Have you been searching for a way to raise money for cancer research but didn't know where to start? Is the thought of hosting your own fundraiser a bit daunting? Are you short on time but big on motivation? The AACR Foundation has just the solution!

How AACR Runners for Research Works

Taking part in raising money and awareness for cancer research has never been easier. As a potential participant in an AACR Runners for Research fundraiser, you would visit our upcoming Events page to see what fundraising activities will be in your area. If an upcoming event is of interest to you, simply click on the event logo/icon for additional details on how to sign up and start your own fundraising page to raise money for AACR's cancer research efforts. And invite a friend to run and raise money with you – running is better with a buddy! 



  • VIP entry into any of our races
  • AACR Runners for Research free gifts
  • Incentive prizes for reaching fundraising goals
  • Camaraderie
  • A healthier, active lifestyle
  • Networking
  • The latest news on upcoming AACR events

Join the AACR Runners for Research and choose to participate in a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Relay, or Triathlon around the country. You can even participate as a Virtual Runner or create your own event.

Take Action

Contact us if you'd like more information or to join the Runners for Research team, or join the AACR Runners for Research Facebook group.

Also, follow our Events page to stay informed about exciting events and activities with the AACR Foundation.


Runner's Stories

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

AACR Runners for Research team ambassador Krista Holmes reflects on how research has led to an improved prognosis for many children diagnosed with cancer.   Read more.

After Radiation, a Run for Research

Tanya Hall's treatment for breast cancer gave her a newfound appreciation for the way research has transformed cancer care . Read more.

Passionate About Supporting Cancer Research

Having seen the impact of cancer on her family, Abby Floyd is passionate about raising awareness and supporting research. Read more.

Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Thriver is Running for Research

Diagnosed in 2009 with metastatic colorectal cancer, Teri Griege has continued to participate in endurance athletics and is an AACR Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon ambassador. Read more.

Running Around the Country for Research

Breast cancer survivor Elena Debler finds fun, camaraderie in races. Read more.

Running "For Those Battling Cancer Who Cannot"

After her initial shock at being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma, Lynn Seuberling used exercise to help herself through her treatment. Read more.

Mantle Cell Lymphoma Survivor Runs for Research

After being diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Jim Newton turned his passion for long-distance running into a quest to support cancer research. Read more.

Running Against Cancer

Running to improve his health and support a worthy cause, Luis Blanco joined the AACR Runners for Research team. Read more.

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

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