2015 Country Music Marathon Weather Updates & FAQs

If you have checked the weather, you may have seen that the forecast for Saturday is predicting rain. Here are a few expert tips to help you have a great experience, rain or shine.

We are working closely with the City of Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the National Weather Service to monitor the forecast for Saturday and have developed a contingency plan in the event of severe weather. Our number one priority on race day is the safety of all participants. We will communicate any race day changes on this page, through email, on Facebook and Twitter.


UPDATE // Saturday, April 25 – 5:00am CDT

As of 5:00am CDT, the St. Jude Country Music Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5K is scheduled to start as planned. Rock on and stay dry!

UPDATE // Friday, April 24 – 3:00pm CDT

The St. Jude Country Music Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5k is scheduled to start as planned tomorrow morning.

Runner safety is and will continue to be our top priority. We are in constant communication with the City of Nashville Office of Emergency Management, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the National Weather Service and will be monitoring the weather forecast throughout the night.

We will send an additional update at 5:00am CDT. Thank you for your support, flexibility, and patience as we strive to provide the safest and best race experience possible.

UPDATE // Friday, April 24 – 11:00am CDT

At this time, all race distances are scheduled to start as planned Saturday morning. Runner safety is and will continue to be our top priority. We will be in constant communication with the City of Nashville Office of Emergency Management, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the National Weather Service throughout the afternoon and will have another update no later than 3:00pm CDT.

UPDATE // Thursday, April 23 – 3:00pm CDT

Please check back here for updates on weather and race day implications.


Q: How will the race director make the decision to delay or modify race day events?
A: We are working closely with the City of Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the National Weather Service to monitor the forecast for Saturday and have developed a contingency plan in the event of severe weather. Our number one priority on race day is the safety of all participants.

Q: How do I know if my race start or distance is delayed or affected?
A: Please stay tuned to this page, and to our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.
For SMS updates:

  • Send the message “CMMWeather” to 8-5007 using your mobile phone. Message and data rates may apply.

Q: What if my flight is delayed or cancelled?
A: In the event you are unable to make it to the expo, please email cmmnashville@competitorgroup.com.

Q: When will I know if my race is affected?
A: Check back on this page, as well as for updates on Facebook and Twitter.