Join AACR Runners for Research

Chance to earn 5 Medals and free race entry!

Team up with the AACR Runners for Research at the 2016 AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia 5K & Half Marathon to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. We also need volunteers for the Expo and on race day.

As a member of the AACR Runners for Research team, your dollars go towards funding the most promising cancer research to find cures for the more than 200 diseases we know as cancer.

The AACR is the first and largest cancer research organization in the world, founded in 1907 and headquartered right here in Philadelphia. With more than 35,000 members, we are behind every advancement in cancer science for more than 100 years.

Invite your colleagues, friends and family to join you. Corporate teams are welcome too!

When you join our team and reach fundraising milestones, you will receive fantastic perks and opportunities for more prizes including:

• AACR Runners for Research racing shirt, goodie bag, hoodie & backpack
• Free race entry
• Prizes for top fundraisers in men’s/women’s categories

Earn 5 Medals!
Compete in the Finding Cures Challenge by completing both the Half and 5K to earn 5 medals: 5K, ½ Marathon, Remix Challenge, Heart of Rock ’n’ Roll Charity Medal, AACR Charity Medal.

Already registered with Rock ‘n’ Roll or are you a Tour Pass Holder?
You can still join the AACR Runners for Research and your registration fee will be reimbursed once you have confirmed registration with AACR.

Interested in more Runners for Research events and cancer research information?
Complete the information sheet so we can keep you informed about exciting events and activities with the AACR Foundation. When you email the form to, we’ll send you a free issue of Cancer Today magazine, the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Want to double your donation?
Ask your employer about Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving Campaigns.

Donate to the AACR

Fundraising Groups

Bringing Hope Home

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through our Light of Hope Family Grant Program, we offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the greater Philadelphia Area.

Cure SMA

Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and we provide families the support they need for today.

Dravet Syndrome Foundation

The mission of DFravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) is to aggressively raise research funds for Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies; to increase awareness of these catastrophic conditions; and to provide support to affected individuals and families .

Heifer Project International

Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

The International 22q11.2 Foundation

Improving the quality of life for individuals affected by the 22q11.2 syndromes through family and professional partnerships.

Become a Charity

To sign up your charity to fundraise through a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event, please complete the charity application below: