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Runners at the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.


Check out these in-person and virtual fitness events

  1. Marathon runners

    Celebrating 20 years running

    Join us for the 20th anniversary of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Presented by Juice Plus+! As the pinnacle event for the St. Jude Heroes program, participants can choose their distance, including a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or the 4-Race Challenge (take on all four distances) or the 2-Race Challenge (choose two distances). Participants also have the choice to run in-person in Memphis, or virtually from wherever they are. Registration is open now. Race day is Saturday, December 4, 2021.

    Register Now

  2. Researcher in the lab

    Rock 'n' Roll Running Series

    St. Jude is honored to be the National Featured Charity for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, as well as the title partner for the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Seattle and St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Nashville. Run for free when you register as a committed St. Jude fundraiser for most Rock ‘n’ Roll events in the U.S. 


    November Facebook Challenge: 50 Mile Walk/Run*

    Join us by completing 50 miles in November! Participants within the "50 Mile Challenge" Facebook Group track their miles and fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude.

    Join the 50 Mile Challenge


    November Facebook Challenge: 50 Squats a Day*

    Join us by completing 1,500 squats in November! Participants within the "50 Squats a Day Challenge" Facebook Group track their squats and fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude.

    Join the 50 Squats a Day challenge


    November Facebook Challenge: 25 Push-ups a Day*

    Join us by completing 750 push-ups in November! Participants within the "25 Push-Ups a Day Challenge" Facebook Group track their push-ups and fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude.

    Join the 25 Push-Ups a Day challenge

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    Ventures Endurance*

    St. Jude is the official charity partner with the Hot Chocolate Series, Warner Brothers Virtual Run Series

    Find Your Next Race Register to Volunteer


    *This fitness event benefits St. Jude, but is not a St. Jude Heroes event.

  4. Ready, Set, runDisney!

    Run in the most magical place on Earth while supporting the kids of St. Jude!

  5. St. Jude has entries for some of the running world's greatest events

    A limited number of entries for the Abbott World Marathon Majors — a series of the most renowned marathons in the world — are available for St. Jude Heroes. Whether you're looking to run your first World Marathon Major or are headed for your series finisher medal, St. Jude can help you get there.


    If you are interested in running for St. Jude, please fill out this interest survey

    Questions? Email us at for more information.

  6. National Heroes Coaches

    Have training or race day questions? Email our National Heroes Coaches at!


Thanks to St. Jude Heroes, our lifesaving work continues

See what events are coming up, and check the status of running events worldwide.


Be a St. Jude Hero, and run for the kids of St. Jude

Researcher in the lab

Runners who fundraise at least $250 for St. Jude while training for their race are part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer. They're called St. Jude Heroes.

Researcher in the lab

Registering for your race as a St. Jude Hero means an online training program, race-day extras — from a St. Jude singlet to hotel accommodations, depending on your event and fundraising commitment — and possibly even entry into the most exclusive races in the world. You can also earn additional prizes based on how much you raise.

Find a Race and Register


All images on this page were taken prior to 2020.


Not finding the right option for you?

With Team St. Jude, your St. Jude Heroes experience is flexible to fit your running and fundraising goals: you choose how much you ultimately want to raise to help St. Jude kids, and we'll acknowledge you for your efforts.

To get started, sign up, and let us know the date of your race during registration.

Join Team St. Jude


Tell us your fundraising story

What does being a St. Jude Hero mean to you? Let us know, and we may feature your story to inspire other fundraisers.

Share Your Story


How fundraising helps

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St. Jude freely shares research

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes. Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists in your community and worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

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We won't stop.™

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Families never receive a bill

No matter what, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


Questions? Email us at or fill out our contact form.


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