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Join the thousands of runners who are raising funds for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

 
 
 
 
St. Jude Hero flexing on Beale Street.
 
 

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the largest single-day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, thanks to the efforts of St. Jude Heroes and those who donate to help St. Jude kids.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. In fact, approximately 75 percent of the funds necessary to sustain and grow St. Jude comes from donors and fundraisers who are united in a common goal: Finding cures. Saving children®.

How fundraising helps

Cost to family: $0

No family pays.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Our goal: 100% survival

Our goal is survival.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Saving children everywhere

Saving children everywhere.

St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

Since 2002, nearly 250,000 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend participants have raised more than $90 million for St. Jude

As a participant, you can become part of the legacy that's allowed St. Jude Heroes to help cover the cost of:

  • acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment for nearly 100 patients
  • bone marrow transplants for over 200 children
  • 8,000 days in the ICU
  • 4,000,000 meals for St. Jude patients
Patient Santiago.

St. Jude patient Santiago, age 3, brain cancer, with his dad

Donate on Behalf of a Participant

 

What does being a St. Jude Hero mean to you? Tell us your fundraising story, and we may feature it to inspire other fundraisers.

 
 

All St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend participants are given the opportunity to fundraise. While fundraising is not required for general registrants, it's the best way to support the kids of St. Jude. We’ll give you everything you need — simply log in to your participant center after you register, and we’ll guide you from there.

We encourage all participants to meet their fundraising goal by race weekend, but Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum St. Jude Heroes have until December 17, 2021 to raise their committed amount.

Heroes Leaderboard

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Meet some of the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Fundraising options

Waitlist for Bronze, Silver and Gold entries available during registration. 

 
 
  1. Bronze entry

    $600

     
     
     
     

    Silver entry

    $1,500

     
    Silver Heroes will receive all Bronze benefits, plus additional status and access including:
     
     
     

    Gold entry

    $3,000

     
    Gold Heroes will receive all Silver benefits, plus additional status and access including: 
    • $60 St. Jude merchandise credit
    • Two-night downtown Memphis hotel stay on race weekend (Friday - Saturday)
    • Virtual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tour
     
     
     

    Platinum entry

    $5,000

     
    Platinum Heroes will receive all Gold benefits, plus additional status and access including: 
     
     
     

    Platinum Premier entry

    American Airlines logo.

    $7,500

     
    Platinum Premier Heroes will receive all Platinum benefits, plus additional status and access on event weekend, including: 
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Virtual Tour (+three guests)
    • Thursday evening welcome experience (+one guest) 
    • American Airlines 25K miles flight voucher
     
     
     
     
  2. Bronze entry

    $600

     
    • Race entry
    • St. Jude Heroes training shirt
    • Name on official pace car
    • $15 St. Jude merchandise credit
    • St. Jude Heroes race packet and benefits delivered to you
     
     
     

    Silver entry

    $1,500

     
    Silver Heroes will receive all Bronze benefits, plus additional status and access including:
     
     
     

    Gold entry

    $3,000

     
    Gold Heroes will receive all Silver benefits, plus additional status and access including: 
     
     
     

    Platinum entry

    $5,000

     
    Platinum Heroes will receive all Gold benefits, plus additional status and access including: 
    • $100 St. Jude merchandise credit
    • $600 Marriott, Hilton or Memphis Peabody hotel gift card
    • Virtual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tour (+ one guest)
    • Heroes post-race recovery kit
     
     
     

    Platinum Premier entry

    American Airlines logo.

    $7,500

     
    Platinum Premier Heroes will receive all Platinum benefits, plus additional status and access on event weekend, including: 
    • Virtual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tour (+three guests)
    • Thursday evening welcome experience (+one guest)
    • American Airlines 25K miles flight voucher
    • Heroes post-race recovery kit
     
     
     
     
 
 
 

Important event updates for all attendees, please read.