||Tupelo to Memphis Run: St. Jude Fundraiser
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Calling on all runners! A fundraiser is set for May 17 to benefit St. Jude in Memphis, but organizers need a lot of help to get this done.
It's a relay run and it involves runners going from Tupelo to Memphis.
Details were announced Tuesday night at the Elvis Presley Birthplace.
This is an exciting new event for the All-America City and the support of the running community is needed.
"It's going to be a relay run. We're going to have folks run a few miles and get back on an RV or church bus, and then the next group gets off. They're going to run to Memphis off and on," said Scott Hinshelwood, St. Jude.
"Because of the connection between Memphis and Tupelo we thought it would be a good place to have a bunch of people from this great city run from Tupelo to Memphis," said Michael McCoy, founder of the St. Jude Run.
This type of run was started in 1982 to raise money for the children's hospital. That original run was from Memphis to Peoria, Illinois. Now, there are 39 other cities participating in similar runs to benefit St. Jude.