The St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend presented by Juice Plus will take place Saturday, December 2, 2023 ! As the pinnacle event for the St. Jude Heroes program, you can choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2-Race Challenge and 4 Race-Challenge and compete in Memphis or virtually from wherever you are.
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 Nashville. Run for free when you register as a committed St. Jude fundraiser for most Rock ‘n’ Roll events in the U.S.
*This fitness event benefits St. Jude, but is not a St. Jude Heroes event.
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.
Be a St. Jude Hero, and run for the kids of St. Jude
Run, ride and triathlon participants 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.
Download the St. Jude Heroes app to track your runs and your fundraising.
Have training or race day questions? Email our National St. Jude Heroes Coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Coach Denise from Run for Change is a certified running coach and our national St. Jude Heroes Coach. Her running resume includes completing well over 125 marathons, she’s an Abbott World Marathon Major Six Star Finisher, twice over, she’s qualified for the Boston Marathon over 30 times, a seven continents club finisher, a 100-mile ultra marathon finisher, Everest Marathon finisher and the list goes on and on. There is a reason why they call her the marathon whisperer – because she truly believes anyone can run 26.2.
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
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where more than 4 out of 5 children survive cancer. In many developing countries, however, fewer than 1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.
We won't stop.™
When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Families never receive a bill
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—so they can focus on helping their child live.