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.

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Fundraising Groups

A-T Children's Project

To encourage and support excellent laboratory research which will accelerate the discovery of a cure or possible therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia by:
– Awarding competitive research grants to top scientists using a
peer-review board comprised of top scientists and physicians
– Organizing and sponsoring workshops and symposiums in order to
encourage cooperation among laboratories and to generate new
research and strategies

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.

Children's Brain Tumor Family Foundation

To raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors and support the Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell.

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society

To help people with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they may leap happy, healthy, and productive lives. We are proud to count among our members those are affected by a chromosome 18 abnormality, extended family members, and professionals. Our work is supported by memberships and donations from individuals and charitable organizations. We have met the strict criteria for fiscal responsibility by the Combined Federal Campaign.

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.

Detective Christopher Jones Foundation

This Foundation’s purpose is to continue the legacy of a man who was truly dedicated to his country and community. The basis by which Christopher Jones lived his life included citizenship, patriotism, loyalty, integrity and honor. These attributes should be demonstrated in the students who are applying for the Criminal Justice Scholarship in the hopes to help develop another devoted community servant like Detective Jones.

Dravet Syndrome Foundation

The mission of Dravet 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.

Learning Ally

Promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.

Richie's Spirit Foundation

To promote organ donation to people of all ages through education awareness programs, grants to honor Richie’s memory, and inspiring others to live life with positive spirit.

The calliope Joy Foundation

In 2013, we started selling cupcakes for $1 each to help children with leukodystrophy. That bake sale has grown into Cal’s Cupcake Challenge, and the funds we raised established the nation’s first Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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: