St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville | Apr 25-28
Thu, Apr 25 12:00 pm
Each year, more than 30,000 runners, wheelchairs, and walkers attempt the annual St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon through the streets of Music City lined with 28 stages as live bands perform the soundtrack of the day. HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO: For two days prior to the race, the free Health & Fitness Expo will take over the Music City Center. The Expo is open to the public but it's also where marathoners pick up their race number, swag bag, and t-shirt. Exhibitors will be onsite offering free samples, showcasing running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information, and more. MARATHON, 1/2 MARATHON, AND 5K At 6:45am, on Saturday, April 27, the first steps of the race are taken by participants in the 5K. And just 30 minutes later, at 7:15am, wheelchairs, runners, and walkers start the 26.2-mile Marathon and 13.1-mile 1/2 Marathon trek through Music City. Routes take participants from downtown Nashville to Nissan Stadium, through Nashville neighborhoods like 12South, Belmont, Music Row, and The Gulch, passing by landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Frist Art Museum, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, First Tennessee Park, Sevier Park, and more. Country Music Marathon Band in Nashville All along the way, cheer squads line the streets to encourage racers. And to keep up the pace, live bands play on stages throughout the course, sending out music of every beat, from jazz and blues to rock and country. Register to run the marathon or 1/2 Marathon. All finishers get a Technical Participant T-Shirt, Gear Bag, Exclusive Finisher Medal, and admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert that night.