St. Jude Heroes


Do more with your race


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

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Runners who fundraise 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.


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.


As a St. Jude Hero, Millie is on her way to running all six Abbott World Marathon Majors. This spring, she'll be running in the 2020 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.

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Earn your music highway medal

Get an exclusive finisher medal when you run both the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend and the 2020 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 and raise $250 for the kids of St. Jude for each race.


The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is December 7, 2019.

The St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 is April 25 - 26, 2020.


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 David, who found out he had blood cancer on Christmas Day. He started treatment at St. Jude immediately and is now in remission.


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


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