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St. Jude Heroes


Do more with your race


Runners at the 2021 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.


Check out these in-person and virtual fitness events

  1. Hot Chocolate Marathon

    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.

  2. Researcher in the lab

    Participate. Fundraise. Support St. Jude Kids.

    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. 

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  3. 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 Nashville. Run for free when you register as a committed St. Jude fundraiser for most Rock ‘n’ Roll events in the U.S.


    Facebook Challenges*

    Join us on Facebook to raise funds and awareness for the mission of St. Jude, while getting fit.

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    Join the St. Jude Run Club in the Strava training community to take part in challenges which support St. Jude.

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

  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.


Thanks to St. Jude Heroes, our lifesaving work continues


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

Marathon runner

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.

Marathon runner

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 Fill Out Heroes Event Interest Form


Download the St. Jude Heroes app to track your runs and your fundraising.


National St. Jude Heroes Coaches

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

Heroes coach Denise

Coach Denise

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. 

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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.

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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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How fundraising helps

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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. 

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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.

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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.


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


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