Traffic Delays: St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend | Community Spirit
Mid-South drivers are encouraged to plan ahead as more than 18,000 runners and walkers take to the streets of downtown and Midtown Memphis for races benefiting St. Jude.
Marathon participants from across the country will take to the streets of Memphis on Saturday, Dec. 1 for the 11th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.
Many of those streets will be closed for a portion of the day to create a safe environment for participants and spectators to watch the popular race that starts downtown Memphis and winds it way through scenic, historic and popular places throughout Midtown and downtown.
Spectators, family, friends and supporters who want to cheer on runners and offer that extra motivation for participants as they race through the 26.2 mile course can visit here for a detailed course map and here for information on parking lots and other important race information to help them plan their viewing day.
Since 2002, the event has been produced in partnership with the Memphis Runners Track Club and presenting sponsor Juice Plus and now features a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K, kids marathon and family fun run.
Funds are raised from the event primarily through St. Jude Heroes, a special group of race participants who raise funds by obtaining pledges from friends and family.
More than $20 million has been raised through the St. Jude Heroes program. For more information, visit stjudemarathon.org.
Mid-Southerners should take alternate routes if they must travel the following areas below between 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.