Year Started: 2004
Run Distance: 30 mi.
Fundraising Commitment: $750
Run Segments: 1-4 mi. segments

In the spring of 2004, the senior class at Richwoods lost a remarkable classmate, Nick Rudolph. Nick was a friend to all he met. Nick had bravely battled an aggressive form of leukemia for over a year, never giving up hope. He found humor in every situation, bringing smiles to the faces of nurses, doctors, and RHS friends and faculty. Nick loved St. Jude and told everyone about the amazing place he was receiving treatment. Unfortunately, Nick passed away on February 8, 2004, but since then, his legacy has lived on in a way that no one ever expected. The students and faculty at Richwoods teamed up in a time of grief and loss to create something positive to remember Nick.  Since then, the Richwoods St. Jude Run has raised over $200,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Nick Rudolph. This event is a testimony that a few people can make a huge difference as the legacy of one person touches the lives of thousands. And although we cannot control some things in life, we can come together to build hope and opportunity in the wake of devastation. Join us today to carry on the memory of a St. Jude Hero as we fight to save the lives of so many others.


Paige Dodson, Coordinator

Nick Chumbley, Coordinator

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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

For the kids

Trivia Bowl @ Big Horse Vineyard
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run Meeting @ Church of the Brethren
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
4th Annual St. Patty’s 5K Run for Jude & 1 Mile Walk @ Lewistown High School
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Flat Top Grill (St. Jude Running Central to Peoria Fundraising Event) @ Flat Top Grill
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Please click on the following link to print off a flyer that you may take into Flat Top Grill.  Present this to your server and Flat Top Grill will donate 10% of food sales to St. Jude.

St. Jude Running Central to Peoria.Flat Top Grill

Uplifted (8th Annual Benefit Concert for St. Jude) @ Crossroads United Methodist Church
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run Meeting (New Runners) @ Pekin Insurance Lodge
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Refreshments will be provided after the New Runner meeting beginning at approximately 6:30 pm.  At 7:00 pm the regular meeting for All Runners will begin.

St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run (All Runners) @ Pekin Insurance Lodge
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A New Runner meeting will be held at 5:30 pm with refreshments served after.  The regular meeting for All Runners will begin at 7:00 pm.  Beginning at 6:30, there will be a social half hour with food and drink.

Walking for Amy : 2-Mile Walk, 5K Run and Disc Golf Tournament @ Roanoke Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am
A Paint Nite to Remember with St. Jude @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm
St. Jude Trivia Night (St. Jude El Paso Run) @ Venue 27 (Topsy's)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

For additional information regarding this fun filled Trivia Night supporting St. Jude, please click on the “St. Jude Trivia Flier” link.  Here you will also find a registration form that you may mail in to Diann Smith.  Team entry forms are due by June 10th.

St Jude Trivia Flier

Tony Helmuth 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