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Join AACR Runners for Research


Waive your race entry fee by joining the AACR Runners for Research team and raise awareness and critical funds to fight 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. 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.

Click our logo to register with the AACR Runners for Research team and invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join you. Corporate teams are welcome too!


When you join our team and reach the fundraising minimum (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 medals
  • Incentive prizes for top fundraisers in men’s/women’s categories
  • Virtual coaching tips
  • Free issue of Cancer Today Magazine

*Your registration fee goes towards your fundraising minimum: 5K – $125, Half Marathon – $250, Finding Cures Challenge – $325.

Bling Chasers – 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 a Tour Pass Holder?

You can still join team Runners for Research and your registration fee will be reimbursed after you reach your fundraising minimum.

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.




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 strategies, and
working with Congress and the National Institutes of Health to encourage the funding of active research on A-T by agencies of the U.S. government.

Children's Brain Tumor Family Foundation

The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation is built by families who have been united by tragedy. Frustrated by a lack of funding for research for inoperable brain tumors, these families have formed a foundation to support the research at the Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell. The project, led by Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jeff Greenfield, gives hope to the children and families facing the heartbreaking diagnosis of inoperable pediatric brain tumors. Determined to make a difference in the fight against these killers, the Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation is committed to raising awareness and funds for the Children’s Brain Tumor Project.

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society is a lay advocacy organization composed primarily of the parents of individuals with a chromosome 18 abnormality. We consist of three separate organizations located in the United States, Australia, and Europe, all with a common mission: To help people with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they may lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. We are proud to count among our members those who are affected by a chromosome 18 abnormality, extended family members, and professionals. Membership is open to any interested person. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt public charity.

Cure SMA

Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund groundbreaking research and provide families the support they need for today.

Richie's Spirit Foundation

Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund groundbreaking research and provide families the support they need for today.

Become a Charity

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