St. Jude Heroes


Do more with your race


Runners at the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.


Thanks to St. Jude Heroes, our lifesaving work continues

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


Keep going for the kids of St. Jude! Finish 2020 strong with our four-month virtual 5K series. Run, raise funds and earn four exclusive medals. Learn more.

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

Researcher in the lab

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.

Researcher in the lab

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.

Share Your Story


Run for St. Jude

Researcher in the lab

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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Researcher in the lab

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. 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.


Earn your music highway medal

Get an exclusive finisher medal when you run both the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend and the 2020 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 was held December 7, 2019.

The Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 is November 21, 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 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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