Event Day

St. Jude Telethon/Run Day Information – July 20, 2024

2024 Run Send Off Times: View full list HERE

Please see below information for more specific details.


The Fulton Lot (Monroe entrance) is reserved for St. Jude Runs approved vehicles only. Specific Runs are assigned to a reserved section in the CAT lot. Please contact your Run Coordinator for exact parking location for your city. If you are bringing a personal vehicle there will be an area available in the CAT lot. (available Saturday only)

  • Satellite Runners Arrival– Turn off Kumpf to Montroe- greeted by St. Jude Run Staff (RED ARROWS)
    • Arrive between 2:00-4:00pm
    • Visit Chick-fil-A tent for runners
    • Enter Civic Center for Hope Hub (post-run food and drink)
    • Shower Shuttle pick-up/drop-off point (Madison/Fulton) (ORANGE STAR)
  • HOPE Hub presented by RLI (GREEN ARROWS)
    • Opens @ 2:00pm
    • Photo opportunities
    • Grab ‘n Go post-run snacks
    • Rest Stops:
      • Each Run will have an assigned table to drop bags & use as meet up spot etc.
  • St. Jude Store (GREEN ARROWS)
    • Opens @ 2:00pm
    • Runs and St. Jude merchandise
    • NEW! Custom St. Jude Runs shirts printed on site
  • Runners’ Parade (BLACK ARROWS) presented by Sam Leman Automotive Group
    • 4:30pm Satellite Runs line up by flags along Monroe
    • 5:00pm Memphis to Peoria to start parade
    • Parade route: Monroe -> Main -> Jefferson -> Fulton -> Civic Center
  • Runners’ Reception
    • 5:30pm – inside Civic Center
    • Complimentary meal for participants provided by Avanti’s Ristorante and Kuna Food Service
  • Telethon
    • 6:30 to 10:00pm
    • Encourage your family & friends to tune into 25 News from 6:30-10:00pm on Saturday, July 20th to watch the Telethon. It will also stream at www.week.com
    • Check presentation (check with your Run Coordinator for specific time)

Free Parking is available in the CATERPILLAR lot (off Kumpf and John Gwynn), spots are limited. The Civic Center Marquee Lot and Fulton Lot are reserved for Telethon VIPs and St. Jude Run vehicles only. Please refer to the map below for other parking options. These are public and private lots and decks. Some may have restrictions, but most will have spots open to the public for a fee. Street parking may also be available throughout downtown. Please note, travel times may be longer than normal due to road closures.

  • Kumpf – on/off between 2:00-5:00pm
  • Monroe (between Kumpf and Main) and Fulton from 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Monroe -> Main -> Jefferson -> Fulton from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Bob Michel Bridge @ 5:00pm
  • Various roads on/off as runners downtown Peoria
  • Runs Arrive from 2:00 – 4:00pm (for specific information, follow each Run’s social media page)
    • Satellite Runners will turn off Kumpf to Monroe (RED ARROWS)
    • Cheer your runner in on Kumpf
  • Spectator Food from 2:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Food available for purchase from vendor trucks
  • Runners’ Parade @ 5:00pm presented by Sam Leman Automotive Group
    • Parade route: Monroe -> Main -> Jefferson -> Fulton -> Civic Center (BLACK ARROWS)
    • Spectator viewing spot on Fulton (ORANGE STARS)
  • St. Jude Store opens @ 2:00pm inside Civic Center (GREEN ARROWS)
    • Runs and St. Jude merchandise
    • NEW! custom St. Jude Runs/Telethon 2024 shirts (printing on-site)
  • Telethon view options @ 6:30 – 10:00pm
    • In-person at the Civic Center
    • Tune in to WEEK25 from 6:30-10:00
    • It will also stream at www.week.com