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St Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon 2015 Event Guide

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  • APRIL 25, 2015MARATHON | MARATHON | 5K | KiDS ROCK ApRil 26

    RunRocknRoll.com

    #RUNCMM

  • Welcome to the one marathon you wont want to end. A race so rock n roll, the

    mile markers are rock bands. Because whats the point of running if you just want

    it to end? Here, you might not break the tape, but the podium isnt the point. Life is

    a journey and running should be a celebration.

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  • april 25, 2015 3

    Contents

    4 Schedule of eventS

    5 Welcome letter from St. jude childrenS reSearch hoSpital

    10 courSe map

    12 Start line map

    14 finiSh line map

    16 Spectator Block partieS

    18 parking and tranSportation

    22 deStination naShville

    26 toyota rock n roll concert SerieS headliner act

    30 race Weekend entertainment

    38 running trailS

    40 kidS rock

    42 runner perkSWRITERS: Makenzie Gee, Kevin Buffalino PHOTOGRAPHERS: Victah Sailor, Paul Nestor, Ryan Bethke GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT: Bryan Montgomery

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    Schedule of Events

    health and fitneSS expo

    Music City Center,Hall C-D

    201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

    Thursday, April 2312:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Friday, April 2410:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Expo admission is FREE & open to the public.

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    Race Day Saturday, April 25

    Full & Half Start Line Broadway & 5th Avenue

    5K Start Line Demonbreun Street &

    4th Avenue

    Start Times5K - 6:45 am

    Full & Half - 7:00 am

    finiSh line feStival

    LP Field7:00 am 2:30 pm

    toyota headlinerconcert

    Bridgestone Arena501 Broadway,

    Nashville, TN 37203

    6:00 pm: Doors Open7:00 pm: Martina McBride

    *Timeline is subject to change

    kidS rock

    Sunday, April 26

    KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of

    Middle Tennessee

    LP Field2:00 pm

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    race reSultS Official race results will be posted online by 7:00 pm PST on race day at www.runrocknroll.com/nashville

  • Dear Friends of St. Jude,

    We are so grateful you have joined us for the 2015 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon. The commitment you are making to help kids with cancer and other deadly diseases is so deeply meaningful. We know you have trained long hours and drawn support from so many people. It is an honor once again for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to be the official benefiting charity.

    To race organizer Competitor Group Inc., we offer our sincere appreciation for this destination running event, uniting two groups that have shown such compassion to St. Jude country music fans and fitness enthusiasts. To Mayor Karl Dean and the caring residents of Nashville, thank you for the won-derful hospitality and for embracing the many thousands of participants. I am especially grateful to those running as a St. Jude Hero, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for our mission of finding cures and saving children.

    Last year, St. Jude Heroes running in this event raised an astounding $1.4 million for the kids of St. Jude. Your generosity means no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

    As you run through this wonderful city, please reflect on the fact that each step you take moves St. Jude one step closer to fulfilling our founder Danny Thomas dream that no child should die in the dawn of life. After you cross the finish line, we encourage you to stay in touch with the mission of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital by visiting stjude.org.

    Good luck and thank you for making a difference in the lives of children.

    Best regards,

    Richard C. Shadyac Jr.President and Chief Executive OfficerALSAC/St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

  • St. Jude helped give her a chanceIn September 2011, shortly after Audrey started first grade, tests revealed a tumor in her chest. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor, which was identified as an inflammatory miofibrolastic tumor. Audreys doctor referred her family to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital for her continuing treatment and care.

    At St. Jude, doctors started Audrey on low-dose chemotherapy, to which she responded well. Audrey finished chemotherapy in May of 2014, but in August, scans revealed the tumor had begun to grow again. Audrey underwent surgery in September to remove the tumor and she is doing well today. She returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

    And Marshall now runs as a St. Jude Hero to raise funds and awareness for kids like Audrey.

    He conquered the Marathon and Half Marathon in past years, but this year Marshall will do something extra special during the St. Jude Country Music Marathon Weekend. Hes running the 5K with his two daughters, Audrey and her sister, Georgia Kate.

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    St. Jude patient Audrey

    You too can become a St. Jude Hero by visiting stjudeheroes.org.

  • St. Jude helped give her a chanceIn September 2011, shortly after Audrey started first grade, tests revealed a tumor in her chest. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor, which was identified as an inflammatory miofibrolastic tumor. Audreys doctor referred her family to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital for her continuing treatment and care.

    At St. Jude, doctors started Audrey on low-dose chemotherapy, to which she responded well. Audrey finished chemotherapy in May of 2014, but in August, scans revealed the tumor had begun to grow again. Audrey underwent surgery in September to remove the tumor and she is doing well today. She returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

    And Marshall now runs as a St. Jude Hero to raise funds and awareness for kids like Audrey.

