Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Heroes Don't Just Run the St. Jude Marathon

Want to be a St. Jude Hero but think you can't because you can't make it to the St. Jude Memphis Marathon?

Or, looking at it another way:

Want to run a race but registration is already sold out?

The answer to both I questions is the same:  St. Jude Heroes run everywhere!!

The St. Jude Heroes program sponsors runners all over the country and it's easy to sign up - click here to get started!

Have a particular race in mind, say, Disney's Princess Half Marathon?



Simply search for the event name and you will find a link for that event taking you to that event's page.  From there you can contact the event's St. Jude representative about registration and see a list of fundraising options and benefits for that particular event.  The benefits levels can vary from race to race so you will want to be sure you look at the levels for the race you want!

Here is an example of the fundraising options; these are from this year's Princess Half:


As you can see, the more you raise, the more benefits you get!  As I said, the levels will differ from race to race but all the benefits go to the kids at St. Jude!  What could be more rewarding than that?? :)

You can also hit the "Show All" button to see all the races with Heroes spots available and pick one you'd like to run!  The choice is yours!

My buddy and fellow DisBroad Suzanne ran as a St. Jude Hero at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in November.  I can give you so many reasons why I think running for St. Jude is important but Suzanne summed it up pretty nicely here - thanks for being a Hero Suzanne!!!

So whatcha waiting for??  Why not join me as a St. Jude Hero??!!  Check it out today!






11 comments:

  1. So proud to be (or have been) a St. Jude Hero. I cannot wait to do it again. Now, to just find another race for this year. Love St. Jude and all that they do for the chidlren and families. So so important.

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    1. Yes it is!!! I hope whichever race you pick that I'll be able to join you!

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  2. You and Suzanne are my heroes! I really do love St. Judes!

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    1. Aww, thanks Tania!!! They are a great cause to run for!

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  3. Such a great cause. None of us ever know if our kids will get hit with a life threatening disease. It's great you are supporting an organization that is so dedicated to providing treatment!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Hopefully we won't ever have to experience their services first hand too, but I'm glad to know they are there if we need them!

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  4. I'll have to look into races in the future! It might be a great option for getting me to W&D this fall!

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  5. I loved being a St. Jude Hero...even though I didn't get to actually run the race due to the cancellation. But raising the money for those kids was such a great experience!

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    1. I agree Mindy - definitely doesn't discourage me from being a Hero again too! And I plan to wear my singlet in NOLA this weekend!

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