It’s that time of year again, friends – time for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon! Now through race week, keep an eye on the blog for regular highlights from some awesome St. Jude Heroes from Team BIG 98!
Meet Team BIG 98's Jen Pitts. Right after graduating from high school, she learned about the mission of St. Jude and immediately committed to a monthly donation as a St. Jude Partner in Hope. In 2011, she discovered that participating in the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon was another way to help St Jude, while fund raising for the hospital as a St. Jude Hero.
Although she struggled when she first started running – and still doesn’t "love it" – thinking about patients at St. Jude motivates Jen to push through and run for those who would give anything to take her place. To this day, participating in races as a St. Jude Hero keeps her involved in the running community and holds her accountable to her fitness goals.
Jen has since participated in four Warrior Dash events and four half marathon portions of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon – five next month!
There’s still time to sign up for the 5K, Half Marathon and Marathon. If you’re already registered, you can still run or walk for free by fundraising for St. Jude as a St. Jude Hero! Register for the races or sign up to be a St. Jude Hero like Jen here!