Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Your confirmation is emailed to the email address you provided on your online registration form. .
Can I switch my registration from one race to another?
Yes, but only if the race you want to switch to is not already sold out. In addition to a $10 fee to switch races ($25 after November 1), you will be charged the difference in entry fees in effect at the time of upgrading (e.g., half marathon to marathon). If downgrading—from the marathon to half marathon, for example—you will be charged the switch fee and will not receive a refund for the difference in registration fees.

To switch races, complete the transfer form and return via email to marathon@stjude.org.

The change in races will be promptly processed, and you will receive an updated confirmation email within 48 hours.

Please note:
  • requests to switch races will not be considered after November 15
  • a participant who completes a race other than the one for which he/she is registered will not be eligible for any awards (i.e., not be listed as a finisher with an official time)
Can I transfer or give my bib number to another participant?
The SJMMW has a no transfer policy. It is imperative that the registration data associated with your bib number does, in fact, belong to you, the participant. If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend events for a minimum of two years.
Can I pick up my race number and packet on race day?
No. Race-day packet pickup is no longer available for any race. Your packet must be picked up in person during the Expo.
Are refunds available?
The SJMMW has a no refund, no transfer and no deferment policy. However, due to the cancellation of our 2013 event we are providing all participants with options for managing their entry fee, including donating to St. Jude, transferring to another race, or receiving a refund.
What are the age restrictions?
You must be at least 16 years old to participate in the full marathon and at least 11 years old to participate in the marathon relay and the half marathon. There is no minimum age to participate in the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K, but participants 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The Kids Marathon is restricted to children 11 years of age and younger and they must be accompanied by an adult. For all races, if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign the registration form. Proof of age may be required.
How do I change a relay team member?
For relay team member changes, please complete the corrections form and return it to marathon@stjude.org. Transfer for the marathon relay may take place until October 15, 2013.
Is St. Jude the event sponsor?
No, the marathon is a collaborative effort of St. Jude and Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC).
Do all event proceeds go to St. Jude?
We do our best to keep costs at a minimum, but, as with any major event, there is a cost associated with all SJMMW events. Once all fees are paid for the event's production, any remaining proceeds do go back to the hospital. The best way to contribute money to St. Jude is to raise funds as a St. Jude Hero.
Are the races capped? Why?
Yes. Registrations will be limited to ensure the safety and best race experience for our participants.
What is Juice Plus+?
Juice Plus+, the event's Presenting Sponsor, is a line of whole food–based nutritional supplements manufactured and marketed by NSA, LLC, a privately owned company headquartered in the Memphis area. Juice Plus+ includes juice powder concentrates from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits.

In addition to financially supporting the event, the company and its people are committed to St. Jude in a number of ways. Juice Plus+ hosts the Spirit Station at the 10-mile mark in front of Target House, an apartment residence for St. Jude patients and their families. Juice Plus+ has an ongoing relationship with Target House and participates in a monthly activity and dinner with the patients and families. In 2010, Target House nominated Juice Plus+ for the Spirit of Giving Award, which recognizes outstanding Volunteers in the Memphis area.

To learn more about Juice Plus+, visit juiceplus.com.
How can I volunteer?
We have a number of volunteer opportunities during the SJMMW. Learn more at our Volunteers page.
What is the St. Jude Heroes program?
St. Jude Heroes are people who commit themselves to raising funds on behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while competing in a variety of endurance events like the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. Anyone can sign up to run as a St. Jude Hero. Heroes receive their own fundraising website, entry to the Heroes race-day lounge and an opportunity to earn great prizes—not to mention the chance to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.

Learn more about the Heroes program and how to register.
Can I run more than one leg of the marathon relay?
No. Teams must consist of five people.
When and where will the finishing times be posted?
Within 24 hours after the completion of the event, race times will be posted in the Race results section of this website.