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Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race

The Virginia Brain Tumor Community will come together on November 4, 2023 for a 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of patients with brain tumors and their families.

Your community is here. Let us discover a cure, together.

Download our Brain Tumor Events app! Fundraising and communicating with your network is now easier than ever with our new mobile app available on the Apple or Google Play Store.

Registration Options

*Timed runner registration closes at 9am on Friday, November 2.*
Child registration options are 12 and under.

  • Adult Walker – $30
  • Adult Runner– $40
  • Youth Walker – $5
  • Youth Runner – $15
  • Virtual Participant – $25
  • Volunteer – FREE

Event fees increase to $40 for adults and $10 for youth participants on Friday, November 2 at 9am.

If you are unable to attend in person, register as a virtual participant and walk in your community.

Event Schedule

9:00am: Registration & Check In Opens
10:00am: Intimate remembrance ceremony to honor our loved ones who have passed.
10:20am: Opening stage program begins with VCU speakers, Loving Family Spirit Award, Fundraising Awards, Survivor Speaker and Survivor Photo
11:00am: Race Start
12:15pm: Closing ceremony with runner awards in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Adult Male Runners, Top 3 Adult Female Runners, Top 3 Non-Binary Runners, Top 3 Survivor Runners, Top 3 Youth Runners

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Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Cricket's Crusaders $29,868.03
2 DEAN'S DREAM TEAM $14,821.75
3 Spain's Brain Train $14,519.89
4 Noëlle's Symphony $11,440.53
5 Dallas Alice $11,049.66
6 Moo Crew $8,326.14
7 Brains of Glory $5,481.02
8 LeeStrong $3,269.28
9 Eff Jerry $2,906.89
10 Betty's Brain Train $1,661.89
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Alicia Moosally $7,446.39
2 Kevin Orsi $7,301.50
3 Gary Ingram $4,551.75
4 Alice-Cole Reynolds $2,919.14
5 Scott Martinson $2,750.00
6 Ali Smith $2,425.00
7 Christine Smith $2,141.89
8 Whitney Hansen $1,290.70
9 Mary Kay Jarrett $1,188.00
10 Brittany Smith $1,155.89

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

New in 2023! Anyone who has raised $250 by October 4 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 December 4(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 October 4 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

Team Fundraising Prizes:

  • Raise $1,500 as a team by Monday, October 23, at 9 am, and receive a Mission Mile Sign with your loved one’s name and photo.
  • The Top 5 Teams by Friday, November 3, 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.

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!

Sponsorship Information

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 Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Ali Smith, Insane in the Membrane 

Brittany Jackson, Betty’s Brain Train

Christine Heithoff 

Christine Smith, Eff Jerry

der Au Michael, LeeStrong

Emily Gottwald, Sanford’s Tribe

Katie Gilbert, Noëlle’s Symphony

Mary Kay Jarrett, Dean’s Dream Team

Rob Stephens, LeeStrong

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. 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 National Brain Tumor Society through direct mail, research donations or event donations – 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 or ride needs to be registered for the event. 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, 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 and you will be contacted 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 post 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, if you log in to your Participant Center, 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. From the app you can 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/.

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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