The St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Run, the idea of a local group “St. Jude on the Bay” began with the idea of a way to raise money for their favorite charity, St. Jude. The concept of driving to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and then running back, relay-style, to downtown Mobile, is quickly becoming one of the foremost charity running events in our area. Each year since 2010, runners have paid for the honor to participate in this unique, 391- mile event.
The run is patterned after the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and operates under the “St. Jude Run Association” out of Peoria, IL. They have been running 31 years from Memphis to Peoria. In 2009, local St. Jude parents and friends of St. Jude joined their efforts and formed the Memphis to Mobile Run. Raising more than $175,000 in the past three years, to help offset the cost of treating our more than 100 local families, currently being treated.
The Memphis to Mobile St. Jude Run will strive to serve the larger mission of ALSAC and its fundraising efforts to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and it Huntsville Affiliate. We will:
- Safely participate in the run from Memphis each spring.
- Strive to raise more money that was raised the previous year to benefit St. Jude
- Support the many St. Jude fundraising events taking place in our area