Apr 30 2016

Event Details

Weekend at a Glance

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Event: St. Jude Country Music Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Marathon & Half Marathon Start Line: Downtown Nashville on Broadway

5K Start Line: Downtown Nashville at Demonbreun Street & 4th Avenue

Finish Line: LP Field

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Event: KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Start Line: Woodland Street between Interstate Drive & 2nd Street

Finish Line: 1st Street between Woodland Street & Russell Street

Start Line

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Course Information

The marathon and half marathon courses feature a wave start and are as fun and festive as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels.

Finish Line

Transportation, Directions & Parking

Race Day Hotel Shuttle Options

Pre purchased shuttle tickets must be picked up at the Shuttle Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday.

*Online shuttle sales are now closed, but are still available for purchase at the Expo while supplies last.

Gaylord Opryland Resort – Roundtrip – $20

  • Transportation from the Gaylord Opryland (pick up at Cascade Portico) & Inn at Opryland (pick up at Main Entrance) to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Gaylord Opryland & Inn at Opryland after the race. (You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to use the shuttle.)
  • Shuttles depart from Gaylord Opryland starting at 5am and leaving every 10minutes till 6am
  • Shuttles depart from Inn at Opryland at 5:00am, 5:15am and 5:30am
  • After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously.

Airport Hotels – Roundtrip – $20

  • Transportation from the Radisson Hotel & Suites (1112 Airport Center Drive) the Hotel Preston (733 Briley Parkway), and the Airport Marriott (600 Marriott Drive) to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Radisson, Hotel Preston & Airport Marriott after the race.  (You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to use the shuttle.)
  • Shuttles depart at 5:00am, 5:15am, 5:30am and 6:00am
  • After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously.

Midtown – Roundtrip –$20

  • Transportation from Midtown to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Midtown after the race.
  • Shuttles depart from the Marriott (2555 West End Ave, Back door lobby on Kensington Place), Hampton Inn (1919 West End Ave, Curbside on Lyle Ave.) and Embassy Suites (1811 Broadway, Curbside main lobby)
  • Shuttles depart at 5:15am and 5:30am
  • After the race, return trips to Midtown from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously

Downtown Hotels – Post Race Only – One Way – $15

  • Transportation from the finish line to the Renaissance Hotel (next door to the convention center) after the race.
  •  Trips to the Renaissance Hotel from the finish line, start at 10:00am and run continuously.

Parking Options:

  • Reserved parking at LP Field is currently on sale for $15. Space is limited to 650 spots. Currently Sold Out.
  • Free parking at LP Field will be on a first come first served basis.

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New for 2015- Personalize your Bib Number!

You can submit 12 characters (including spaces) to be printed on your bib number when you register online before the event deadline. Simply type your message into the Personalize your Bib field during registration. Beware of using symbols as not all symbols will print correctly on bib numbers.

Race Changes

**Race changes are only allowed up to 8 weeks prior to race day. Please visit our Event Timelines page for event specific deadlines

Switching from a LONGER distance to a SHORTER distance

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If you decide to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply show up to the half Marathon start line on race morning and your timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in.

Switching from a SHORTER distance to a LONGER distance

  • Before the event deadline: To upgrade from a shorter distance to a longer distance simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s current fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)
  • After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a shorter distance to a longer distance, you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your assigned race number and proceed to the “Solutions” table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)

 

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[Event Guidelines]

Family Reunion

After the race, reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage. With a large number of participants and thousands of excited spectators, it can be difficult to locate friends and family without a plan. It is highly recommended that you designate a meet-up location for friends and family BEFORE the race in the Family Reunion area. The Family Reunion area will post tall, clearly-marked signs by Letter (A – Z), so be sure to coordinate and plan to meet at a pre-determined letter.

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Schedule of Events

April 28-29, 2016

Health & Fitness Expo

Music City Center, Hall C-D
Thursday, April 28: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, April 29: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Expo Details

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Country Music Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K

Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Start Time: 7:00am
5K Start Time: 6:45am
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Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series

Location | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway
Doors Open | 6:00pm

Sunday, May 1, 2016

KiDS ROCK NASHVILLE

Start Time: 2:00pm
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Friday, April 29, 2016

St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party Songwriters Night

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

St. Jude Heroes Post Race Brunch

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