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Colorado Brain Tumor Walk & Race

The Colorado brain tumor community will come together on September 28, 2024 for a 5K walk/run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of patients with brain tumors and their families. The Colorado Brain Tumor Walk & Race is a family-friendly event for all ages! Join us for a morning of celebration, remembrance and hope. Your community is here. Let’s discover a cure, together.

Join us:

In-person participation options include an event t-shirt if you register prior to August 28, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase on August 28, 2024, and again on event week.

  • Walker – $25
  • Timed Runner– $35
  • Youth Walker (12 and under) – $5
  • Youth Timed Runner (12 and under) – $15
  • Volunteer – FREE

New in 2024

Virtual Participant – FREE registration for those who are unable to attend the event in person. Event t-shirts will be mailed to all virtual participants who raise $75 or more by August 28, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after August 18, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day:

Event Schedule

9:30 a.m. – Stage program
9:45 a.m. – Celebration of life ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Run starts
10:05 a.m. – Walk starts
11:00 a.m. – Closing program and awards

For the walk/run, participants have the choice to run the 5K as a timed participant, untimed runner, or walk at your own pace. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. For the little ones, we will have a bounce house and poster making station. Light refreshments will be available onsite.
Questions? Email us at COinfo@braintumor.org.

Team and Individual Fundraising Incentives

Fundraising for the brain tumor community takes real commitment to our cause, so we want to celebrate your successes.

Commemorative Pin

New in 2024, our NBTS Accelerator Club will recognize event participants like you driving brain tumor breakthroughs forward through your fundraising efforts. The more you raise, the more additional prizes you can earn. By raising $250 or more on your personal fundraising page by event day, you will become part of the NBTS Accelerator Club.

$250 – Accelerator: By raising $250 or more on your personal fundraising page by event day, you will become part of the NBTS Accelerator Club and receive exclusive benefits, including:

  • 2024 Accelerator Pin. Wear it at your event to raise awareness and share pride in your fundraising efforts
  • Recognition at registration and packet pickup
  • A Digital Accelerator Badge on your personal fundraising page

$5,000 – Changemaker 
In addition to the Accelerator Club benefits, you will also receive:

  • VIP Fast Lane at day-of event registration and t-shirt pickup
  • Changemaker lanyard
  • Verbal recognition at the event by the event emcee
  • Changemakers will be highlighted on social media

$10,000 – Groundbreaker 
In addition to the Accelerator Club Benefits, you will also receive:

  • VIP Fast Lane at day-of event registration and t-shirt pickup
  • Groundbreakers will be recognized on stage at your event!
  • Groundbreaker medal
  • Groundbreakers will be highlighted on social media

Additional Individual Fundraising Prizes:
Achieve one of the milestones listed below by October 12 and your prize will be mailed directly to your home post-event.

  • Raise $750 – $1,499 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS ballcap
  • Raise $1,500 – $4,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS fleece 1/4 Zip Pullover
  • Raise $5,000-$9,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS backpack
  • Raise $10,000+ on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS rain jacket
Team Fundraising Prize:

All teams who raise $10,000 or more by August 28, will earn a team tent on event day!

Fundraising Resources & Help Desk:

National Brain Tumor Society wants to make sure you are successful in your fundraising efforts. Equip yourself with these curated fundraising resources to maximize your impact.

Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Sharing Hope $18,435.78
2 Brave Like Meg $1,085.00
3 Bang Bang Gang $700.00
4 EAM Rzrs $525.00
5 Shira’s Survivors $429.56
6 Team Cogger $325.00
7 To many headers $166.50
8 Max’s Minions $80.00
9 Better Brains Bloc $75.00
10 Life After Bob $75.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Russell Bruce $17,225.78
2 Mandy Cohara $1,055.00
3 Larry Meadows $525.00
4 Ashira Jones $304.56
5 Alexa Burke $125.00
6 Shannon Fisher $76.50
7 Matthew Howell $75.00
8 Tmapps $50.00
9 Clare Gaudette $35.00
10 Diane Scafaria $25.00

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Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Sharing Hope $18,435.78
2 Brave Like Meg $1,085.00
3 Bang Bang Gang $700.00
4 EAM Rzrs $525.00
5 Shira’s Survivors $429.56
6 Team Cogger $325.00
7 To many headers $166.50
8 Max’s Minions $80.00
9 Better Brains Bloc $75.00
10 Life After Bob $75.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Russell Bruce $17,225.78
2 Mandy Cohara $1,055.00
3 Larry Meadows $525.00
4 Ashira Jones $304.56
5 Alexa Burke $125.00
6 Shannon Fisher $76.50
7 Matthew Howell $75.00
8 Tmapps $50.00
9 Clare Gaudette $35.00
10 Diane Scafaria $25.00

Register and start fundraising early to qualify for some great prizes! Achieve one of the milestones listed below and your prize will be mailed directly to your home following this year’s event.

New in 2023! Anyone who raised $250 by event day will earn a NBTS drawstring back that you will be able to pick up with your event t-shirt at packet pick up or event day!

You have until one month following the event to achieve your fundraising milestone. The fundraising deadline to qualify for the remaining fundraising prizes is October 20. (Prizes are not cumulative. You will be given the option of what incentive you would like based on your fundraising total as of the deadline provided and prizes will be shipped to you directly.)

