St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville: A Running and Music Fest

Over 23,000 runners participated in the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville event.

The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville event recently concluded, providing a memorable experience for over 23,000 registered runners. This event, held in Nashville, Tenn., on April 27, 2024, offered a variety of distances to accommodate all levels of runners, including a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon. The event continued into Sunday with a 1-mile, KiDSROCK, and Doggie Dash events.

Elite runners were among the participants, with Mitchell Small from Atlanta, GA, winning the men’s marathon with a time of 2:27:33, and Kate van Buskirk from Brampton, ON, CA, securing victory in the women’s race with a time of 2:27:40. Both winners shared their unique stories and motivations for participating in the event, highlighting the personal challenges and triumphs that come with marathon running.

The half marathon saw Chris Frias of Ventura, CA, and Katrina Ivancic of Bozeman, MT, emerge as the overall male and female winners, respectively. Their achievements underscore the competitive spirit and athletic prowess present at the event.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is renowned for merging running with entertainment, creating a vibrant atmosphere that celebrates both music and fitness. The Nashville event lived up to this reputation, offering runners a scenic tour of the city’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, enhanced by live music performances from local bands along the route. The event concluded at Nissan Stadium with performances by Restless Road and The Tom Yankton Band.

A significant aspect of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville event is its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which serves as the official benefiting charity partner. Through the support of over 1,500 St. Jude Heroes and the wider Nashville community, the event raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and treatment, demonstrating the impact of combining physical challenges with charitable causes.

Presale registration for the 2025 edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville is now open, with special pricing available until May 5. For more information or to register, visit

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series continues to offer unique running experiences across the globe, with its next stop in San Diego, California, for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Diego. This event promises another opportunity for runners to enjoy a scenic course accompanied by spectator support and live entertainment.

For more details on upcoming events or to learn more about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, visit

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