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Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race

The Virginia Brain Tumor Community will come together on November 3, 2024 for a 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of patients with brain tumors and their families. The Virginia 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.

Registration Options

Registration fees will increase slightly in the 30 days leading up the event and again on event week.

Youth registration options are 12 and under. In-person participation options include an event t-shirt if you register prior to September 4, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase 30 days prior to event day, and again on event week.

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

Volunteers are essential to the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race! Thank you for your dedication to our shared mission. Groups, schools, community organizations, families and individuals are all welcome to volunteer. Need student community service hours? Our event is perfect!

Register online, choosing “volunteer” as your participation type. Once registered, you will receive an email to confirm your volunteer shift. For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact Emily White at VAinfo@BrainTumor.org.

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 October 4, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after October 4, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day

9:00am: Registration & Check In Opens
10:00am: Intimate remembrance ceremony to honor our loved ones who have passed.
10:20am: Opening Program
11:00am: Race Start
12:15pm: Closing ceremony with runner awards in the following categories:

Parking: Bryan Park has on-site parking available for all participants.

Event Changes FAQ:

Why a new location? 

We are extremely grateful for our time at the The Flying Squirrels, as it offered our event room to grow and make an even greater impact for our shared mission. That being said, the stadium is also growing, with unpredictable construction slated to impact both our event site in the coming years. Bryan Park provides a scenic 5K course, ample parking, and room to grow.

Why on Sunday?

Bryan Park has a weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, making the event site unavailable for a Saturday 5K.

Questions? Email us at VAInfo@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 November 17 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:
  • Raise $1,500 as a team by Monday, October 21, at 9 am, and receive a Mission Mile Sign with your loved one’s name and photo.
  • The Top 5 Teams by Friday, November 1, at noon, will receive a designated Team Tent on site 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 Kim’nem $1,401.50
2 Team Aidy $253.00
3 Walk With Shelby $175.00
4 Hike for Mike $130.00
5 Budgies Bunch $85.00
6 Betty’s Brain Train $75.00
7 Paul’sFishingBudz $75.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Shanonomon $128.00
2 James Kennedy $125.00
3 Celia Ochs $125.00
4 Brittany Smith $75.00
5 Lily Jones $35.00
6 Abby Yost $25.00
7 Jamie Kennedy $25.00
8 Rebekah Kerr $25.00
9 Brittany Asaban $25.00
10 Nathalie Owen $25.00

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.

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For more information about the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your Regional Director, Emily White at EWhite@BrainTumor.org or 540.849.5242.

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