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Downtown Nashville

St. Jude

Rock 'n' Roll

April 26-27, 2025
Nashville, Tennessee
Avg. Air Temp
75°F/ 23°C
DISTANCES Marathon Half Marathon 10K 5K 1 Mile KiDSROCK Doggie Dash

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Event Dates Month, DD-DD, YYYY April 26-27, 2025
Event Location City, State Nashville, Tennessee
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Distances Number value 6
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Avg Air Temp C° Celsius, rounded to a whole number 23
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As you gear up your training to run the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Nashville this April check out all of the information you'll need for race weekend!

Race Weekend Schedule

Thursday, April 25 12pm-7pm Health & Fitness Expo Music City Center
Friday, April 26 10am-7pm Health & Fitness Expo Music City Center
Saturday, April 27 7:20am Marathon 8th & Broadway
Saturday, April 27 7:20am Half Marathon 8th & Broadway
Saturday, April 27 6:30am 10K Race 8th & Demonbreun
Saturday, April 27 6:30am 5K Race 8th & Demonbreun
Saturday, April 27 7am-2pm Finish Line Entertainment Nissan Stadium
Sunday, April 28 12pm Doggie Dash Nissan Stadium
Sunday, April 28 12:30pm 1 mile Nissan Stadium
Sunday, April 28 1:00pm KiDS ROCK Nissan Stadium
Subject to change*

Health & Fitness Expo

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit in order to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information, and interactive displays. 

Pick up some last-minute essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Official Merchandise Store. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag, and t-shirt.

Apple Pay is accepted everywhere at Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Nashville, aside from registration. Use Apple Pay for a quick, safe and secure way to checkout. Express lanes will be available for all Apple Pay purchases at the event.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • 12pm-7pm
  • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • 10am-7pm

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor? For more information on becoming a Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibitor, please visit

Doggie Dash FAQ

KiDS ROCK Nashville FAQ

2023 VIP Packages Now Available!

BENEFITS SILVER (Race Only) GOLD (Full Day) Spectator Pass (Race Day Only)
Start Line VIP Area Access
Light Runner's Breakfast
Private VIP Gear Check
Private Restrooms & Stretching Area
Finish Line VIP Area Access
Celebrate With A Post-Race Hosted Brunch Buffet
Private VIP Bar
Private Restrooms
Private Charging Stations
VIP Massage & Stretching Area
Medal Engraving
$85 $140 $100

Please Note: VIP Packages do not include race entry. 

2024 Ambassadors

Introducing your 2024 Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Ambassadors! 


James Crumlin - Lead Ambassador

James Crumlin is a lawyer by day, triathlete / coach by evenings, community engager, and Nashville ambassador to the Rock ‘n’ Roll, lululemon, and Fleet Feet Nashville brands.  Over eleven years ago, Crumlin co-founded the Capitol Steps Workout, a free community workout that utilizes the steps and hills of Tennessee’s State Capitol. Voted “The Best Free Community Workout” by the Nashville Fit Magazine for the past five years, the Capitol Steps Workout is one of Nashville’s most social and best high intensity workouts for athletes of all levels.  The workouts are every Monday and Thursday at 6pm. Crumlin practices law as a partner for Spencer Fane LLP, where he is well-known as an employment lawyer committed to providing excellent legal representation for his clients.  Crumlin is an IRONMAN Certified Coach and RRCA Certified Running Coach. In addition to all of this, James himself is an IRONMAN athlete, and has finished 8 full IRONMAN & 7 half IRONMAN races.


Vanessa Rankin

Vanessa Rankin is a BGR Nashville Member, who has been running since 2009. Currently on my quest for the 6 star ⭐️ medal(to run all 6 world majors) and run a half marathon in all 50 states! I love encouraging new runners and helping them on their journey of running. My first half marathon was the 2010 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Nashville and I haven't looked back since!!


Taylor Edwards

My appreciation for running began during my teenage years, thanks to a great high school track coach (Jason Retz).  His leadership during my early years of track taught me the importance of a consistent and disciplined work ethic. I was fortunate to go on to play college softball and basketball at the division 1 and professional level. Since transitioning out of competitive team sports, I made the move to Nashville and now spend my time traveling & working in corporate investments. At the beginning of 2023, running a marathon was just something on my bucket list -- and last year at the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Nashville, I was able to cross the finish line and check it off the list. I am excited to encourage and inspire others to set and achieve goals that set them up for success even after they cross the finish line just like my first Rock 'n' Roll running event did for me.


