NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2023) – The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Nashville announces today that country music group, Runaway June, is the 2023 Encore Entertainment for the post-race concert on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at the newly announced finish line location outside Nissan Stadium. Runaway June is comprised of Stevie Woodward (lead vocals/guitar/harmonica/piano), Natalie Stovall (vocals/fiddle/guitar), and Jennifer Wayne (vocals/guitar). The trio’s “inescapable talent” ( is multiplied by their seamlessly rich, organic harmonies and fiery, western-rooted bluegrass sound, earning them recognition as Billboard’s “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and CMT’s “Next Women of Country” just to name a few. Additional musical artists for event week will be announced soon.

Drew Wolff, Regional Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series states, “The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville is thrilled that Runaway June will perform as the Encore Entertainment. The race uniquely unites the amazing music community with fitness enthusiasts.”

With Runaway June’s career triumphs, including earning nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards, bringing their electrifying live set to spots on tour with Country icons, and scoring a major radio hit with their GOLD-certified breakthrough single “Buy My Own Drinks,” the Nashville-based trio will bring their effervescent sound shine to the delight of race participants.

The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville will take place April 22-23, 2023 and it combines live music and entertainment with scenic routes that highlight Nashville’s historic and natural beauty. Nashville has long been a favorite stop on the best-in-class running series tour, welcoming global visitors amidst a strong hometown contingent who know how to show a good time. Participants will experience everything that Music City has to offer, including a legendary running tour of Nashville’s most famous locations such as Broadway, Music Row, The Gulch, 12 South, Nissan Stadium, and much more.

The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville offers distances for everyone including 1-Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon, plus a Doggie Dash and KiDS ROCK® event. Registration for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville is open by visiting,

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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams, and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an Encore Entertainment experience featuring eclectic musical artists from a variety of genres. With a goal of helping participants find the Beat in Their Feet™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has also featured some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R., Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bret Michaels, Kesha, The Revivalists, Hunter Hayes, Capital Cities, and Matt Nathanson. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.