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Date(s) - 09/28/2019
NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
Saline High School
1300 Campus Parkway, Saline
Disclosure: ChadTough has sponsored this event listing of RunTough
The 6th Annual RunTough for ChadTough event is Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Saline High School from 8:30-11:00 am. The local, family-friendly event includes a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun-Run.
If you can’t make the race, you can sign up as a Virtual Runner – or challenge your out of town family and friends to join in. Every single state is represented with at least one “runner”. Virtual runners will receive a ChadTough t-shirt and are encouraged to share a photo on the day of the run.
“The virtual run has become an incredible show of support for pediatric brain cancer and helps us spread awareness beyond Washtenaw County,” said ChadTough Foundation Co-Founder Tammi Carr. “It’s a great way for supporters to get a ChadTough t-shirt and also support pediatric brain cancer research”.
The ChadTough Foundation® raises research dollars and awareness for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Chad Carr, the foundation’s namesake, passed away after a 14-month battle with DIPG on Nov. 23, 2015.
Chad would have been nine years old this September 26th. This annual event “is a visual recognition of what Chad’s legacy has done to raise awareness of the need for more funding to find a cure for this monstrous disease,” said Tammi.
The inaugural RunTough event was held in 2014, just weeks after Chad was diagnose. It brought together 500 runners and raised $15,000. This year the event is expected to break the $1 million mark and have more than 10,000 participants throughout every state across America.
RunTough Celebrity Sightings
This year’s Saline event will feature photo opportunities following the race. Available for photos: former
University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, HGTV’s Nicole Curtis, and U of M Baseball’s Erik Bakick. Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Laith Al-Saadi will kick off the event by singing the National Anthem.
RunTough Event Schedule
Friday, September 27
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm Packet pick-up
Saturday, September 28
- 7:30 am Registration and packet pick-up
- 8:30 am Opening Ceremonies
- 9:00 am Run begins
- 11:00am End of activities
RunTough Registration Prices
Prices are set through September 26.
- 5K Race – $45
- 1 Mile Fun Run – $30
- Toddler 1 Mile Fun Run – $5 (ages 5 & under)
- Virtual Race – $30
Prices will increase on Friday, September 27
- 5K Race – $50
- 1 Mile Fun Run – $35
- Toddler 1 Mile Fun Run – $5
- Virtual Race – $30
Additional Race Opportunities
In addition to the Saline race and virtual race option, ChadTough partner families will also be hosting events. Amanda and Tom Ruddy will hold a race in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Sept. 29 to honor their son, Tommy. Tommy Ruddy passed away after an 11-week battle with DIPG on Nov. 3, 2016. Jeff and Shannon DelVerne will host an informal gathering at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH in honor of their son Colt who lost is battle with DIPG on November 26, 2018.
Individuals also have the option to become a fundraiser, even if they are not registered for the race. Fundraisers can then earn ChadTough gear based on dollars raised. “Winning these prizes means continuing to spread awareness for the foundation and pediatric brain cancer,” said Tammi Carr.
Fundraising prizes include:
- $100 for ChadTough water bottle
- $250 for ChadTough canvas tote
- $500 for ChadTough tumbler set
- $1,000 for ChadTough cooler
- $2,500 for Invitation for 4 to the annual ChadTough VIP Reception
Additional information can be found at chadtough.org/runtough.
- Event Website: https://chadtough.org/runtough
- Organizer: Chad Tough Foundation
- Organizer Phone: Not Provided
- Organizer Email: Not Provided
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