(HANNIBAL)—As of noon, eleven runners are on their way from Hannibal to Peoria as part of the annual St. Jude Run.

They’ll pass through Palmyra and be in Quincy late this afternoon where they’ll meet up with a large group of runners also headed for Peoria.

Tom Redington is among the runners starting in Hannibal. He says they got a break on the weather…

Runners starting from several locations around the Midwest will converge in downtown Peoria around mid afternoon Saturday.