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Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race

New in 2022!

The Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race community will be walking and running in person on November 5, 2022. After two years of coming together virtually, we look forward to being physically together, once again, for our annual event. Virtual participant and programming options will still be available for those interested or unable to attend in-person.

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Event Details

November 5, 2022
Registration opens at 7:30 AM
Walk/Race starts at 9 AM
Walk distance at 3.1 mi/5K

If you are unable to attend in person, register as a virtual participant and additional details on how to participate virtually on event weekend are coming soon! 

Registration Options

Registration fees will increase slightly in the 30 days leading up the event and again on event week.
Youth registration options are 17 and under.

  • Adult Runner – $35
  • Adult Walker – $25
  • Youth Runner – $15
  • Youth Walker – $5
  • Adult Virtual Participant – $25
  • Youth Virtual Participant – $5

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Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Spain’s Brain Train $22,096.05
2 Insane in the Membrane/ Ali’s Warriors $2,080.00
3 DEAN’S DREAM TEAM $2,028.00
4 Noëlle’s Symphony $1,466.89
5 Eff Jerry $1,345.89
6 LeeStrong $1,225.00
7 LiveNOW $850.00
8 Reynolds Team $605.00
9 Betty’s Brain Train $439.14
10 Brian’s Grey Matters $200.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Josh Spain $15,035.00
2 Gary Ingram $1,903.00
3 Ali Smith $1,075.00
4 Ashlee Loughan $700.00
5 Alice-Cole Reynolds $605.00
6 Rob Stephens $555.00
7 Cathy Feltes $514.50
8 Jarrett Stephens $325.00
9 Christine Smith $275.00
10 Sandra Hundley $275.00

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.

You have until one month following the event to achieve your fundraising milestone. The fundraising deadline to qualify for fundraising prizes is December 5. (Prizes are not cumulative. You will be given the option of which 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 $500 – $999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS Winter Beanie
  • Raise $1,000-$2,499 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS long-sleeved tee
  • Raise $2,500 – $4,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS branded full zip hoodie
  • Raise $5,000+ on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS branded puffy vest

Team Fundraising Prizes:

  • Raise $1,500 as a team by Monday, October 24, at 9 am, and receive a Mission Mile Sign with your loved one’s name and photo.
  • The Top 5 Teams by Friday, November 4, at noon, will receive a designated Team Tent on site on event day.

Volunteers are essential to the Virginia Tumor Walk & Race! Thank you for your dedication to our shared mission. Register for the event as a volunteer. Once registered, you will receive an email to confirm your volunteer shift.

COVID protocols

NBTS will be monitoring all guidance and guidelines in place by the CDC and local government in the spring and will make the best decisions for our vulnerable community. Any guidelines will be communicated to registered participants in the weeks leading up to event day. We ask those unable or unwilling to abide by requested COVID-related protocols on event day to participate virtually from the comfort of their home. No registration fees nor donations will be refunded.

Important note about COVID-19:

(updated 2/22)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Brain Tumor Society plans to implement the following safety measures for in-person outdoor 2022 events. Please note these are subject to change if conditions worsen in the coming months. NBTS will continue to follow local and national CDC guidelines related to safely convening our community. Please be advised that while we realize restrictions are loosening in some of the regions that we serve, the health and safety of our most vulnerable attendees is our greatest priority. Please reach out to Theresa Milanese at tmilanese@braintumor.org if you have any questions or concerns.

  • No on-site registration
  • Online health screening for all registered participants 24-48 hours prior to event start
  • Masking required for all volunteers, staff and vendors
  • Masking strongly encouraged for all participants attending
  • Physical distancing when possible
  • Enhanced sanitation
  • Prepackaged refreshments will be available, but participants are highly encouraged to bring their own

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in adhering to the above protocol during your event. We are so excited to come together as a community after two years and with your help, we can do so safely.

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.

Download Virginia Brain Tumor Walk and Race Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

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

Thank you to the Virginia Brain Tumor Volunteer Planning Committee. These volunteers work relentlessly year long to realize the mission of the National Brain Tumor Society. If you are interested in getting involved with the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race committee, contact Theresa Milanese today.

Leadership Committee Chair

 Kristen Spain, Spain’s Brain Train

Committee Members

Robin Boisseau, Sanford’s Tribe

Katie Gilbert, Noëlle’s Symphony

Emily Gottwald, Sanford’s Tribe

Christine Heithoff, Betty’s Brain Train

 Spencer Huber, Betty’s Brain Train

Brittany Jackson, Betty’s Brain Train

Cate Jarrett, Dean’s Dream Team

Mary Kay Jarrett, Dean’s Dream Team

Will Jarrett, Dean’s Dream Team

der Au Michael, LeeStrong

Christine Smith, Eff Jerry

Rob Stephens, LeeStrong

For more information about the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your Regional Director, Theresa Milanese at tmilanese@braintumor.org or 484-947-1964.

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