Training

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is teaming up with Breakaway Running to offer training runs for local marathon, half marathon and 5K participants.

Join the Breakaway Marathon Training Facebook Group for further details.

Marathon and half marathon training runs
Breakaway Running and National St. Jude Heroes Coach Kevin Leathers will be leading local training sessions to get you ready for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

Want to participate? Simply come to the week's practice run location! (See schedule below). Training runs begin Saturday, June 6 for both the half and full marathon, and will rotate from Breakaway’s two locations week to week.
• Each run will have pacers and coaches available to help with all training questions.
• Pace groups will be available from 9-14 min/miles.

Practice Run Schedule
Date Time Location Half Mileage Full Mileage
June 6 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
3 4
June 13 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
3 5
June 20 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
3 5
June 27 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
3 5
July 4 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
3 5
July 11 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
3 6
July 18 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
4 6
July 25 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
4 7
August 1 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
5 8
August 8 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
4 9
August 15 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
5 10
August 22 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
5 11
August 29 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
6 12
September 5 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
6 14
September 12 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
7 9
September 19 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
7 15
September 26 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
8 16
October 3 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
9 10
October 10 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
10 16
October 17 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
(course run)
8 18
October 24 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
9 12
October 31 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
(course run)
12 20
November 7 6 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
13 11
November 14 6 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
(course run)
11 22
November 21 7 a.m. Germantown
1223 S. Germantown Rd.
7 10
November 28 7 a.m. Midtown
2109 Madison Ave.
4 8

 

5K training
Are you thinking about running your first 5K but not sure how to start? Our 12-week 5K training program is for the beginner runner/walker, designed to get you to the finish line of the St. Jude Memphis 5K.

The program is free and open to anyone in the Memphis area registered for the St. Jude Memphis 5K. We're finalizing details now, so please check back soon for more information!