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Southern California Brain Tumor Walk & Race

The Southern California Brain Tumor community will come together on April 20, 2024, for a 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. The Southern California 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 March 20, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase 30 days before event day, and again on event week.

  • Event Week Adult Walker – $50
  • Event Week Youth Walker (12 and under) – $10
  • Timed Runner – Registration closed
  • Youth Timed Runner – Registration closed
  • Volunteer – Registration closed

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 March 20, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after March 20, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day:

Event Schedule

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration is open for runners and walkers
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Event Program & Celebration of Life
9:30 a.m. – RACE begins
9:35 a.m. – WALK begins
10:45-11:00 a.m. – Top Fundraising Awards and Race 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, strollers, and leashed pets are welcome.

Questions? Email us at socalinfo@braintumor.org.

View a walkthrough of our venue at Griffith Park!

Parking: on-site parking available at the park

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 May 4th 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:

Every team who raises $500 by April 1 will qualify for will receive a personalized “In Honor” or “In Memory” Mission Sign, featuring the name and photo of your loved one. Signs will be displayed on the course at the event. 
Every team who raises $10,000 by April 10 will qualify for 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 Team Nate-Dawg $14,284.53
2 Loving Laurie $11,420.89
3 Grey Matters $9,056.13
4 TEAM FRONK $8,996.63
5 Miles for Melanie $7,122.37
6 GCAR Glioma Getters $6,280.23
7 Christina’s Super Squad $4,655.06
8 BK’s Tough Cookies Crew $3,834.95
9 Pink Bragade $2,898.39
10 Team USC $2,813.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Roxy Striar $10,105.39
2 Jessica Lee Palmer $6,221.13
3 Dean Fronk $4,734.92
4 Gina Hendrick $4,562.00
5 Brigid Kelly $2,602.06
6 Melanie Fielder Andrews $2,505.25
7 Allisyn Ruttle $2,265.13
8 Catherine Strauss $2,161.39
9 Cristian Bento $2,095.30
10 Christina Ellis $1,872.81

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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: partnerships@braintumor.org or 617.863.8345.

Sponsorship Opportunities Email us

For more information about the Southern California Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your Regional Director, Suzanne Isbell at SoCalinfo@braintumor.org.

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