Every year, Runners, Drivers and Volunteers from Quincy and the surrounding areas participate in a 135 mile, relay style event that raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Participants are asked to raise $1000 and dedicate a weekend in the summer to make the trek to Peoria to present our donation to St. Jude. The Quincy St. Jude Run started in 2005 when Brothers Rick and Randy Meehan wanted to start a run in their hometown of Quincy. Randy had previously been involved with the Macomb St. Jude Run.
The Quincy Run has raised almost $1,000,000 for
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since the inception in 2005!
Anywhere from 70 to 100 Runners and Volunteers leave from downtown Quincy on a 24 hour,135 mile journey to Peoria, IL. From Quincy to Peoria your feet are on the pavement! The Quincy Run is one of over 35 towns that participate in the St. Jude Run. Half way through the run the town of Astoria welcomes us with open arms (around 4:00am). Allowing us to eat breakfast, shower, fuel up and head on our way!
Jennifer Blaesing 12th year runner: Jenny started from the beginning with the Quincy Run in 2005. 2016 marks her 12th year running and fundraising for the children at St. Jude.The first year she was asked because she enjoyed running but said now “It’s more about raising money for the kids. Makes me feel so good to be able to raise money for kids who have cancer.” She said she thanks God she is able to help with this wonderful cause by raising money and also blessing her to be able to run a few miles on top of it all for the kids.”
We are always looking to grow our group! We welcome anyone interested in running, driving, volunteering and most importantly fundraising!