    He conquered the Marathon and Half Marathon in past years, but this year Marshall will do something extra special during the St. Jude Country Music Marathon Weekend. Hes running the 5K with his two daughters, Audrey and her sister, Georgia Kate.

    2015 ALSAC/St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital (18363)

    St. Jude patient Audrey

    You too can become a St. Jude Hero by visiting stjudeheroes.org.

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    Mayors Welcome

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    5K START TIME: 6:45 AM

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    Spectator Block Parties

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    muSic roW roundaBout Block partyLocation: Music Row Roundabout between Demonbreun Street & Division StreetMiles: 2.0 & 9.0 (Marathon & Half Marathon)Time: 7:00 am 10:30 amFeatures: Live music by August Christopher, a cash bar courtesy of CHG Events, food trucks, free noisemakers and a sign-making station!

    WedgeWood Block partyLocation: Intersection of Wedgewood Road, Magnolia Avenue & 16th AvenueMile: 7.6 (Marathon & Half Marathon)Time: 7:30 am 10:30 amFeatures: Live music by the Tony Logue Band, a cash bar courtesy of CHG events, food trucks, free noisemakers and a sign-making station!

    five pointS Block partyLocation: Intersection of Clearview Avenue, 11th Street & Woodland StreetMile: 18.2 (Marathon)Time: 8:30 am 12:15 pmFeatures: Live music by Queens Boulevard and Saints of Havana, a cash bar courtesy of CHG events, food specials at local restaurants, free noisemakers and a sign-making station!

    For more information, please visit our website.

    Atmosphere and course support have always been huge parts of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, but Nashvilles annual April race has never seen Block Parties this rockin! Come join in the fun and see your runner at these three official #RUNCMM Block Parties:

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    Parking & Transportation

    getting to the Start lineThere are a number of options to get to the Start Line on race morn-ing. For more detailed information, please visit the event website.

    lp field parking and Walk to the StartFree parking at LP Field will be available on a first come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to park at LP Field and walk to the Start Line via the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.

    Pre-purchased parking passes are now sold out and must be picked up at the Parking & Shuttles booth at the Expo.

    hotel ShuttleSRound trip tickets to the Start Line and back are available for purchase for the following hotels: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Inn at Opryland, Hotel Preston, Radisson Airport Hotel, Airport Marriott, Midtown Marriott, Midtown Hampton Inn and Midtown Embassy Suites. One way tickets are also available from the Finish Line to the Renaissance Hotel downtown. Shuttles are available for both specta-tors and participants. Visit the Parking & Shuttles booth at the Expo to purchase tickets or avoid the lines and purchase online.

    muSic city StarA special Music City Star train will run on race morning from Leba-non to downtown Nashville. A portion from ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Childrens Hospital and the St. Jude Heroes program. The train is scheduled to depart from Lebanon Station at 5:00am with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving at Riverfront Station at 6:00am. It will leave Riverfront Station at noon, stopping at all stations on the return trip to Lebanon. Round-trip tickets can be purchased with a credit card through the RTA website or ticketsnashville.com.

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    It costs $2 million a day to operate St. Jude, and thanks to dedicated fundraisers and donors, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Each year, thousands of runners and walkers commit to raising funds as St. Jude Heroes at events nationwide. No matter your fitness level, you can make a difference in the lives of kids who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

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    It costs $2 million a day to operate St. Jude, and thanks to dedicated fundraisers and donors, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Each year, thousands of runners and walkers commit to raising funds as St. Jude Heroes at events nationwide. No matter your fitness level, you can make a difference in the lives of kids who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

    St. Jude patient Luca with his father Nick

    Cross the line from runner to hero.

    To learn more, or to find more events in your area, visit stjudeheroes.org.

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    Destination Nashville

    leave Your hearT in nashville Fall in love with Music City.

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    muSic cityS hiStoryDiscover the historic, music-filled scene!

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:Country Music Lives Here! Check out country music artifacts - including rhinestone costumes and tear stained lyric sheets - and interac-tive exhibits, such as Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin It Country. Ryman Auditorium:This famous National Historic Landmark is a must see. Take a self guided or back stage tour , record your own CD in the Ryman Recording Studio or catch a premier concert.

    RCA Studio B: Head to Music Row to see where Music City started. RCA Studio B was the first recording studio and is part of the only historic studio tour in Nashville. Two hundred Elvis Presley recordings were born here and many art-ists including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings have recorded hits on RCAs floor.

    live muSicLive music can be heard in every nook and cranny of Nashville. The honky tonks of Lower Broadway offer just a taste of the scene!

    Bluebird Caf: A true Nashville experience, patrons enjoy song-writers performing in an intimate setting. This legendary venue is where many art-ists including Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift got their start.

