BECOME A ST. JUDE HERO

St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude Heroes are helping us get there.

 

Be part of something bigger

Being a St. Jude Hero® means raising funds for the kids of St. Jude — kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases — while you train for your race.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the pinnacle event for the St. Jude Heroes program as the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Heroes aren't just participating in their race; they're using their strength to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Registration fees help us put on a great race, but St. Jude relies on fundraisers and direct donations. See fundraising options for the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

 
St. Jude patient Rylee

St. Jude patient Rylee, age 10, bone cancer

 
 

Being a St. Jude Hero means that when you cross the finish line, you'll know that what you've accomplished has made an impact far beyond your race. It also means ...

Benefits to make your race experience even better.

Running as a St. Jude Hero takes your event to the next level, with the opportunity to earn everything from race gear to event weekend experiences.

 

Support from St. Jude to help you fundraise.

St. Jude will be with you every step of the way. You'll get everything you need to reach your fundraising goal — coaching emails, a fundraising coach, a personal fundraising page, plus other tools and tips as you go.

 

Becoming part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer.

As a St. Jude Hero, you'll join thousands of runners from across the United States who have chosen to run for St. Jude. St. Jude Heroes are a select group with one common goal: to use their race to further lifesaving research and treatment for St. Jude kids.

 

Making your race part of something bigger.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As a St. Jude Hero, you'll make a real difference. The funds you raise help ensure 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. Learn more about St. Jude.

 
 

There are two ways to be a St. Jude Hero

 

Fundraise at a premier level for the full event experience.

Sign up prior to general registration (i.e., before June 3) at the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze fundraising level, and get exclusive benefits and race-weekend perks. Plus, you'll secure your race entry before we open to the general public.

 

Fundraise what you'd like, and earn selected prizes based on how much your raise.

Register during general registration (June 3 or after) and raise at least $250. You'll earn a St. Jude singlet or tech shirt to wear race weekend, and have the chance earn other prizes.

 
 

2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Heroes entries

Bronze entry

AVAILABLE
MAY 1 - JUNE 2 ONLY

$600

  • Race entry
  • St. Jude Heroes training shirt
  • Name on official pace car
  • Interactive wristband for race weekend with exclusive experiences/access
  • $15 St. Jude merchandise credit

$75 program fee is applied to your fundraising goal.

 

Silver entry

AVAILABLE
MAY 1 - JUNE 2 ONLY

$1,500

$75 program fee is applied to your fundraising goal.

 

Gold entry

AVAILABLE
MAY 1 - JUNE 2 ONLY

$3,000

  • Race entry
  • St. Jude Heroes training shirt
  • Name on official pace car
  • Interactive wristband for race weekend with exclusive experiences/access
  • $60 St. Jude merchandise credit
  • Commemorative race gear
  • First access to reserve Pasta Party tickets and race-day Heroes Hospitality (reservations required)
  • Two-night downtown Memphis hotel stay (Friday - Saturday)

$75 program fee is applied to your fundraising goal.

 

Platinum entry

SOLD OUT

$5,000

  • Race entry
  • St. Jude Heroes training shirt
  • Name on official pace car
  • Interactive wristband for race weekend with exclusive experiences/access
  • $100 St. Jude merchandise credit
  • Commemorative race gear
  • First access to reserve, and complimentary guest ticket to, Pasta Party tickets and race-day Heroes Hospitality (reservations required)
  • Three-night Peabody Hotel stay (Thursday - Saturday)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience
 

General entry

AVAILABLE JUNE 3

Fundraise what you'd like*

*Fundraising is optional for general registrants. General registrants who raise $250 or more will receive a St. Jude Heroes singlet.

 
 

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 Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze St. Jude Heroes have until January 3, 2020 to raise their committed amount.

See How Fundraising Helps

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Are you interested in being a St. Jude Hero for another running event?
See where being a St. Jude Hero can take you.
(Please note, benefits and fundraising levels vary by race.)