.m.
    3 p.m.
    Avalon St. North Parkway Faxon Ave. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Center Dr. North Parkway
    North Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    Charles Pl. Jackson Ave. West Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Cypress Dr. North Dr. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only
    9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Danny Thomas Blvd. G.E. Patterson Ave. North Parkway All southbound lanes
    11:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
    East Parkway Poplar Ave. North Parkway Two soundbound lanes
    9:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
    Evergreen Ave. Faxon Ave. Tutwiler Ave.
    Local traffic only
    9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Faxon Ave. Avalon St. Evergreen St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    Jackson Ave. Cypress Dr. Charles Pl. One eastbound lane 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Jackson Ave. Stonewall St. Willett St.
    One eastbound lane 9:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
    North Dr. Center Dr. Cypress Dr. Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    North Parkway
    Danny Thomas Blvd. East Parkway Complete
    9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
    Poplar Ave. Tucker St. East Parkway One westbound lane
    9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
    Stonewall St. Jackson Ave. North Parkway Local traffic only 9:45 a.m.
    2:15 p.m.
    Tutwiler Ave. Evergreen St. Williett St. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.
    West Dr. Charles Pl. North Parkway
    Local traffic only 9:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
    Willett St. Tutwiler Ave. Jackson Ave. Local traffic only 9:45 a.m. 2 p.m.

Times are estimates and subject to change. Roads will open as soon as the last runner passes. Please avoid traveling in/out of areas during time of impact. If necessary, go slow, be aware and yield to law enforcement and runners.

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Interested in volunteering?

Whether you're signing up by yourself or with a group, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has lots of ways to get involved. Check out what volunteer positions are available, and join us in making this our best year yet!

 

Questions? Email us at sjmmwneighborhoods@stjude.org.

Or, call our Community Relations Info Line at (800) 209-3147 during the dates and times below for race weekend questions related to your neighborhood.

Nov. 27: noon – 7 p.m.
Nov. 28:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Nov. 29:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Nov. 30:  8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Dec. 1 (race day):  5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.