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AutoZone preparing for St. Jude marathon weekend

As part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus, more than 18,000 runners and walkers from five races will finish at AutoZone Park for the 11th straight year.

The marathon on Sat., Dec. 1, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Gates will open at 6:30 a.m. at AutoZone Park. The Memphis Grizzlies House 5K race begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the Half, Full, and Relay Marathons starting at 8:00 a.m.

The one-mile Family Fun Run will culminate the day of races. It takes place at 1:30 p.m.

Ten Memphis Redbirds employees are running in the races this year. The Rockey the Redbird mascot also will be in attendance, and runners will be able to see the new 35-foot holiday tree currently on display in Rockeyfeller Center at AutoZone Park Plaza.

Dansette

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