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.
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.
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.
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.
*This fitness event benefits St. Jude, but is not a St. Jude Heroes event.
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.
National Heroes Coaches
Have training or race day questions? Email our National Heroes Coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Be a St. Jude Hero, and run for the kids of St. Jude
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.
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.
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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.
How fundraising helps
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.
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.
Families never receive a bill
No matter what, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.