St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Memphis Marathon Weekend


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Memphis Marathon Weekend

An executive in the billboards industry, James (Jim) Neumann serves as president of OOS Investments in Chicago. In this role, he owns dozens of billboards throughout the country. Also active in charitable giving, James Neumann contributes to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which will hold its annual Memphis Marathon Weekend on November 30-December 2, 2017.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend begins with an Expo and packet pick-up at the Memphis Cook Convention Center on Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. The marathon will take place on Saturday and will take participants through a number of landmarks in the city of Memphis.

One of the highlights of the race lies near mile five, where participants will pass through the St. Jude campus to the cheers of patients and their families. Participants will also cross Overton Park, Overton Square, and multiple historic areas before reaching the finish line at AutoZone Park. The course will feature 24 hydration stations and a number of spirit stations to encourage racers along with Memphis music and other forms of entertainment.

Runners must be at least 16 years old and must complete the course within six hours. All runners will receive a clear gear bag, a long-sleeved tech T-shirt, a race number with a timing tag, and a finisher medal. Those interested in contributing to the cause without running a full marathon can sign up for the half marathon, 5K, or 10K.