This is the eight 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 people of the state of Tennessee and people across the 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.

Last year more than 3,000 St. Jude Heroes participated in the race, raising over $2 million for the hospital by securing donations from family, friends and co-workers.

This year the race will step-off Saturday at 7:15am in downtown Nashville.