Nashville Marathon 2022: Route and start time

GET ready to rock and run with this year's Nashville Marathon.

The musical line-ups are sure to be a hit with participants and the general public.

When is the Nashville Marathon 2022?

The St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon in Tennesse will return on April 22 through April 23, 2022.

It will be held on its usual Saturday slot, for the first time since 2019.

In 2020 the Marathon was canceled due to the pandemic and in 2021 the event was moved from April to November.

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What is the route and start time for the Nashville Marathon?

Here is a breakdown of the Nashville Marathon route for 2022:

  • The start line for the 6.15mile and 5k: 8th and Demonbreun at 6.30am.
  • The start line for the marathon and half marathon: 8th and Broadway at 7.20am. 
  • The finish line will be on South First Street.

Runners will run through Shelby Park and the field is expected to exceed 17,000 for all events, according to the Tennessean.

Who will be performing at the Nashville Marathon?

The Nashville Marathon will hold a number of feel-good concerts for the general public, as well as a myriad of lineups throughout the course for participants to enjoy along their journey to the finish line.

Here are the main performers for Saturday, April 23, 2022:

  • Chris Shrader + Band from 7:00am- 10:30am
  • The Struts from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Matt Jordan + Band from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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Live bands and DJs will pack the streets. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Hits from all genres and decades of music will be played. 

Course performers include Les Kerr, Criss Cheatham, Rafael Vasquez, Jay Jaggers, Mike Hunkler and more.

A Health and Fitness Expo is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 through Friday, April 22.

Awards stands, food, drinks and kids activities will be located near the finish line on the East Bank for post-race celebrations.

What is the Nashville Marathon?

The Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon is in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

"This unique event is jampacked with authentic Nashville music at every turn," the official Rock 'n' Roll website describes.

"Prepare to be immersed in music culture from the expo to the finish line when you join us for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville.

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"Experience a legendary tour of Music City filled with iconic landmarks such as Broadway, Music Row, The Gulch, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more."

Funds raised go to St. Jude to ensure families never receive a bill from the hospital for "treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."

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