ChadTough Defeat DIPG Signature Events

May 2024

Superhero Sprint & 6K

Participate virtually from anywhere!

The Superhero Sprint & 6K race was created in honor of Michael Mosier, who battled DIPG for 8.5 months before passing away in May 2015. This year, 2024, will be the 9th annual event to honor Michael and all the superheroes that we have lost to DIPG, are currently fighting, or will be diagnosed in the future. This race is hosted virtually every year in May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month. You can join wherever you are and participate in anyway you desire — walk, run, bike, or whatever you want! The best part is you can do it alone or gather a group of people who enjoy raising funds for DIPG together!

September 2024

RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run

Participate in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, or virtually from anywhere, anytime in September!

“RunTough for ChadTough” originated in 2014 to support the Carr family just weeks after Chad Carr was diagnosed with DIPG. RunTough is held every September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate Chad’s birthday. With additional efforts in honor of Owen Petrzelka in the Chicago area and Colt DelVerne in Ohio, it’s easier than ever to make a real difference in the fight to #DefeatDIPG. To date, RunTough has raised over $2.5 million to support the foundation’s mission, inspired more than 18,000 registrants, and is still going strong!

Community Races Benefiting ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation

May 4, 2024

I Ran the D

Detroit, MI

I Ran the D is organized by Bally Sports Detroit with ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation as their charity of choice. Between the 2022 and 2023 events, Bally’s has donated over $127K to ChadTough from this amazing Detroit race! We are excited to again be the 2024 charity and to partner with such an amazing team at Bally’s Sports Detroit again this year! If you love Detroit and ChadTough… this is the event for you! Registration is open!

May 19, 2024

4th Annual Run for Raegan

Plantation, FL

The Mize family, one of our ChadTough Defeat DIPG Family Partners, started Run for Raegan virtually in May 2020 in honor of their daughter while she was still fighting the monster that is DIPG. After Raegan passed away in November 2020, it became an in-person event the following May and is now in its 4th year. Registration will open soon!

November 28, 2024

Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

In Ann Arbor, MI, every Thanksgiving!

The Ann Arbor Turkey Trot is a morning full of fun before your big Thanksgiving Day feast! You will see crazy outfits and costumes, and people of all ages running. There are fun age group awards, photos with “Turkey Tom” and Santa, and even hot cocoa and cookies at the finish line! This is a great way to kick off the holiday season while raising funds for ChadTough. We are so grateful for the continued partnership with our friends at the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot! Join us this upcoming year!