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St. Jude Memphis Marathon Sold Out With Record Number of Registrants

Date: 
11/03/2009 - 13:08

00_stjude.jpgLimited spots available for Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and new St. Jude Memphis Family Race -MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 29, 2009) – The St. Jude Memphis Marathon has reached full capacity with 3,500 registered participants. Limited entries are still available for the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the new St. Jude Memphis Family Race. All races, including the sold out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon, are part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to be held Saturday, December 5, 2009 and benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

The registration cap for the marathon, half marathon and 5K was extended this year to 15,500, which includes 3,500 spots for the marathon, 4,000 spots in the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and 8,000 spots in the half marathon. The family race has a limit of 200 family entries. The marathon committee established race caps in 2008. For more information and to register, visit www.stjudemarathon.org

Currently more than 3,000 race participants have registered as St. Jude Heroes. These individuals are raising money for St. Jude by obtaining pledges from family and friends as they train for their chosen race. Existing race participants can sign up to become a St. Jude Hero by logging onto www.stjudeheroes.org. Last year, more than 2,400 St. Jude Heroes participated in race weekend and raised more than $1.9 million for St. Jude.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, presented by Juice Plus+®, is a collaborative effort between St. Jude and the Memphis Runners Track Club.

About St. Jude
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org

About the presenting sponsor
Juice Plus+® is an easy and inexpensive way to add nutrition from a wide variety of different fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet, everyday. It provides whole food based nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains in convenient capsule, chewable or gummi form.

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