NOW VIRTUAL: Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope
Updated on August 26, 2020:
Because of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, and in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our patients, families, supporters, volunteers and staff, the in-person Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope will now be a virtual event — to be held September 25 to October 10 — that participants can join from anywhere.
The Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope is the signature fundraising event for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center and brings together thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and Duke faculty and staff.
"We are all disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to be with you in person, but we are planning a very special virtual experience from the run/walk to the ceremony," said organizers in an email. "Our virtual Angels Among Us 2020 will capture the same joy, spirit and hope that we all enjoy each year at Duke. We will never stop working to provide our patients and families with the very best comprehensive care that combines research breakthroughs, clinical trials and the newest therapies."
Funds raised for Angels Among Us play an important part in advancing groundbreaking therapies and technologies. They’re used where the need is, from supporting a new researcher to buying new equipment for the lab or surgical suite. In its 26-year history, the event has raised over $27 million for the cause and the community of supporters has grown exponentially.
Last year, more than 4,000 participants raised a record $2.3 million. So far this year,1,585 participants have already raised more than $2.3 million.
Hope never stops. Let's keep it going, virtually!
Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of Hope
September 25 to October 10, 2020
Form a team, join an established team or register as an individual!(Registration is $30)
Register before September 14 to ensure receiving your race packet before event starts. We will mail it to you.
Every registrant gets a 2020 event shirt and finisher ribbon.
Brain cancer survivors will also receive custom survivor shirt and bib.
Registration ends Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m. ET
- Once you have registered, Make a Move to end brain cancer by running, walking, biking, or crawling (your choice!) a 5K and/or 1-mile distance(s) for our Angels Among Us virtual event.
- Then complete your 5K and / or 1-mile event(s) anytime between September 25 and October 10. Your registration includes both distances.
- Registrants will have access to the app — "IYR Virtual" — that will track, measure, and display race results. Use the app to track, measure, notify and upload results for all participants to see. Note:Our event may not appear in the IYR Virtual app until September.
- Registrants will be invited to a an online Angels Among Us 2020 Celebration of HOPE, to be held on October 10. Watch this space for details closer to the date.