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Join AACR Runners for Research

Please join us for this special race to raise money and awareness for the more than 200 types of childhood and adult cancer. As a member of the AACR Runners for Research team, your dollars go towards funding the most promising cancer research.

Click our logo to team up with us on October 31, 2015 at the American Association for Cancer Research Rock and Roll ½ Marathon in Philadelphia, PA. Invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join you. Corporate teams are welcome.

Go to the AACR Event Page to register and fundraise for the American Association for Cancer Research-Runners for Research.


There is no cost to run with us, but when you join our team and fundraise a minimum of $200.00, (which includes your free race registration)* you will receive fantastic perks and opportunities for prizes including:

  • AACR Runners for Research racing shirt and goodie bag
  • AACR Runners for Research Rock ‘n’ Roll commemorative medal
  • Incentive prizes for top fundraisers in men’s/women’s categories
  • Prize for most creative costume (individual)
  • Prize for most creative costume (couple)
  • Prize for most creative team (4-12) people
  • Camaraderie
  • Virtual coaching tips
  • A healthier, active lifestyle
  • Networking
  • The ability to have fun while supporting the research for more than 200 childhood and adult cancers
  • The latest news on upcoming AACR events
  • Free issue of Cancer Today Magazine

*Race registration is reimbursed after you reach your $200 fundraising minimum.

Interested in more Runners for Research events and cancer research information?

Fill out the sign-up form so that we can keep you informed about exciting events and activities with the AACR Foundation. E-mail the form back when you’re done, and we’ll send you the latest issue of Cancer Today magazine, the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Donations are workplace giving and workplace match eligible – where applicable.


Make every step count. Fundraise for your favorite cause.

Rock ‘n’ roll has always been a way to express your self and connect with others. To say, “This is who I am. This is who we are.” To rage against the things that you know in your heart need to change. To begin a movement.

Since 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll runners have raised over $310 million for hundreds Charity Partners. When we visit Philadelphia, we strive to leave behind lasting change by giving our participants the chance to make a real difference by raising money for local and national causes they care about.

Your cause is the Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

We’ve teamed up with everydayhero so all our runners can make every step count and fundraise for their favorite charity.   It’s simple. When you register, pick the charity you’d like to fundraise for, create your page and set a goal. Then do your thing.

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This year, we’ve set a big goal: One Year. 17 cities. 450,000 runners. $10 million raised.

This is your call to greatness. Turn your Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon into a fundraiser for the charity of your choice. Because if you run that’s great. If you run ‘n’ raise, you ROCK!

Are you a charity interested in getting involved in a bigger way?

Learn more about EveryDay Hero or Submit a Charity Partner Application


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