St. Jude Kids Marathon & 1-Mile Fun Run



Join St. Jude in encouraging health and wellness for kids!


The St. Jude Kids Marathon is a great way for kids 11 and under to participate in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Virtual Experience. They will have the opportunity to enhance their fitness, focus on acts of kindness and the chance to support the children of St. Jude.

Your child can walk or run 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day, and then run the final mile of their marathon virtually on Sat., Dec. 5. With our new virtual experience, we are encouraging all participants to join us wherever you are to complete your final mile on our official race day! Younger children who would like to participate can register to run the 1-mile fun run without completing the kids marathon.

Here's what's included:

  • Commemorative event shirt
  • Finisher medal



Sat., Dec. 5, 2020




Anywhere you like to run or walk (your neighborhood, trails, etc.)




Registration is closed for 2020. 2021 information coming soon.


How it works


1. Register. Choose the kids marathon or 1-mile fun run. 

2. Consider fundraising and supporting the kids of St. Jude. While fundraising is optional for kids marathon and 1-mile fun run participants, all registrants will recieve personalized tools to make fundraising simple, and can earn great prizes. This is a great opportunity to teach the value of giving back. 

3. Download our weekly training plans, official mileage tracker, donation tracker, and acts of kindness checklist. Our plans guide your child through all but one mile of a full marathon (26.2 miles) at their own pace while completing acts of kindness along the way. 

4. Complete your miles and acts of kindness prior to race day, Sat., Dec. 5.

5. Download your race number for race day. Personalize your own race number with favorite colors, designs and add your name!

6. Join us on race day, Sat., Dec. 5 virtually. We will have a start line experience and countdown to start time. You will participate virtually in your neighborhood, local park, etc., but we want to join you in your experience!

7. Share your accomplishments. Show us your selfies and your running journey using #StJudeHeroes and #RunForStJude, then celebrate by wearing your race shirt and finisher medal.

8. Download your editable finisher certificate.

  1. Magic Cards

    Participants raising $50 or more receive St. Jude Magic Cards.

  2. Kids Color Changing Glass

    Participants raising $100 or more receive a pair of St. Jude Kids Color Changing Glasses.

    (or, select the item from lower level)

  3. Silipint Pint

    Participants raising $250 or more receive a St. Jude Sillipint Glass.

    (or, select the item from lower level)

  4. Mini Toss Game

    Participants raising $500 or more receive a St. Jude Mini Toss Game.

    (or, select the item from lower level)

  5. Packable Hammock

    Participants raising $1000 or more receive a St. Jude Packable Hammock.

    (or, select the item from lower level)


Three ways to help St. Jude

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the biggest one-day fundraiser for St. Jude. Due to COVID-19, this year we need your help more than ever.

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1. Fundraise

Those who choose to fundraise play a vital role in helping us meet our goal for the kids of St. Jude. Log in to your account to begin.

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2. Donate on behalf of a participant

You can donate on behalf of any St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend participant. Simply search for their name to get started. 

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3. Give to the event goal

Give directly to our event goal for this year. Every donation makes a difference in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.