September 16, 2023

Participate in Saline, MI, or virtually from anywhere!

ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is excited to host the 10th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run, which will be held both virtually and in person at Saline High School Stadium in Michigan in September 2023 during Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is the foundation’s longest-running event.

The 10th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run has different ways to participate:

Interested in being a sponsor?

RunTough is in it’s 10th year for 2023. We are excited to offer the opportunity to be a sponsor for the foundation’s inaugural event! Contact Stephanie Stahl at for sponsorship opportunities.

RunTough Sponsor Info

RunTough for ChadTough

“RunTough for ChadTough” originated in 2014 when a group of neighbors in the Saline area came together in support of Chad Carr, a 3-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer called DIPG. Since then, RunTough alone has raised over $1.5 million for pediatric brain cancer research and inspired more than 13,000 registrants.

“RunTough will always hold a special place in our heart,” said co-founder Tammi Carr. “Our community surprised us within weeks of Chad’s diagnosis. The outpouring of support meant everything. We now hold the event around his birthday every year as a celebration of his life. And it has become the primary way we endure marking another year without him.”

Interested in being a RunTough sponsor? Contact