St. Jude Road Race Comes to CMA Fest

On Saturday, June 12, Curb Records artist Jo Dee Messina will serve as host for the St. Jude Music Fest Road Race, the first family run to be included in the 39-year history of the CMA Music Festival. Country music fans will walk and run in support of patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Race participants can register for the 5K race at Registration fees are $20 through May 28. Fees increase to $25 beginning May 29 through June 11; race day registration is $30. In addition, a one mile Fun Run for kids will be held prior to the 5K.

Jo Dee Messina

St. Jude Music Fest Road Race participants can become St. Jude Heroes and raise additional funds for St. Jude by collecting donations from friends and family as they train for the race. St. Jude Heroes receive helpful resources including fundraising tips, free online training at and a personalized fundraising Web page.

St. Jude Heroes who raise $250 will receive two tickets to the CMA Music Festival Saturday night concert. Those who raise $500 will be invited to an exclusive brunch with Jo Dee Messina. All funds collected from race registration and raised by St. Jude Heroes benefit St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. To learn more about the St. Jude Heroes program, click here.


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