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Precautions at St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend for 2021



We believe that ensuring a safe environment is everyone’s responsibility. Please help us by doing your part to contribute to the overall safety of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend by adhering to the following health and safety protocols for event weekend.


All 2021 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend registered participants as well as all guests, volunteers and partners MUST:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered between Wednesday, Dec. 1- Friday, Dec. 3. Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is defined as individuals who are two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine. 

    Verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be required prior to entry into any official event weekend activities. Verification process details will be communicated in November.
  • Wear a mask during the following:
    - Health & Fitness Expo
    - Platinum Premier Welcome Party
    - VIP Reception
    - St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party
    - St. Jude Heroes Hospitality
    - Other event weekend activities as required by event officials
  • Be free of COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days of attending St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, such as:
    - Fever
    - Chills
    - Cough
    - Shortness of breath
    - Body aches
    - Loss of sense of smell or taste

What to expect event weekend

Health & Fitness Expo
Prior to entry of the Health & Fitness Expo, all attendees will be required to: wear a mask, verify proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test that has been administered between Wednesday, Dec. 1- Friday, Dec. 3 and be free of COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days. All attendees will be encouraged to socially distance to move through packet pick-up and expo areas while being mindful of time spent in specific locations.

Race Day
Race day requirements and protocols will be communicated in November.



What are my options if I do not plan to get fully vaccinated or obtain a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event?
- You may switch your race to our virtual experience or cancel your registration. Please see our cancellation and refund policy.

What type of COVID-19 test will be accepted?
- Details coming soon

What qualifies as proof of vaccination?
-An original COVID-19 vaccination card; a photo or photocopy of a COVID-19 vaccination card

Will St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend offer COVID-19 testing?
- No. Please visit to find a testing location.

Will there be accommodations for participants who are restricted from traveling to Memphis for the event?

What if I have a religious exemption or medical concerns regarding vaccination?
- If religious beliefs and practices or medical concerns prevent on from taking the vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test will be the best method to verify one's current COVID-19 status.

Where can I go to get a COVID-19 test?

Will guests under 12 years of age be required to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test?
- Guests under 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination/negative covid test to enter. However, masks will be recommended for guests 4 and under and required for guests 5 to 11 years old. This policy is implemented in order to protect children who are too young to receive vaccinations but who are accustomed to masking in classrooms.


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