Country Music Marathon | Nashville Events

    It’s that time of the year again! Nashville’s St. Jude’s Country Music Marathon will be held here, appropriately, in Music City on the weekend of April 27.

    This popular Nashville event raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a center that has devoted the past 50 years researching, finding cures and saving children diagnosed with cancer and other fatal diseases. At St. Jude’s, children are treated at no cost to their family, a gesture made possible by things like the Country Music Marathon.

    St. Jude’s Heros, they’re called, and you can be one of them. By participating in the marathon, half marathon or any other endurance event, you can be a Hero, helping to save and improve the life of children with each and every step you take.

    By the support provided from benefits like the Country Music Marathon, doctors at St. Judes have helped  push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent in 1962 to 80 percent today.

    Wondering how to get involved? The marathon is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to register. To register to be a Hero and raise money for St. Jude’s with every step you take, visit here. Being a race Hero comes with perks such as free race entry, travel accommodations, a personal fundraising website to contract friends, accept donations and track your progress, training and fundraising tips, invitation to the Heroes pre-race pasta party, and more.

    To register to participate in the marathon, half marathon or mini marathon, visit here. For further information about race details including the courses, parking information and more, visit here.

    And don’t forget, we are in Music City! No event would be complete without musical entertainment. This year’s Country Music Marathon Concert will be headlined by country music’s Craig Morgan with special guest Sarah Darling joining him on stage. The show is set for Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. More information here.

    Nashville’s Country Music Marathon is Saturday, April 27, 2013 in downtown Nashville. Visit the website here for more information. Register today and join thousands of others in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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