Not just anyone gets one. If you registered as a Bronze, Silver or Gold St. Jude Hero this year, you'll receive a souvenir 2018 St. Jude Heroes wristband at the expo.
Wear it all weekend to unlock Heroes-only benefits, including access to a virtual reality booth at the expo and the chance to earn a special prize at the finish line.
When you get your wristband at packet pickup, you'll also get a guide of places to scan your wristband throughout event weekend, along with access to an app if you'd like to track your progress on your phone.
In support of your fundraising and training achievements, some of our top sponsors will have selective experiences for you at the expo. Your St. Jude Official Event Merchandise expo credit will also be synced to your wristband, as will access to the St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party and race-day St. Jude Heroes Hospitality, if you reserved tickets in advance. Watch for the marked area beyond the finish line, near the finisher bell inside the plaza entrance to AutoZone Park, and we'll have one last surprise for you.
Wearing a St. Jude Heroes wristband during event weekend isn't just about the benefits; it's also a display of pride that you went the extra mile for St. Jude kids. But there are other ways to help this weekend, even if you're not running, by volunteering at the expo or on race day.
And if you'd like a wristband of your own next year, be sure to sign up as a Bronze, Silver or Gold St. Jude Hero when registration opens early for our top fundraisers in May 2019.
Thank you for supporting St. Jude kids, and know that your fundraising efforts make a real difference in the lives of kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Families never recieve a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.