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St. Jude Heroes


Do more with your race


Runners at the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.


Check out these in-person
and virtual fitness events

  1. Marathon runners

    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.

    Register Now

  2. 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 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. 

  3. Researcher in the lab

    Inspiration4 Miler*

    Are you ready for a virtual race that is out of this world? Register for the Inspiration4 Miler benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (now - Sep. 30) today! All registrants will receive a commemorative race themed quarter zip pullover, cap, and medal.

    Register Now

    Researcher in the lab

    Ventures Endurance*

    St. Jude is the official charity partner with the Hot Chocolate Series, Warner Brothers Virtual Run Series

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    150 bike challenge

    150 Mile Cycle Challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month*

    Join us by completing 150 miles in September! Participants within the “150 Mile Cycle Challenge” Facebook Group track their miles and fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude.

    Join the challenge in your state


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

  4. Ready, Set, runDisney!

    Run in the most magical place on Earth while supporting the kids of St. Jude!


Thanks to St. Jude Heroes, our lifesaving work continues

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


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 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.

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.

Find a Race and Register


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


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.


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.

Join Team St. Jude


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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