This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run began as a community run in Saline, MI to uplift the Carr family and raise funds for unknown medical expenses shortly after Chad’s diagnosis. It has become a major event in honor of kids all around the country! With additional efforts in honor of Owen Petrzelka in the Chicago area and Colt DelVerne in Ohio, it’s easier than ever to participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and make a real difference in the fight against the most lethal form, brain cancer.

There are 3 ways to register for this year’s RunTough:

RunTough for Chad

11th Annual RunTough for ChadTough Defeat DIPG
Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Sep 29, 2024 in Saline, MI

or VIRTUALLY from anywhere.

This family-friendly 5K and 1M Fun Run is the foundation’s longest running event, bringing together families, both locally and across the world, to raise money for childhood brain cancer research. In celebration of Chad Carr’s September 26th birthday, who passed away at the age of 5, participants can enjoy a fun-filled morning in Saline, MI, including a Family Fun Zone and Tot Race, free for kids 5 and under.

Packet Pickup: TBD

Interested in being a sponsor?

Contact Stephanie Stahl at stephanie@chadtough.org for sponsorship opportunities.

RunTough for Owen

5th Annual RunTough for Team Owen

Join VIRTUALLY from anywhere.

+ Petrzelka/Shaker Block Party in Chicago!

This run is virtual, so you can run wherever and whenever you like, in honor of Owen Petrzelka, who passed away at the age of 6. Local to Chicago? Join the fun at a block party in Oak Park, IL on September 28, 2024, hosted by the Petrzelka/Shaker family.

RunTough for Colt

6th Annual RunTough for ColtStrong

Sylvania, OH

or VIRTUALLY from anywhere.

This family-friendly 5K and 1M Fun Run will bring together families, both locally and around the country, to raise money for childhood brain cancer research. In celebration of Colt DelVerne, who passed away at the age of 10, participants who wish to join the DelVerne family can gather for a fun-filled morning at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH.