2017 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk


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 37,000 members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. This year our signature 5K will be held in Washington, D.C., as 20,000 cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather April 1 - 5 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 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!        


This year's honorary ambassador is Philadelphia Eagles safety and former DeMatha Catholic H.S. (Hyattsville, MD) star Rodney McLeod. 


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

110 Challenge: To celebrate the AACR’s upcoming 110th Anniversary, you can participate in the 110 Challenge by raising $110, 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: Friday, March 31, 3 - 7 p.m., Walter E. Washington Convention Center, AACR Annual Meeting Registration area.

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


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



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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.440.9300