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St. Jude Heroes


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Runners at the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.


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and virtual fitness events

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    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. St. Jude Heroes Registration is open May 3-31. General registration opens June 1. Race day is Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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    All In #forStJude

    This March - June, we are inviting you to be a part of our national challenge, All in #forStJude Virtual Experience. You will join other St. Jude Heroes® from across the country in one of four St. Jude Heroes teams, led by our National Heroes Coaches.

    Get All In

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    Join the St. Jude Heroes Town Hall on Thursday May, 20th at 6:00 PM CT to learn more about our race line up for the year and how you can get involved!

    Become a St. Jude Hero Ambassador

    St. Jude Hero Ambassadors are a dedicated group of accomplished St. Jude Heroes who are passionate about St. Jude and endurance events. They help further the St. Jude mission by sharing their experiences to help recruit and steward St. Jude Heroes – providing tips for fundraising success and building a community of St. Jude Heroes across the country.

    Apply Now


Thanks to St. Jude Heroes, our lifesaving work continues

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


In light of current health concerns surrounding COVID-19, we support and respect the decisions being made globally to cancel or postpone certain events to protect participants. See if an event you're registered for has been impacted.


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

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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.

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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.


All images on this page were taken prior to 2020.


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.

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Run for St. Jude

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St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Run one of the only marathons organized and operated by a charity, a race where every runner can be a St. Jude Hero. If 26.2 miles isn’t your distance, we have a half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids marathon.

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Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

St. Jude is honored to be the National Featured Charity for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Run for free when you register as a committed St. Jude fundraiser for most Rock ‘n’ Roll events in the U.S.

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Ram Racing Series

St. Jude is the official charity partner with the Hot Chocolate and Rugged Maniac Series


As a St. Jude Hero, Millie is on her way to running all six Abbott World Marathon Majors. In 2021, she'll be running the Virgin Money London Marathon, number five.

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.

Contact Susan Graham at for more information.


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.

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How fundraising helps

The money that St. Jude Heroes raise helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

As a St. Jude Hero, you'll help kids, like Luigi, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer called medulloblastoma. Luigi loves music and dancing. He’s also a budding artist who likes to create robot costumes out of paper. “He’s very creative, outgoing and friendly,” said his dad. Luigi is finished with treatment and returns to St. Jude for regular scans.

St. Jude patient Luigi.

St. Jude patient Luigi, age 4, brain cancer


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