Running to Make a Difference

St. Jude on the Bay in Mobile, Alabama has been raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for several years.  Our efforts include a wide range of activities and events.  One of the most notable of which is our annual Memphis to Mobile Run.

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St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Run Facts

  • Memphis to Mobile Run began in 2010, with 22 runners raising $89,000
  • In 6 years, the Memphis to Mobile Runners have raised over $450,000.
  • We are part of the St. Jude Runs Association, The Association has raised over $33, million for the children of St. Jude!
  • Runners run 399 miles from Memphis to Mobile—running 24 hours a day, for 4 days, rain or shine!
  • 100% of every dollar donated to a runner goes towards the research, care, and treatment of children.
  • Operating expenses are covered by sponsorship money.
  • Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available upon request. Donor checks should be made payable to St. Jude Runs
  • Donations over $250 should be reported to Lesley Spivey (treasurer) for IRS purposes

Requirements for the St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Run

  • Depart Mobile on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  Motor homes transport all runners to Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Runners begin their run to Mobile on Wednesday, after completing tours of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a send-off celebration.
  • Chefs travel with the runners and provide meals during the entire trip.
  • Plan to run between 20 - 30 miles in a 4 day time period. Do not plan on getting much sleep. Route is based on running 11 minute miles.
  • You MUST wear a safety vest !!!
  • This is a fundraising event and you are required to raise a minimum of $1500 if you are a first time runner, or $2,000 if you are a veteran. Most runners raise in excess of this amount.  Supplies will be provided to help you fundraise.
  • Upon arrival in Mobile on Sunday October 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM, you will meet family, sponsors and friends at Moe’s BBQ Downtown for an “End of Run Celebration.” Food and fun.

What To Bring With You On The Run

  • Memphis to Mobile Polo provided at the Mandatory meeting October 1, 2019.
  • 6 or more change of running clothes.
  • Clean outfit to wear running into Moe’s BBQ
  • Personal toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellant
  • Medications (vitamins, pain relievers, any personal prescriptions) - Kleenex, bathroom soap, air freshener
  • Sleepwear
  • 2-3 pairs of running shoes
  • Sweatpants & sweatshirt (weather & AC)
  • Light jacket
  • SAFETY VEST (can be purchased from run office)
  • Pillow and blankets
  • Towels
  • Flip flops
  • Sports cream

Other Suggested Items

  • MP3 player to play in the chase van while you are running
  • Any special food you may want
  • Camera
  • Hat / visor
  • For motor home : Broom– Small Vacuum