Rodney Atkins will headline the post-race concert following the 13th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan on April 28. Joining Atkins for the event at Bridgestone Arena will be special guest performer Gloriana.
Each year the popular road race attracts over 30,000 runners, walkers and 6,000 junior racers through ING KiDS ROCK Nashville, to tackle the 26.2 or 13.1 mile courses. Many of Nashville’s best bands help keep the energy level up, performing music for runners every stretch of the route.
“For all these people to come out and push themselves to this great of a length for such a good cause is exciting and definitely something to celebrate,” shared Atkins. “It will be a fun night and I’m looking forward to being a part of it all.”
In October 2011, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital signed on with Competitor Group as a title partner for the race. Charity partners have raised over $22 million since the race started 12 years ago, making it one of the largest fundraising platforms in Tennessee.