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