CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: CY St. Jude Marathon aid station

By Amanda Ball

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3. It’s time for the annual St. Jude Marathon again! With all races sold out this year, there will be 8,100 participants in the half marathon and 3,500 in the full marathon. That means we need lots of volunteers for the Cooper-Young aid station at mile marker 18 just across the street from the Drum Shop on Cooper near Nelson.

As a Cooper-Young resident and CYCA board member, I invite you to join me and other neighbors for a fun time at our aid station. We had a blast last year cheering on the runners, handing out water and PowerAde, and grooving to the band just in front of us. It really is spectacular and inspiring to see the set up, the police escort, and the runners coming through – all ages, body types, and sizes – motivated and participating for a great cause.
Dress warm and come out to volunteer, because we need your help! Call me at 901-595-4797 or email me at to sign up so that we will know in advance how many folks to expect and also have your free race day t-shirt ordered for you. We will start shifts at 7:30am and finish around 2:00pm, with warm beverages and snacks provided. You are welcome to come and hang out all day, or just for an hour or two. Anyone interested is welcome to participate, whether you are a CY resident, a friendly Midtown neighbor, or a marathon fan. See you on race day in Cooper-Young!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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