Course Information

Know the course of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend before you take your first steps. Choose a category below.
Course information
  • start and finish lines two blocks apart, located near a dozen downtown hotels, plenty of restaurants and historic Beale Street
  • wave start corrals
  • 24 aid stations located at the 1.5 mile mark, then at every mile from 3 through 25 offering fluids and portalets
  • pace teams
  • spirit stations, featuring Memphis music and other entertainment

Recharge in the food and beverage area at AutoZone Park. You must wear your bib to gain access to this area.
Course limit
The marathon course time limit is six hours. All participants arriving at the marathon/half marathon split near Sun Studio (approx. mile 12.5) after 11:30 a.m. will be diverted to the half marathon course. These participants will cross the half marathon finish line and receive a half marathon medal.

All marathon participants arriving at Relay Exchange #4 (approx. mile 19.6) after 1:15 p.m. will be required to board a bus returning to AutoZone Park. The A.W. Willis gates to the St. Jude campus (approx. mile 24) will be closed at 2:30 p.m. and all participants arriving afterward must move to the sidewalk and make their way back to AutoZone Park. The finish-line structure disassembly will begin after 2:30 p.m. and late arrivals will not receive an official finish time but will receive a marathon finisher medal (if available.)
Course elevation
Start: 245 feet above sea level
Finish: 215 above sea level
Highest point: 330 feet above sea level
Lowest point: 215 above sea level

Elevation Chart
Course certifications
The marathon and half marathon are sanctioned and supervised by Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC), which is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF).

The courses have been certified by USATF: Marathon/Marathon Relay: #TN13065MS Half Marathon: #TN13063MS 5K: #TN12076MS