St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Virtual Event Guide

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Are you ready for your race?

Here are the important steps for your race!

 
  1. Be sure to get the RTRT app ready. 
  2. Prepare your start and finish line with the Virtual Experience Toolkit.
  3. Join us at 6:55 a.m. CT for the Start Line Celebration.
  4. Get social and show us your race day using #RunforStJude and #StJudeHeroes
 

While we will miss having everyone join us in person in Memphis on Saturday, Dec. 5, please participate in the 2020 St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend Virtual Experience safely and responsibly in your own neighborhood and community. Because your safety is of the utmost importance, we ask that you follow your community’s local government, health department, and CDC guidelines with respect to wearing of masks, social distancing, and restrictions on gatherings. Please be mindful of traffic and your surroundings while participating and we hope to see you when it is safe to do so.

 
 

Schedule of events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. Race Day Start Line Celebration

    Join us at 6:55 a.m. CT to start your race!

     
     

    Join us at the top of each hour, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT, to celebrate!

     
     
  2. Learn more about the importance of proper recovery after your race.

     
     
  3. Kick off race week by joining our opening ceremony

     
     
     
  4. Available for all participants, get an exclusive inside look at a St. Jude research lab.

    Find your photo in our event week mosaic

     
     
  5. St. Jude Heroes® Coaches Panel
    12 p.m. CT.

    Available for all participants, hear tips to stay motivated and prepare for your virtual race day.

    Virtual Experience Toolkit

     
     
  6. No More Cancer Rally
    6 p.m. CT.

    Available for all participants, join our rally to celebrate your accomplishments and boost your fundraising

    St. Jude Heroes – find your name on our official pace car provided by Landers Auto Group

     
     
  7. Exclusive Platinum Premier St. Jude Hero® Event
    7 p.m. CT.

    *Reservation Required

    Shop St. Jude Merchandise

    Visit our website to view the latest St. jude merchandise, including new active wear

     
     
  8.  
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    Experience the power of running through the St. Jude campus.

     

    St. Jude Heroes® Pasta Party
    7 p.m. CT.

    *Reservation Required

     
     
 
 

Virtual Experience Toolkit

Thank you for participating in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Experience, presented by Juice Plus+. We know many of our participants are making special race day plans, all in support of the kids of St. Jude. That is why we’ve developed a Virtual Experience Toolkit to bring Memphis and St. Jude to you. Use these printable items and tips to make sure your race day is fun, memorable and safe.

 
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2020 5K Medal

 
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2020 10K Medal

 
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2020 Half Marathon Medal

 
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2020 Marathon Medal

 
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2020 2-Race Challenge Medal

 
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2020 4-Race Challenge Medal

 
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2020 4 Race All Medals

 
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2020 Runner Bib

 
Virtual Cheer Poster

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Cheer Poster

 
Virtual Start Finish Line

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Start/Finish Lines

 
Virtual Finish Line Tape

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Finish Line Tape

 
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Finish Line Zoom Background

 
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Tracking and fundraising apps

* Please note: the St. Jude Heroes app is not used for tracking your race.

 
 
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    The RTRT.me runner tracking app is the only way runners can submit their run time for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Virtual Experience. 

     
    RTRT app logo
     

    The RTRT.me runner tracking app uses GPS tracking from your phone or through your Strava-connected device to track your distance, pace and time automatically. Participants and spectators will also have access to an interactive map and live updates about any runner. 

     
     
  2. Experience augmented reality with the new St. Jude Heroes app. Watch our video to see how it works, or download step-by-step instructions.

     
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    St. Jude Memphis Marathon runners can fundraise on the go with the St. Jude Heroes app. Runners can update their pages, send emails, and check their progress – all from the palm of their hand. The St. Jude Heroes app is a great tool to track fundraising progress, and to keep current on all St. Jude news! 

    * Please note: the St. Jude Heroes app is not used for tracking your race.

     
     

ABCs of Cancer

One of the most poignant stops along a tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the ABCs of Cancer wall, which features letters of the alphabet drawn by St. Jude patients reflecting on their personal experiences battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

These drawings offer an inside look at the variety of emotions and attitudes our patients go through while they’re here.

During the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend Virtual Experience, these powerful images will be given new life outside the hospital walls. Each of the 26 race course mile markers have art that corresponds to a letter from the ABCs of Cancer wall. As you experience your virtual race journey, we hope these images will move you while you consider the emotional journeys endured by these extraordinary children.

 
 

Thank you to our Platinum Premier and Platinum St. Jude Heroes

 

Platinum Premier Heroes

A special thank you to our Platinum Premier St. Jude Heroes, who committed to raising at least $7,500 for the kids of the St. Jude as they trained for their race. 

 

Dara Bertucci, LA
Natalie Bess, MO
Bill Burke, IL
Lindsay Butcher, MO
Amanda Corley, LA
Adam Cruthirds, TN
Danny Dragicevic, MO
Diana Eckhardt, MO
Allison Edwards, TN

 

Mandy Hamm, MS
Michael Harris, MO
Nolan Henderson, KS
Jackie Hobbs, WA
Sue Kessler, VT
Shannon McWhorter, IL
Gina Morton, OK
David Oatman, MO
Adrienne Papa, FL

 

Timothy Peterson, NE
William Pizzitola, MO
Isaac Reyes, WA
Richard Shroeder, MO
Ronnie Schwartz, LA
Barbara Sugg, AR
Jacob Tranum, TN
Craig Witsoe, TN

 
 

Platinum Heroes

A special thank you to our Platinum St. Jude Heroes, who committed to raising at least $5,000 for the kids of the St. Jude as they trained for their race. 

 

Heather Allemond, LA
Candice Barber, LA
Amanda Blackwell, MO
Darrell Brewer, MS
Kristine Burrichter, KS
Vincent Cacciatore, MO
Amy Carter, VA
Mark Comerford, FL
Robbin Dralle, IL
Lori Driver, AL
Kelly Farrar, MO
Mark Finton, TN
Stephanie Finton, TN
Jane Gilbert, MO
Staci Gordon, MO
Liz Harris, MO
Cameron Head, TN

 

Michael Head, TN
Paula Head, TN
Annette Holbert, AR
Lee Huie, MS
Bill Hurt, MS
Dana King, KS
Danielle Lancianese, TN
Alison Landry, LA
Lisa Leroux-Smith, KS
Dave Lew, IL
Jordan Lobb, IL
Julie Maune, MO
Paul R. Mehelic, MO
Julie Ondo, IL
Katherine Park, MS
Heather Polley, IN
Katy Ravensberg, MO

 

Corinthia Reulet, LA
Dana Rivera, LA
Ellen Sandweiss, MO
Wesley Scofield, LA
Valerie Sepulvado, LA
Justin Shelby, MO
Jacqueline Skirvin, MO
Sean Smith, AL
Michelle Spera, TX
Ted Stann, MO
Brenda Stephens, TX
Peggy Vonspreckelsen, NE
April Whitehead, LA
Susan Williams, KS
Lance Wilson, AR
Sarah Woodard, MO
Amanda True, MS

 
 
 
 

Share your photos from race day using

#StJudeHeroes  #RunForStJude

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to our partners

 
 

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