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2017 RACE-AT-A-GLANCE  

Race Date 
 ·       Saturday, April 29, 2017 
 ·       17 annual St. Jude Rock ‘n‘ Roll Nashville Marathon™ & ½ Marathon 
 ·       For more information or to register for the event, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Nashville    Twitter @RunRocknRoll with the hashtag #RNRNASHVILLE   

Location 
 ·       Nashville, Tennessee 
 ·       Third year for new start line, amid Lower Broadway's honkytonks in downtown Nashville, as well as a new course route. Runners will still pass numerous landmarks including Music Row, Belmont University and Bicentennial Mall. The course will lead participants past the Schermerhorn Symphony, Music City Center and the Musica Roundabout before finishing outside of Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans.   

Events 
 ·       26.2-mile foot race and wheelchair race 
 ·       13.1-mile foot race 
 ·       5K 
 ·       2-day Health & Fitness Expo 
 ·       KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee ·        

Participants 
 ·       2016: More than 30,000 participants expected in the full, half and 5K. 
·       The KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee, will feature more than 4,000 kids. 
 ·       5K:  Over 3,000 participants expected to run.   

Entertainment 
 ·       More than 50 bands along the course at 28 Entertainment Stages 
 ·       Local cheerleading squads line the route competing in the Spirit on the Course competition 
 ·       Nationally known Artists will perform at the post-race concert   
   
Stats/Demographics: 
 ·       61% women overall 
 ·       53% from out of state 
 ·       2015-36,000 visitors to the city from all 50 states and 26 countries.  
 ·       2015-The total impact to Nashville’s economy was $44.2 million.   

Charity Partner: This is the fifth year that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the official benefiting charity partner of the St. Jude Rock ‘n‘ Roll Marathon. It’s because of the generous support of the Nashville community and people across the region and country that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continues to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For more information, visit stjude.org   

Schedule of Events 
THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Health & Fitness Expo – Free & Open to the Public Noon– 7 p.m., Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203: Halls A-B 

PRESS CONFERENCE Sports & Entertainment Media Briefing at the Health & Fitness Expo  11:30 a.m., Music City Center: Lobby near Halls A-B 
 ·       Mayor Megan Barry, City Officials, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Competitor Group Executives PLUS cheerleaders, charity accomplishments, community announcements, road closures, KiDS’ ROCK and spectator information. 
 ·       Race day parking passes and media credentials will be available for pick-up at the briefing. Detailed race day media access will be discussed. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 Health & Fitness Expo – Free & Open to the Public 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Music City Center:  201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203: Hall A-B   

St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party: Songwriters event – Open to those running for the benefiting charity 6 p.m., Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-Ballroom A   

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 – RACE DAYSt. Jude Rock ‘n‘ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon at 7:15 a.m.   Post-race concert at Bridgestone Arena 
 ·       Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. 
 ·       The concert is open to all registered runners and volunteers.   

 SUNDAY, APRIL 30 – KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee at Nissan Stadium 
 ·       Registration still open. 
 ·       Over 4, 000 kids will run the final mile of a cumulative kid’s marathon training program. 
 ·       2-5 p.m.   

General Comments: 
 ·       Race previously known as the Country Music Marathon since 2001 
 ·       The St. Jude Rock ‘n‘ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon has turned Nashville into a running destination.  
 ·       The reputation of the event has helped bring more visitors to Nashville.  
 ·        “Word of mouth” about the event throughout the year is tremendously strong.  The most common comments from runners include “great organization” and “fun city.”
·       Support of all City Agencies; Public Works; Metro Police; Nashville CVC; Nashville Sports Council
·       Volunteers - 3,000 working with the event throughout the week

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
 
About the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will celebrate its 18th year running in the Music City on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Featuring many of Nashville’s best live bands on 28 stages along the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses, the musically themed road race annually attracts more than 30,000 runners, walkers and junior racers. Saturday’s marathon and half marathon conclude with a nighttime Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series headliner performance at the Bridgestone Arena. Race weekend kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28. KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee, a one-mile fun run for children K-7, takes place on Sunday, April 21. For more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/Nashville or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter with hashtag #RNRNASHVILLE.
 
Media Contacts:
Kim Dettwiller, SJRnR, (615) 330-5656, teamstrategies@gmail.com                    
Dan Cruz, CGI, (619) 925-7671, dcruz@competitorgroup.com
Teyva Sammet, CGI, (831)0818-5945, tsammett@competitorgroup.com
Kassidy Johnson, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (901) 578-2038, kassidy.johnson@stjude.org
Sarah Burgess, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (901) 481-5935, sarah.burgess@stjude.org
 
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