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Runners encouraged to celebrate Inspiration4 launch by joining Inspiration4 Miler virtual run for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

August 11, 2021

Space fans can gear up, run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2021) – The launch of the all-civilian mission to space this September is taking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to new heights for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. In celebration of this momentous occasion, EnMotive is holding a virtual run called Inspiration4  Miler benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support the campaign’s $200 million fundraising goal for kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Registration for this out-of-this-world fitness event goes through Sept. 30. To coincide with the expected September launch of the Inspiration4 shuttle, participants can complete their virtual run between Aug.30- Sept. 30 and join tens of thousands of other fitness enthusiasts—many of whom are donors or fundraisers for St. Jude—who have made their workout mean more by helping St. Jude kids.

Because the run is virtual in nature, the Inspiration4 Miler can be done whenever, wherever and however a participant is inspired to complete it. That could be on a sidewalk, path, treadmill or track while pushing a stroller, walking a pet, running 4 miles or challenging a family member to a friendly four-event track and field competition. For this run, participants can begin logging their efforts once they register.

The only time speed matters is when it comes to fundraising for St. Jude. The top fundraiser as of 11:59 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021, will win a trip for two to the Inspiration4 launch party taking place Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to see the historic shuttle launch in person.

All registered participants will receive a runner kit with a commemorative Inspiration4 finisher medal, a quarter zip pullover and an adjustable baseball cap.

Inspiration4 is not only a journey to space but also a cause for humanity – organized to help kids here on Earth. In 1962, the same year an American orbited the Earth for the first time, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital committed to a different kind of uncharted territory: Finding cures. Saving children.® Nearly 60 years later, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the official charity partner for the Hot Chocolate Series and other fitness events fueled by EnMotive.

Registration for the Inspiration4 Miler is $40. To sign up for the Inspiration4 Miler benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visit inspiration4miler.com.

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

About EnMotive

EnMotive is a world-class data management and technology provider for the event industry. In addition to its fully mobile event registration, charitable fundraising, marketing, photography and on¬ site solutions, the organization is one of the largest timing and event production companies to the endurance industry in the United States. Based in Chicago with 12 offices across the country, the organization works with thousands of events, including the Milwaukee Marathon, Detroit Free Press Marathon, and the Atlanta Track Club. To learn more visit EnMotive.com or contact hello@EnMotive.com.

Media contact:

Jennifer Godwin

Jennifer.Godwin@alsac.stjude.org, 901.275.5596