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About the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

As the charity partner for the Philadelphia Marathon, the AACR is committed to increasing the community’s health and well-being, as research shows that leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of cancer. We hope that you were able to tun in to NBC10 and Telemundo62 on Tuesday, November 19 for Progress and Promise Against Cancer, where 20 AACR-member experts answered your cancer questions.

Registration for Marathon weekend in now closed, but you can still support the AACR by donating to help the AACR defeat cancer or signing up for AACR Runners for Research if you are participating in Marathon Weekend.

Become part of a community that makes each run count by raising funds for cancer research. We welcome you to join the AACR Runners for Research team for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, or the Rothman 8K! The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) works every day to understand, prevent, and cure all types of cancer by promoting research, supporting scientists, and raising awareness for the more than 200 types of cancer. Learn about our amazing team benefits and fundraising prizes below.

JOIN OUR TEAM DURING REGISTRATION

As you go through the registration process for any race, you will find a step with an option to “Become a Fundraiser.” As you scroll down this page, you either create or join a team as well, and then you will have the ability to customize your fundraising page. And we’re here to help you along the way with fundraising tips!

You can also get your colleagues to join the Comcast Business Corporate Challenge and unite for cancer research as an organization.  Simply check the registration box to add your company to the Comcast Business Corporate Challenge and encourage your colleagues to join you in raising funds for the American Association for Cancer Research through AACR Runners for Research.

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. You simply need to log in to your RunSignup profile, click Manage Registration for the Philadelphia Marathon, and then Fundraiser. You'll be able to create a page from there.

Team Benefits:

All registered runners will receive:

  • AACR Runners for Research bag
  • AACR Runners for Research Tee shirt
  • AACR Runners for Research (heated) team tent access with bag check, snacks, changing pod, etc.
  • Finding Cures Challenge Medal
  • One (1) entry into the AACR Runners for Research lottery for a space on the team at the 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Fundraising Prizes:

  • The top three participants to raise over $1,500 will receive one (1) guaranteed entry to the 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
  • For every $100 you raise you will earn one (1) additional entry into the lottery for a space on the AACR Runners for Research team at the 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
  • When you fundraise the below amount, you will be eligible to win the corresponding prizes!

Marathon and Half Marathon Runners
$125 - Performance T-Shirt
$300 - Moisture Wicking Running Hat
$500 - Race Reimbursement ($105 for marathon, $50 for half)
$800 - AACR Runners for Research Hoodie
$1,000 - AACR Runners for Research Backpack

8K Runners
$100 - Performance T-Shirt
$200 - Moisture Wicking Running hat
$400 - Race Reimbursement ($35)
$600 - AACR Runners for Research Hoodie
$800 - AACR Runners for Research Backpack

Support Cancer Research

Funds raised support the AACR and cancer research, where 88 cents of every dollar goes to support lifesaving cancer research for more than 200 types of cancer.

Questions? We’re here to help!

Email [email protected] or call 844-385-2064.
Learn more at www.aacrfoundation.org

Register for the AACR Runners for Research Team and Run to Save Lives!