Race officials announced the St. Jude Marathon 2013 will be canceled due to weather conditions. Click here for an official statement.
(WMC-TV) - Thousands of runners will gather downtown this weekend to fill the streets with hope for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
More than 20,000 people signed up for the 26.2-mile race course, which kicks off its 12th year Saturday, December 7.
Last year, St. Jude Heroes—a special group of race participants who raise funds by obtaining pledges from friends and family—generated a record $6 million from the nationally-recognized marathon. It costs St. Jude $1.8 million per day to offer free research and care to children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, and food.