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Join the AACR Runners for Research Team And Run To Save Lives!

Become part of a community that puts more meaning in their miles by raising funds for lifesaving cancer research.

Whether you’re planning to run the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, or the Rothman 8K, we invite you to join the AACR Runners for Research team!

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is on the front lines of the quest for new and innovative ways to understand, prevent, and cure cancer. We bring together the greatest minds in cancer science to defeat cancer. The AACR invites you to join us in imagining a world without cancer. 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 $100, 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!

TEAM BENEFITS

All registered runners who meet the minimum $100 fundraising pledge will receive:

* AACR Runners for Research tote bag

* AACR Runners for Research t-shirt

* Finding Cures Challenge medal

* Invitation to AACR Runners for Research Welcome Reception

* Access to local training runs, opportunities to run on behalf of the AACR in other local races (where entries are available), and fundraising tips and tricks!

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

When you hit the below fundraising goals, you are eligible to receive:

Marathon/Half Marathon

$200: Long-sleeved AACR Runners for Research tech shirt

$350: AACR Runners for Research hat

$500: Race reimbursement (up to $105 for marathon / $50 for half)*

$800: AACR Runners for Research hoodie

$1,000: AACR Runners for Research backpack

8k

$200: Long-sleeved AACR Runners for Research tech shirt

$300: AACR Runners for Research hat

$400: Race reimbursement (up to $35)*

$600: AACR Runners for Research hoodie

$800: Backpack

*In order to be eligible for the refund, 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 benefits

  • The team who raises the most funds will receive a designated team table at the Welcome Reception, as well as an award to be presented at the Welcome Reception.

Are you already registered for a Philadelphia Marathon weekend event, and would like to join the team?

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"