Satellite Runs

Because not everyone can participate in the more rigorous Memphis to Peoria Run, satellite runs were started from communities throughout Illinois and Missouri. Satellite runs feature runners from  Bartonville, Bloomington/Normal, Canton, Champaign/Urbana, ChicagoChillicothe, DecaturDunlapEast Peoria, Elmwood, Eureka, GalesburgKewanee, Kickapoo/BrimfieldLaSalle/PeruLewistown, LincolnMackinaw, Macomb, Marshall County, Mason City, Mattoon, Metamora, Minonk, Monticello, Morton, Pekin, Princeville, Quincy, Richwoods High School, Springfield,  St. Louis, TremontTri-County, and Washington. Each of these cities send runners to Peoria to meet the Memphis to Peoria Runners and help kick off the St. Jude Telethon held in Peoria, Illinois, each year in August.

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Why I Run

For the kids! Finally got to the hospital in Memphis after this last run from St. Louis! I’ll be running every year I physically can after that visit!

Staci Strawbridge October 23, 2014

Because I’ve had a few students who have been patients and have made me more aware of this cause. My first run was this year and I will continue until I can no longer run:) Ed Gaitros If you could see the strength of the St. Jude children you would understand Monica Hogan Reeder Because we can.

Barb Nalley Fritz October 23, 2014

FOR THE KIDS, and my health, and the fun

Shawn Michael Garnett October 23, 2014