    Tootsies: A Broadway origi-nal in the center of honky tonk row, past Tootsies patrons include Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, who got his first songwriting gig after singing here.

    Grand Ole Opry: Great performers, old and new, grace the stage daily at this American icon and No. 1 attraction in Nashville. Backstage tours available.

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    Celebrate your finish with one of the most successful country singers of all time, Martina McBride! Shell bring some of her top hits like Independence Day, This Ones for the Girls, How Far, Wild Angels, Valentine, and Concrete Angels to the stage, along with singles from her latest album, Everlasting. Its like comfort food, says Martina McBride about her album, Everlasting. She wanted to do something different by creating a record that you can just relax with.

    We think youll have earned a little com-fort food and relaxation after your race, and this Toyota Rock n Roll Marathon Series Headliner Concert will be the perfect place to find it served up by one of countrys most successful female artists, no less!

    Concert admission is FREE with your race bib and $35 for your family and friends. Stage Front Pit Pass wristbands are also available for $10. Additional tickets may be purchased in our online store and will be available for pick up at the Concert Tickets booth at the Health & Fitness Expo.

    Toyota Rock n Roll Concert Series Headliner Act

    MarTina McBride

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    Course Bands

    course BandstenneSSee line Band The unique harmonic sound produced is this bands signature, bringing a refreshing and satisfying feeling to listeners of all ages.

    criSS cheathamCriss Cheatham has appeared with the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Brad Paisley, has per-formed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2014, and set the original Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by a Solo Art-ist (800-song, 24-hour performance).

    the douBle intenderSThe Double Intenders have spent the last five years developing their sound by becoming a growing presence on the Tennessee circuit of bars, clubs and festivals playing their original music as well covering their favorites in rock n roll, blues and country.

    leS kerr & the Bayou BandLes Kerr & The Bayou Band bring country, blues, Rockabilly, Zydeco, and bluegrass to-gether to create their Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll. The bands upbeat shows have made them favorites in Nashville and to audi-ences throughout the U.S.

    the pfeiffer tWinSCarrie and Lindsay Pfeiffer are identical twin sisters and singer-songwriters who have been featured on radio and in online music publica-tions -- Billboard, Music News Nashville, Mu-sic Row, and Digital Rodeo -- and were among the featured up-and-coming entertainers at CMA Fest 2014.

    QueenS BoulevardQueens Boulevard is a 4 piece neo-alternative and R&B rock group based out of East Nashville, Tennessee, that has paved a path of success and innovation in todays music scene. They were featured in Music Group Nows Top UnSigned Artists to Watch for 2015.

    janine le clairSoulful Country recording artist, Janine Le Clair, is a world class talent and an international award winning vocalist.

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    Race Weekend Entertainment

    opry country claSSicS ft. craig morgan, the gatlin BrotherS, janelle arthur and more Thursday, April 23 7:00pmRyman AudotoriumVisit:opry.com/calendar/opry-country-classics-thu-23-apr for ticket information

    naShville SoundS vS. oklahoma cityTuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 7:05pmFirst Tennessee ParkVisit: ticketmaster.com/event/1B004E7290B42C96 for ticket information

    naShville film feStivalThursday, April 16-Saturday, April 25Regal Green Hills Stadium 16Visit:nashvillefilmfestival.org/buy-tickets for ticket information

    gary oWen @ ZanieS comedy night cluBThursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26Zanies Comedy Night ClubVisit:zaniesnashville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=358624 for ticket information

    Want more than race-day entertainment? Check out the great sporting events, concerts and more taking place in Nashville over race weekend!

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    First Last City state Daniel Albert Highland Park IL Dan Albert Nashville TN Ken Ashby Dallas TX James Atkinson Brentwood TN Mary Barnes Brentwood TN Dean Bowden Huntsville AL Roger Brady Murfreesboro TN David Burka Mount Juliet TN Nikki Cheng Prairie Village KS Doron Claiborne Murfreesboro TN Roger Davis Nashville TN Mike Emerick Interlochen MI Larry Epps Cookeville TN James Evans Nashville TN John Fishel Arcola IL Deborah Gobins Phoenix AZ William Jackson Madisonville KY Milton Jarrell Atlanta GA Pallie Jones Murfreesboro TN

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    Congratulations to these 38 individuals who will be participating in their 16th consecutive St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon!

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    Respect the Distance

    For many of you, this will be your first half marathon. Whether this is your first or fiftieth race, congratulations on your commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle! Whether you choose to run, walk or just rock, the following tips will help to ensure you have a fun and safe Rock n Roll experience.

    train

    Its too late to start now, but you need to respect the distance

    youve chosen to walk or run. There are many different training

    programs available to you. Be sure you chose one that had you complete at least 2/3 of the race

    distance several times during your training period. If not,

    slow down and participate at a comfortable pace.

    hydrate

    If you have not calculated your fluid needs for this race, there are two strategies which will ensure

    you dont under or over-hydrate. The easiest is to only drink when you are thirsty. If you want to be a little more scientific, limit fluid

    intake to 4-8 oz of sports drink every 20 minutes.

