The marathon follows a scenic Boston-qualifying course through the city of Memphis, starting outside FedExForum. Near mile 5, the course passes through the St. Jude campus, where patients, their families and other onlookers gather to cheer. Runners will also pass through Overton Park, scenic neighborhoods and several Memphis historic areas before finishing in front of a crowd on Union Avenue. After the race, participants can join the finish festival at AutoZone Park.
The start and finish lines are in the heart of downtown Memphis, located near a dozen hotels, plenty of restaurants and historic Beale Street. There are 24 hydration stations. The first is located at the 1.5-mile mark, followed by one every mile from 3 through 25, all with fluids and portalets. Spirit stations are throughout the course, featuring Memphis music and other entertainment. See restrictions.
All marathon participants will receive a race number with timing tag, a clear gear bag, an official long-sleeved tech shirt and a finisher medal, among other amenities. See full list.
Race day weather: Average high/low: 56°F/38°F