Kimberly Glenn

 Kim Glenn found running in her early teens and has kept finding new ways to fall in love the sport for nearly 30 years. Hailing from Virginia Beach, she had a successful high school running career but shifted to focus on academics through college and grad school. She came back to running in 2007 after moving to Nashville and visiting the Fleet Feet Nashville store in Brentwood. Through their training programs and events, Kim became deeply connected to the Nashville running community which led her to serve as the first ambassador for the Nashville group of Black Girls RUN! She found great joy, passion and purpose in leading women of color interested in starting or continuing their fitness journey. Over the past 5 years, Kim has found a new way to love running through triathlon. She's completed 1 full Ironman, 4 Ironman 70.3 events, and several Olympic and sprint events. When she's not running, Kim is leading a real-world evidence consulting practice and hanging out with her awesome daughters and loving husband in Nolensville.


Hunter Black

My name is Hunter and I am a personal trainer for Oprea Personal Fitness and athlete. I started running a year ago last summer and haven’t looked back since. I completed my first half marathon in October 2022 and my first full marathon in February 2023. I have since raced Ironman 70.3 Augusta and Ironman Florida November 2023. Endurance sports have changed my life in a great way providing so many physical benefits as well as mental benefits. When I’m not training, I love all things sports. I’m a massive Titans fan. I also grew up playing soccer all my life and support Liverpool and Nashville SC of course! I look forward to racing in the Rock ‘n’ Roll running series in the future! 


Lexus McDaniel

Lexus McDaniel is in her 4th year as a high school Strength and Conditioning Coach in Nashville. She has always been around sports whether she was playing or coaching. Lexus graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her Exercise Science degree in 2018. Following that, she got into personal training and went back to school to finish her Master's program earning her MBA. Certifications such as NSCA's Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), USA Weightlifting, and NHSSCA's High School Strength Coach Certification (HSSCC) can be found on her resume. Lexus is originally from Knoxville, TN but enjoys living in Nashville. She also works at OrangeTheory Fitness and personally trains clients of all ages in the Nashville area. Lexus and her husband just recently got married this year and enjoy traveling and meeting new people in their community!


Jeremy Taylor

I am a Nashville native that found my love of running later than most.  I began running with East Nasty during the 2011 Potato to Tomato program (Couch to 5k).  Although a reluctant participant for that first race I loved the feeling of the finish line and took off from there!.  I run my time with My wife, Juanita and close friends. 

Since that first race I have run: 30 5k's, 14 Half Marathons, 6 Marathons, 11 Triathlons, and 2 Half IRONMANs.

I am married with one daughter, Catherine.  I currently serve as the President of East Nasty Running Club.


Christina Pichiarello

Hey Guys! I am Christina Pichiarello. I am a Vanderbilt University Medical Center Physician Assistant and passionate running coach at Stride Fitness in West End. I began my athletic career as a soccer player and transitioned to running when entering graduate school. I tolerated running until the COVID 19 pandemic occurred. Running became my coping mechanism, my peace, and my passion. The greenway on the Cumberland River has seen the best and worst of me. It led me to my first Marathon, the Rock 'n' Roll in Nashville.  Since that time, I've run several marathons to include Boston 2023. I share my enthusiasm for running at Stride Fitness in West End, where I help others find their "why" and excitement for running. I'm thrilled to be an ambassador for the Rock 'n' Roll Running Series in Nashville, because this is where it all started for me. What's stopping you? 


Kelley Doss

My fitness journey began at a very early age with playing basketball and running track. It has now led me to climbing mountains and scaling waterfalls, but running has always been my true love. I have been a pacer for FleetFeet Nashville for 7 years and with them, is where I learned to love distance running. The Nashville Rock 'n' Roll was my very first half-marathon back in 2016. I fell in love and now will always have this race as my spring half-marathon. 2024 will be my 15th half-marathon, and of course, it will be the Nashville Rock 'n' Roll.  


Demetrius Short

Demetrius Short, a dedicated and passionate leader in the field of nonprofit executive leadership, refused to let the dark and discouraging obstacles he faced in the early 90’s as a student at Fisk University stop him from achieving success! Without a college scholarship and transportation, he slept many nights on a couch in the dorm director’s office and walked 3.1 miles from the campus to his internships, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Why?  He was a man on a mission to be the first in his family to graduate from college!  He graduated with a double major in Computer Science and Business Administration and vowed to run 3.1 miles in a suit and sneakers in his Steps of Success 5K fundraiser as the founder and driving force behind Transformation Life Center, a nonprofit organization in Nashville, TN. Demetrius is a health and fitness enthusiast with over 16 years of running 5k’s, half and full marathons, and is a tireless advocate for health equity. He is the Captain of the Nashville Chapter of Black Men Run, the world’s largest African American/Black run organization for ten years. Under Demetrius’ guidance and vision, he is inspiring the love of reading through the love of running to help Black and Brown boys improve reading proficiency, outrun childhood obesity, and live fuller and healthier lives through Transformation Life Center’s Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read initiative. Demetrius is a sought-after speaker, thought leader, mentor and coach who travels the country sharing his inspirational message “Don’t Fall Short.” He is married for 24 years to his life-long friend, Vanessa Short, and they share in the joy of raising their talented daughter, Amaya Nicole.

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