RunTough for ChadTough

Event Date

Sat, Sep 23, 2017


Saline, MI

About This Activity

Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of your registration fee will go directly to research!

The 4th Annual RunTough for ChadTough is a family-friendly 5K and 1M Fun Run now with 3 ways to participate:

  1. SALINE RunTough for ChadTough - Join the Carr Family on September 23rd in Saline, MI
  2. VIRTUAL RunTough for ChadTough - you choose the date, the time, and the location for RunTough for ChadTough
  3. GRAND RAPIDS RunTough for Team Tommy - Join the Ruddy Family on September 23rd in Grand Rapids, MI

All proceeds will go to The ChadTough Foundation, whose mission is to fund research and raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Did you know?

  • Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in America
  • Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children
  • DIPG is the leading cause of death from brain tumors in children
  • ONLY roughly 4% of the taxpayer-funded National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) annual budget is directed toward pediatric cancer (not brain cancer but ALL pediatric cancer).


  • Saline:  Saline High School Football Field, 1300 Campus Parkway, Saline, MI
  • Grand Rapids:  Metro Health Village, 5900 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI

Timing for SALINE for Saturday, September 23rd:

  • 7:30 am – Registration & Race Packet Pick-Up
  • 8:30 am - Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00 am – 5K & 1M Fun Run begin
  • 11:00 am – End of activities

Timing for GRAND RAPIDS for Saturday, September 23rd:

  • 7:30 am – Registration & Race Packet Pick-Up
  • 8:30 am - Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00 am – 1M Fun Run begins
  • 9:30 am - 5K Run begins
  • 11:00 am – End of activities

Sign-up today!  All participants registered by September 1st are guaranteed a race shirt and a finishing award.  Awards will be given at both locations for the 5K top male and female racers overall, and to top three 5K finishers in each age group, per gender.

Packet pick-up and on-site registration will occur on Friday, September 22nd

  • Saline:  Saline High School football stadium concession stand from 4-7pm
  • Grand Rapids: Fair Haven Church 2900 Baldwin street Hudsonville, MI from 5:30-7:30 pm during Spaghetti Dinner

To learn more about the ChadTough Foundation, its inspiration, Chad Carr, or Team Tommy, an official ChadTough Partner Family, go to

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