Year Started: 1982
Run Distance: 465 mi.
Fundraising Commitment: $3,000
Run Segments: 3-6 mi.

The inspiration of the St. Jude Runs began in Peoria, IL, in 1982, when Mike McCoy and Gene Pratt collaborated on a way to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – their favorite charity.

They first envisioned driving to St. Jude  in Memphis, and then running back relay-style to Peoria, home of the Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic.  Now, many Runs later, their vision has become one of the foremost charity running events in the nation, having raised over $18 million and counting.

St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run Route

2018 Memphis Meeting Dates/Locations

Tuesday March 6: Kick-off Meeting
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Church of the Brethren
(4714 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL)

Tuesday May 22
Time: 5:30 p.m. (New Runner Meeting)
6:30 p.m. (Refreshments-All Runner)
7:30 p.m. (All Runner Meeting)
Location: Pekin Insurance Lodge
2505 Court St. Pekin, IL

Monday June 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Monday July 23: MANDATORY Final Meeting
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Church of the Brethren
(4714 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL)

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Why I Run

Because Max Duzan is cancer free because of St. Jude!

Hannah Duzan Crnkovich 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 my daughter Olivia. For all the children and families affected by childhood cancers. For the friends and the fun.

Tameria Patton October 23, 2014