2018 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk

Join us on April 14, 2018

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Whether you're a walker or a runner, team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to advance lifesaving cancer research.

Members of the AACR Runners for Research team participate in races around the country to support the AACR and our more than 40,000 members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. This year our signature 5K will be held in Chicago, IL, as 20,000 cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather April 14 - 18 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2018 to discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer.

Join the fun and support an important cause at the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk!

Compete for top fundraising and team prizes. You’ll also receive an AACR Runners for Research 5K shirt and goodie bag!

Finding Cures Challenge: To celebrate the AACR’s 111 years serving the cancer research community, participate in the Finding Cures Challenge by raising $111, and you’ll receive a Finding Cures medal.

Virtual Runners: If you can't make the race in person, sign up as a virtual runner and raise funds for the AACR from wherever you are. Join the AACR Runners for Research team today!

Pre-registration and Packet Pick-up: TBD

Not a runner or a walker? Volunteer!

We need your help in all aspects of the race. Join the AACR volunteer team. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Distribute water to 5K participants
  • Provide support at the start and finish line
  • Assist with registration the morning of the race
  • Cheer on participants at various mile markers

Please make sure to reference the Annual Meeting 5K in the Volunteer Form.


To learn more about AACR Runners for Research, email together@aacrfoundation.org or call toll free at (844) 385-2064.


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Quick Stats

$290.00 Raised
36 Participants