St. Jude Memphis Marathon
The marathon course time limit is six hours. All participants arriving at the marathon/half marathon split near Mile 11 at Cleveland Street after 11:15 a.m. will be diverted to the half marathon course. These participants will cross the half marathon finish line and receive a half marathon medal. All marathon participants arriving at the exchange point for leg five of the marathon relay (approximately mile 19.6) after 1:15 p.m. will be required to board a bus returning to the downtown area near AutoZone Park where they will receive food and beverages but no finish time. The finish-line structure disassembly will begin after 2:30 p.m., and late arrivals who have completed the entire course will not receive an official finish time but will receive a marathon finisher medal (if available).
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.See pace team times.
If you’re an experienced marathoner and would be interested in leading a pace team, please contact our pace team coordinator.
While prize money is not offered, the SJMMW will waive the entry fee in the marathon and half marathon for Elite Athletes.
Find out if you qualify and how to apply.
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: #TN15110MS.
This event is sanctioned as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.