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Wisconsin Brain Tumor Walk & Race

The Wisconsin Brain Tumor community will come together on July 13, 2024 for a 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. The Wisconsin 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.

Event Day Highlights

Join us:

All participation options include an event t-shirt with registration for those who register prior to June 1, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to those who register after June 1, 2024.
All in person registration fees will increase on May 13, and on event day

  • Walker – $25
  • Timed Runner – $35
  • Youth Walker (12 and under) – $10
  • Youth Timed Runner (12 and under) – $15
  • Volunteer – FREE
  • Virtual Participant – $45
    For virtual participants only, event t-shirts will be mailed to virtual participants who register by June 1, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after June 1, 2024 will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day:

Event Schedule

7:30 AM – Registration & check-in opens at main shelter
7:30 AM – Silent Auction
8:30 AM – Remembrance Ceremony
8:45 AM – Opening Ceremony
9:10 AM – Kids’ Fun Run start
9:30 AM – 5K Race Start
10:45 AM – Closing Ceremony

For the walk/run, participants have the choice to run the 5K as a timed participant or walk at your own pace. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome and pets on leashes are allowed. We plan to have some activities for the kids.
Questions? Email us at WIinfo@braintumor.org

Event History

In 2013, the Madison Brain Tumor 5K was started by the Pink Family to honor the late Douglas Pink – a father, a husband, a son, and friend. When they started this event, the Pink family could have never known the lives they would be touching and the impact they would have on thousands around the country through the Madison Brain Tumor 5K.

Over the last decade, the event has raised over $428,000 and convened thousands. The love for this event has expanded so much over time, that the Pink family has invited the National Brain Tumor Society to be a more integral part of the event – not just on event day, but year-round.

Moving forward, we’re excited to update the event name to the Wisconsin Brain Tumor Walk & Race to reflect the growth of this event and our support of the brain tumor community, not just in Madison, but all those in Wisconsin and the surrounding communities.

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 July 27th 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 June 1 will qualify for an In Honor or In Memory sign for your loved one to be displayed at the event on July 13, 2024.
  • The top 3 fundraising teams as of July 5 at 8 a.m. will earn a designated 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 Jane $2,606.64
2 Not Your Average Joe $2,466.89
3 Bad A$$ Bussian $1,125.69
4 Ricky’s Racers $1,001.75
5 Queen Janno’s Monarchs $993.31
6 Team Nicholas $956.89
7 Syd’s Crew $825.00
8 Fight Like Mike 2024 $823.00
9 Team Glenn $787.07
10 Team Alida $580.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Ronald Anderson $525.00
2 Mary Christofferson $525.00
3 Jackie Bussian $338.89
4 Larry Rasmussen Jr $336.90
5 Lianne Oneal $295.89
6 Tara Bast $292.41
7 Luanne Pink $275.00
8 Mary Bielke $251.00
9 Myke Kudlas $250.00
10 Theresa Taylor $225.00

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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 Wisconsin Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your NBTS team at WIinfo@braintumor.org.

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