St. Jude Running News

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I just read a blog post over at The Smith Summary about some exciting news for my fellow St. Jude runners.

Photo produced by Competitor Group

Photo produced by Competitor Group

Starting in 2014, the 2014 St. Jude country Music Marathon and Half Marathon and the 2014 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend are teaming up to offer some extra bling for runners.  Runners that register as a St. Jude Hero for both events, and raise at least $100 for each event, will qualify for the extra medal.  All participants that earn the medal will receive it at the December Memphis event.  It is called the Music Highway Challenge, and it is a fantastic idea!  In fact, it is something that I suggested on the Facebook wall for the Rock ‘N Roll Series.  This idea is much better than mine since it involves fundraising for St. Jude, but I am happy that someone in a spot of influence had a similar idea.

Proof that I can have a good idea every now and then!

Proof that I can have a good idea every now and then!

I think that this is going to be a huge success for two very popular races.  Now, I need to get to raising some more funds for the kids of St. Jude!

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9 thoughts on “St. Jude Running News

  1. Cathy Drumwright

    I did not receive the music Highway Medal in Memphis yesterday. What happened? My husband and I both ran as Heroes in both races and raised money for St, Jude.

    • I do not know. I ran both races as a Hero as well, raising money at each event. I asked a lady at the info desk about this and she looked at me like I was crazy. I emailed Competitor/Rock ‘N Roll about this as well, but I have not heard back yet (and probably won’t for a couple of days). I’ll keep you posted.

    • Update: I received 2 emails about this. Once said that Heroes medals will be shipped out in a few weeks. The other said that there were no plans to offer a medal. Translation, there is not going to be an extra medal. Sorry for sharing incorrect information.

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