Country Music Marathon to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital - WSMV News 4

Country Music Marathon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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The Country Music Marathon will have a new title sponsor, Mayor Karl Dean announced Friday.

Representatives from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis were with the mayor to announce that the marathon's name has officially been changed to the St. Jude Country Music Marathon.

The race, which has been run every April for the past 12 years, will now benefit St. Jude.

Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC said the race will allow them to create awareness about St. Jude and also to support the mission.  

A ‘heroes' program will also allow people to  sign up and fund raise for St. Jude while they are training for the race.

More than 35,000 runners take to the streets of Nashville each year for the marathon, and over that time it has raised $22 million for charity.

This next race will take place April 28.

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