St. Jude


Make your personal journey to the finish line part of something bigger.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. When you sign up as a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds for the lifesaving work done at St. Jude while you train for your Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K. Plus, you can earn great benefits along the way.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. The money raised by St. Jude Heroes is helping to fund groundbreaking research that is saving the lives of children all over the world.


And thanks to St. Jude Heroes and other generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.


As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll get fundraising support and benefits both as you train and on race day, depending on your commitment. Run for more than just yourself. Be a St. Jude Hero for any eligible Rock ‘n’ Roll event, and use your race to benefit children everywhere.



Fundraise for St. Jude as a Hero and enjoy benefits that may include free airfare, lodging, Heroes Corral Start, Heroes Hospitality Passes, and more.

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*Only Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level committed Heroes are eligible to race for free.