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Race For Hope DC

The brain tumor community will come together on May 5, 2024, in the nation’s capital for a 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. The Race for Hope DC 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 April 5, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase on March 1, 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 April 5, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after April 5, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day:

Event Schedule

7:00 AM – Registration/Packet Pickup opens on Freedom Plaza
8:40 AM – Opening Remarks and Survivor Tribute
9:00 AM – 5K Start
10:00 AM – Kids Fun Run
10:30 AM – Closing Ceremony – Rachel Rabinovitz Impact Award and Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Triumph of the Spirit Award presentations, fundraising and running award winners

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, but please leave your furry friends at home. Service animals are allowed. For the little ones, we will have a Kids Fun Run after the 5K (75 yard dash) where all participants will receive a medal. Please be sure to register all children who wish to participate. Water will be available at the halfway point of the 5K and at Freedom Plaza, along with ice cream and light snacks.
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5K Course Map
Parking near Freedom Plaza

Hotel Room Blocks:
Coming Soon

Wall of Hope

The Wall of Hope is a tribute displayed on Freedom Plaza on event day. You are invited to contribute a photo of your loved one you participate for. We honor brain tumor survivors and those we’ve sadly lost.
Information on how to submit your photo is below.

Wall of Hope photo submission guidelines:

  • One Wall of Hope entry allowed per honoree
  • Photo/collage size cannot exceed 8″X10″ when printed
  • Name your file with the name of the person in the photo
  • Please email submissions to with Wall of Hope as your email subject line. You will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, April 21.

If you would like us to use a submission from the 2023 Wall of Hope, please email with your name and the name of your honoree and we will check for your entry.

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.

Team and Individual Fundraising Incentives

Individual Fundraising Prizes:


Team Fundraising Prize:

All teams who raise $5000 or more by April 19, 2024, will earn a team highlight slide on the Jumbotron!

Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Rachel's Racers $9,846.22
2 Eric's Epic Endurance Crew $5,194.60
3 Adam's Army $2,725.00
4 Team Incredibles $2,551.00
5 Matthew Muench's Team $1,917.64
6 JBWarriors $1,535.00
7 Team Nitin — In memory of Sunder / Raj $1,110.00
8 All for Pamela Sue and Dana $1,085.00
9 David Cook's Team for a Cure $810.30
10 Quigg Strong $560.83
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Katherine Savits $9,479.72
2 Karen Turner $2,471.00
3 Matthew Muench $1,917.64
4 David Moats $1,624.64
5 Heidi Tripp $1,202.41
6 JMo $1,152.30
7 Jamie Sansverie $1,108.00
8 Chris Chew $834.25
9 Brady Quigg $560.83
10 Rachel Gallagher $552.34

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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: or 617.863.8345.

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