St. Jude Memphis Marathon
To take full advantage of all race support, full marathoners should maintain a 14-minute/mile pace.
16 years old or older as of race day
We feature a staggered wave start. All participants enter corrals that best match their projected pace and is based on the honor system. Corrals will release in two-minute increments.
Walkers are strongly discouraged from participating in the marathon.
Pace teams for SJMMW are coordinated by volunteer members of the Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC). Teams will be organized at 17 target finish times, from 3:05 through 5:40, in 5-, 10- or 15-minute intervals.
If you’re an experienced marathoner and would be interested in leading a pace team, please contact our pace team coordinator.
Certifications and sanctioning
The marathon is sanctioned and supervised by MRTC, which is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). The course has been certified by USATF: #TN09042MS.
This event is sanctioned as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Visit the Boston Marathon for more information.