The St. Jude full marathon and half marathon take place this Saturday, December 6. The South Main Association, noting that New York and Boston have thousands of people lining the street for their marathons, would like Downtowners to come out and show their support to runners in the Memphis event.
They’re going to organize a cheering section in front of the Arcade restaurant, which will have coffee, juices, and nibbles available. This is the first mile of both the full and the half marathons, which start at 8 AM, so runners will start passing the Arcade about 8:05. The organizers suggest meeting there about 7:30.
Runners say it means a lot to have people cheering them along the route, so if you can get up at that early hour, come on out and support the marathon’s participants.