Craig Morgan will headline the 14th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon post-race concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, April 27 with special guest Sarah Darling. The musically-themed road race attracts more than 30,000 runners, walkers and 6,000 junior racers who will take on the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses with many of Nashville’s best live bands performing along the route.
“As a Nashville area native, I’m proud to represent country music and St. Jude and give all the runners a chance to let loose after the big race,” Craig said. “Save up some energy for the end of the night because we’re gonna make sure you leave Music City with a lot of great memories!”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the official benefiting charity of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon. Participants registered for the race are encouraged to also sign up as St. Jude Heroes and Run For a Reason. Thanks to the generosity of donors, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything, including the cost of treatment, travel, lodging and food for each patient and a family member.
“Last year was a remarkable year for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon, with our supporters raising more than $700,000 for our lifesaving mission,” Richard Shadyac, Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, said. “We’re grateful to be a part of this amazing race, and for the support of St. Jude Heroes, race participants and avid country music fans who are helping us raise awareness and funds to continue finding cures and saving the lives of children around the world.”
“The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan continues as a marquee event in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series,” Adam Zocks, the event’s vice president and general manager, said. “We are thrilled that Craig and Sarah will perform at this year’s post-race concert and are proud that so many participants return year after year to experience the event and everything Nashville has to offer.”
Complimentary concert tickets are provided to all registered runners and volunteers. Runners may purchase additional tickets for $35. For more information or to register for the event, visit Competitor.com and follow the marathon on Twitter @RunRocknRoll.