More than 30,000 race in St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than 30,000 runners hit the streets of Music City Saturday morning for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon.

The 5K started at 6:15 a.m. with the marathon and half-marathon beginning at 6:45 a.m.

Start times were bumped up due to Saturday’s expected high humidity levels.

Many streets in downtown Nashville were closed throughout the duration of the race.

2017 St. Jude Rock ‘n” Roll Nashville marathon map

During the marathon, thousands of St. Jude Heroes ran for a reason, hoping to raise more than $2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Additionally, 4,000 junior racers participated in KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee on Sunday.