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JOIN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AACR) RUNNERS FOR RESEARCH TEAM AND MAKE YOUR MILES MEAN MORE!

Whether you’re planning to run the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, or the Rothman 8K, Make Your Miles Mean More by joining the AACR Runners for Research team!

The AACR is on the front lines of the quest for new and innovative ways to understand, prevent, and cure cancer, bringing together the greatest minds in cancer science to defeat cancer.

This year, the AACR is setting a goal to raise $500,000. These funds will directly support the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure cancer through: Research, Education, Communication, Collaboration, Science Policy and Advocacy, and Funding for Cancer Research. 

The AACR invites you to join us in imagining a world without cancer and, more importantly, we invite you to join us in making it happen.

Already registered? Follow the instructions on the right to convert your registration to the AACR Runners for Research team!

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM

With a minimum fundraising pledge of $150, your efforts will support critical lifesaving cancer research, as 88 cents of every dollar raised directly supports the groundbreaking work of the AACR. Learn about how to join us in the race against cancer and our amazing team benefits below.

JOIN OUR TEAM DURING REGISTRATION

Click on the AACR Runners for Research button below to register for the distance of your choice. Be sure to select the AACR Runners for Research registration category, followed by your preferred race. As you complete the registration form, you will have the opportunity to create and customize your fundraising page, as well as create/join a team.

Be sure to customize your fundraising page and share your WHY!

BENEFITS

All registered runners who meet the minimum $150 fundraising pledge (individually) will receive:

  • AACR Runners for Research tote bag
  • AACR Runners for Research tech t-shirt
  • Invitation to AACR Runners for Research Reception
  • Access to AACR Runners for Research race day tent, including private bag check

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING MILESTONES

$250: AACR Runners for Research Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt

$400: AACR Runners for Research Hat

$600: Race Reimbursement** & AACR Runners for Research Blanket

$800: AACR Runners for Research Quarter-Zip

$1,200: AACR Runners for Research Backpack

$2,000: AACR Runners for Research Jacket

The top individual fundraiser for race weekend will also receive:

  • Top Individual Fundraiser Award, presented at the AACR Runners for Research Reception
  • Race Weekend Hotel Accommodations (1 Room)
  • AACR Runners for Research team tent access passes for up to 5 guests*

*PLEASE NOTE: Onsite benefits are subject to change based on current local and state guidelines.

**In order to be eligible for the race reimbursement, please be sure that this option is selected upon setting up your fundraiser. This button is available on the “Become a fundraiser” set up page of the registration form.

TEAM FUNDRAISING

Join fundraising forces with your family and friends who are also participating in race weekend and create a team!

Team Divisions:

  • Small: 2-4 fundraisers
  • Medium: 5-10 fundraisers
  • Large: 11 or more fundraisers

The top team in each division will receive a Top Fundraising Team Award, presented at the AACR Runners for Research Reception.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive the benefits listed above, each team member must hit the minimum fundraising milestone on their individual fundraising page. Individual fundraising pages feed into the overall team page/team fundraising total.

ALREADY REGISTERED? CONVERT YOUR REGISTRATION!

Any registered runner can become a fundraiser after signing up.

  • Step 1: Sign in to RunSignup
  • Step 2: Go to your profile
  • Step 3: Click My Registered Races
  • Step 4: Click Manage Registration
  • Step 5: Click Fundraiser, join "AACR Runners for Research"

NOT PARTICIPATING BUT WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? DONATE!

Click HERE to make a donation to support lifesaving cancer research!