The 16th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is tomorrow, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Martina McBride will headline the post-race concert at Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night.
Organizers are closely monitoring the weather forecast, which is calling for rain. As of 3 p.m. CDT, the race is scheduled to start as planned Saturday morning. There will be another update at 5 a.m. tomorrow. Details at RunRocknRoll.com/Nashville.
For the second year, the start line is amid Lower Broadway’s honkytonks, and runners will pass numerous landmarks including Music Row, Belmont University, Bicentennial Mall, the Schermerhorn Symphony, Music City Center and the Musica Roundabout before finishing outside of LP Field. Musicians perform all along the race route.
This is the fourth year that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the official benefiting charity partner of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon.
By The Numbers
$39.8 million—2014 total impact to Nashville’s economy
36,000— 2014 visitors to the city
30,000—participants expected in the full, half and 5K
4,000—participants in the kid’s race, known as KiDS ROCK Nashville
26.2—mile foot race and wheelchair race
26—countries represented in 2014
5—top countries represented, other than US: Canada, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Sweden, Brazil