St. Jude Marathon to close streets Downtown, Midtown

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Every year the St. Jude Marathon brings runners from all over the country to the Bluff City.

“We`ve got people in from Mobile, Alabama; New Haven, Connecticut.”

It’s a great way to raise money for the hospital, but with it comes some big roadblocks for drivers.

Riverside, Front Street, North Parkway, East Parkway, Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Peabody Avenue, and Beale Street are just some of the many roads that are scheduled to be closed Saturday.

But despite the traffic hiccup, the St. Jude Marathon is expected to bring in $20 million.

The 5K/10K are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. The Half Marathon/Marathon is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

All marathon runners will be off streets by 2:30 p.m.

For a complete map of the Marathon course, click here.

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