Run Philly to Save Lives

2024 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Whether you’re planning to run the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, the Rothman 8K, or any of the race challenges, make your miles mean more by joining the AACR Runners for Research team to support lifesaving cancer research.

This year, the AACR Runners for Research has the goal to raise $600,000 during Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. These funds will directly support the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure cancer through: Research, Education, Communication, Collaboration, Science Policy and Advocacy, and Funding for Cancer Research. 

Donate to the Team
Join the Team

Once you are registered for the 2024 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, make sure to set up your fundraising page by following these simple steps:

  1. Visit and log in with the same username/password created for your race registration.
  2. Click the “Visit Dashboard” button located in the top right corner
  3. Select “Recent Registrations” then click on “Philadelphia Marathon Weekend” to view your dashboard.
  4. Update your dashboard with your name and race details, your story, and a profile picture by clicking “Edit Page” under “Fundraising” located at the bottom right of the page.

These funds go a long way in supporting lifesaving cancer research! The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the first and largest cancer research organization dedicated to accelerating the conquest of cancer. Since our funding by 11 prominent scientists in 1907 to more than 58,000 members today, the AACR has been at the forefront of every major discovery advancing cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and cures.

2024 Marine Corps marathon

New in 2024! The AACR Runners for Research have joined the Marine Corps Marathon as charity partner on October 27th, 2024! Make your race experience more meaningful by fundraising for a mission that supports lifesaving cancer research.

For a $900 fundraising requirement, you will receive a race entry, AACR Running Gear, and access to our program amenities! (Additional fundraising incentives available for those who go above and beyond the $900 fundraising minimum!)

Space is limited so sign up today!

Sign Up Today!


The advantages of joining our supportive and like-minded team of runners go beyond the feel-good benefits of supporting a charity and moving your body. AACR Runners for Research team members can earn fundraising prizes and receive team gear. You can also build your network and experience a greater sense of camaraderie among your teammates when you are running for cures. 

Show your support!

Racing with us or wearing your AACR Runners for Research gear while training? Tag us at the handles below and by using #Runners4Research:

Download one (or more) of our AACR Runners for Research Bibs below!

Other ways to get involved

  • Use your talents or interests to support the AACR through a DIY FUNDRAISER!
  • Please visit our EVENTS page to see how you can get involved!