Individual Fundraising Prizes:

  • Raise $250 on your personal fundraising page by event day to earn a NBTS drawstring bag
  • Raise $750 – $1,499 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS long-sleeve moisture-wicking performance tee
  • Raise $1,500 – $4,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS quarter zip sweatshirt
  • Raise $5,000-$9,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS fleece zip up
  • Raise $10,000+ on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS duffel bag

Volunteer Roles

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer on event day! Volunteers at pre-race events and on Event Day are essential to the event’s success. There is no charge to register as a volunteer and all registered volunteers receive a special volunteer t-shirt. In addition, you can volunteer on your own or as part of a team.

Volunteer Planning Committee

It’s never too early to begin planning. Join the group of amazing volunteers that lend their time and talents year after year to help us plan and add to the event, making it better and better each year.

As an event sponsor, your organization will connect with the brain tumor community on a platform that will enable meaningful and enduring impact for both your brand and our mission. Sponsorship will allow your organization to make a difference in the lives of millions.

2023 Colorado Brain Tumor Walk & Race Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact partnerships@braintumor.org or 617.863.8345.

COVID protocols

As NBTS continues the return to in-person events around the country, we want you to know that the safety and well being of our staff and volunteers is our top priority. We encourage those in attendance to educate themselves of the health risks associated with attending mass gatherings and know that we will be offering virtual opportunities for engagement for those members of our community who opt out of attending. Masks will remain optional at this time, but are encouraged for the immunocompromised or “at-risk” members of our community. If you have been recently exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting any symptoms, we do ask that you refrain from attending. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you in person in 2023!

All NBTS events are rain or shine and will not have a cancellation date due to inclement weather. Events will only be canceled if weather conditions are unsafe for participants to attend (i.e. lightning, dangerous winds).

Checks should be made payable to: National Brain Tumor Society. Send donations to: National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 006, Newton, MA 02458. Download a printable donation form to include with your donation. If applicable, the memo line of the check should include the name of the individual or team that you want credited for the donation.

Many employers offer to match gifts made by their philanthropic employees. Whether you donate to the National Brain Tumor Society through direct mail, in person at an event, or online, check with your Human Resources Department to see whether your company participates.
If your company is eligible, follow these easy steps to watch your impact double:

  1. Request a matching gift form from your employer
  2. Send the completed and signed form to:
    National Brain Tumor Society
    Attn: NBTS Giving
    55 Chapel Street Suite 006
    Newton, MA 02458
    Checks should be payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. Include event name or event participant in the memo line.

    National Brain Tumor Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 04-3068130.

You can register all members of your household, including other adults, all at once. When you get to the last stage of the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to register other members of your household. Select “yes,” and the registration process will continue without requiring additional email addresses. Family registration must be done at the time of initial registration.

Yes, anyone who intends to walk/run needs to be registered for the event.

Yes, virtual participation is available for all NBTS events. Choose “Virtual Participation” during registration, and you can participate from afar.

Yes, contactless registration will be available online as a “Day Of” participant using the event website or the QR code scannable at the Packet Pickup/Registration tent onsite. No cash or check payments will be accepted for on-site registration. Event T Shirts are not guaranteed for “Day Of” registrations.

Volunteering at an NBTS event is FREE and a vital part of our events. Choose Volunteer as your participant type. We will contact you after you register to choose your volunteer duty.

If you wish to walk/run and volunteer pre or post event, register as a walker or runner and contact your Regional Director to let them know you also would like to volunteer!

Event t-shirts will be available for pickup at any available early packet pickup events the week of the event or on event day. Registrants who sign up in the last 30 days prior to the event are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

No ID is necessary to pick up your event shirts and race bibs.

You will have until 30 days after the event to fundraise to earn an incentive. You will be contacted by your Regional Director via email to confirm your item and shipping information. All items will be mailed to homes in the few months following your event. Please see the incentives section on the event website for the full list of prizes available.

Yes, as an event sponsor or company team, your company will connect with the brain tumor community on a platform that will enable a meaningful and enduring impact for both your brand and our mission. Contact partnerships@braintumor.org for more information.

Yes, you can click the “Fundraise on Facebook” button. This will link your fundraising for your event to your Facebook page, allowing you to solicit donations directly on Facebook. You do not want to launch a Facebook fundraiser directly on Facebook, as it will not be linked back to your event participation. Contact your Regional Director if you need assistance.

Yes! You can download the Brain Tumor Events mobile app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. The app lets you update your personal fundraising page, solicit donations from friends and family and track your fundraising progress right from your phone!

We will have water and light refreshments available for event participants. Please feel free to bring your own if you have certain dietary restrictions.

Funds raised benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. NBTS unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites the brain tumor community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers. Information on how your fundraiser dollars makes an impact can be found here: https://braintumor.org/about-us/our-impact/

Event Sponsorship

As an event sponsor, your organization will connect with the brain tumor community on a platform that will enable meaningful and enduring impact for both your brand and our mission. Sponsorship will allow your organization to make a difference in the lives of millions.

For more information, please contact: partnerships@braintumor.org or 617.863.8345.

Sponsorship Opportunities Email us

For more information about the Colorado Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your Regional Director, Suzanne Isbell at sisbell@braintumor.org or 848-218-2493.

Thank you to our sponsors & media partners


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