    Salt

    Losing salt through sweating and complex hormone changes

    during exercise can result in lowering your serum [blood]

    sodium level. This will not only affect your performance, it

    may lead to muscle cramping, headache, dizziness and

    confusion. Have some sports drink along the course to quench

    your thirst, or follow your pre-planned schedule.

    pleaSe

    Fill out the medical information section on the back of your bib number. While serious medical

    problems are quite rare, knowing any medical problems you have,

    medications you are taking or allergies to medications is

    extremely helpful to our Medical Volunteers. Our goal is to treat all

    of our athletes like Rock Stars.

    If you have questions, stop by the Rock n Roll Sports Medicine Team booth at the Expo or visit one of our Medical Tents on race day.We would be happy to assist you. Have fun, be smart, and stay within your limits. In other words, Rock On

    rX To rockADVICE FROM THE ROCK N ROLL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, P.Z. PEARCE, M.D.

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    48:00 | Do a SHoRT, FaST woRKouTFor example, run three miles easy, then run 6 x 30-second relaxed sprints.

    47:00 | STaRT caRbo-LoaDingBe sure to consume high-carb foods and bever-ages at every meal.

    31:00 | geT a gooD nigHTS SLeePGetting adequate sleep is critical the final days before a big race.

    22:00 | Do a SHoRT, eaSy woRKouTIt relieves mental and physical tension and keeps the body primed for performance.

    21:00-10:00 | KeeP caRbo-LoaDingMaintain your high-carb diet throughout the last day before you race. Choose familiar foods that have always worked well for your body in the past. Now is not the time to experiment.

    20:00 | geT youR geaR TogeTHeRTake some time to get all of your gear together; create a race gear checklist that you use for every race.

    18:00 | PLan FoR Race moRningMake a concrete plan for race morning that includes a wake-up time and a route to the race venue

    3:00 | waKe uP eaRLySet an early alarm to give your body plenty of time to get up to speed. Try to climb out of bed at least three hours before the start horn blasts.

    2:45 | eaT youR PRe-Race meaLIt is important to wake up in plenty of time to consume and digest a high-carb pre-race breakfast three hours before your race start.

    2:15 | maKe SuRe youR geaR iS ReaDyGo through your gear checklist one last time. Be sure not to forget the small essentials such as sunscreen and your race number.

    0:30 | waRm uP THoRougHLyStart your warm-up about half an hour before your race start. Begin with easy jogging, then do some dynamic stretches such as walking lunges and arm circles.

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    What better way to explore Music City than on foot? Check out these running spots during your warm-up or cooldown for Saturdays race! Centennial Park- This scenic 132 acre park is a popular running spot in Nashville. The park features the iconic Parthenon, a one mile running/walking trail and Centennial Art Center. Centennial Park is located three miles west of downtown at 2600 W. End Avenue.

    the Warner parkS- Edwin and Percy Warner Parks together form the Warner Parks, a span of almost 3,000 acres of forest and fields. There are two popular routes, a 5.8 mile and 11.2 mile loop. They are both marked and feature gorgeous scenery and challenging hills. The parks are located about 25 minutes southwest of downtown at 2500 Old Hickory Blvd.

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    FarmerS market run- This 2.5 mile loop start at the Farmers Market in the heart of downtown and goes through historic Germantown. If you are looking for a homegrown southern treat after your run, this route is the one for you The Farmers Market is located next to Bicentennial Park at 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., and is open daily.

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    KiDS ROCK

    roCkin raCe rewardSD Cool T-shirtD Finishers medalD Official race numberD Goodie bag

    raCe SCheduleDate: Sunday, April 26Time: 2 p.m. first race startLocation: LP FieldDistance: 1 Mile (half a mile for Kindergarten)

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    KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee

    Adults arent the only runners who will be starring in the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Marathon. Kids can rock and roll in their own race on Sunday, April 26 at KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee.

    KiDS ROCK and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee have partnered to fight childhood obesity by making fitness opportunities available in schools and empowering kids to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The YMCA and the Rock n Roll Marathon Series are excited to see kids reach their goals and celebrate their incredible achievement at the 2015 KiDS ROCK Nashville fun run. To register your little rockstars (grades K-7) for KiDS ROCK Nash-ville, visit the Health & Fitness Expo at the Music City Center on Thursday, April 23 or Friday, April 24. To learn more about the event. visit kidsrock.competitor.com.

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