The ChadTough Foundation will RunTough on Saturday, September 24 to honor Chad Carr and raise funds and awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and pediatric brain tumors.

We think you should RunTough, too!

Here’s why:

1. You can run from anywhere.

If you’re near Saline, Mich. and can make it to the race by 8 a.m., you can run in person. If you are anywhere else, though, you can sign up to run virtually. All that means is you register and receive a t-shirt and bib and run anywhere at the same time we’re running at Saline High School. Then you’ll send us a photo so we can share your advocacy!

2. You will make a difference.

Yes, you will make a difference with both your money and your actions. The ChadTough Foundation has already moved mountains in the name of Chad and DIPG funding research and analysis at the University of Michigan. Whether it’s your dollars or your actions, you will move the needle.

3. You will provide comfort for the Carr family.

This is the 3rd Annual RunTough for ChadTough event, but it is the first without Chad. Jason and Tammi Carr will feel a void, but your presence – in person or virtually – will help immensely.

“Having everyone there is a welcomed distraction from the pain and a comfort that we are making a difference,” said Tammi.

Jason and Tammi are actually running in this year’s race along with sons CJ and Tommy.

“I haven’t run in years,” said Tammi, “but I will be out there with everyone else!”

4. You will challenge yourself.

What better way to honor our brave little fighter than by challenging yourself to run the 5K, walk the 5K, run the mile, or raise the most fundraising dollars? Choose something that will be amazing to conquer as an individual and because you are helping build Chad’s legacy.

5. You can win some amazing prizes.

RunTough for ChadTough

Sign up to help fight DIPG

Contribute to a great cause and be rewarded! Fundraisers at the $5,000 level or higher are eligible to compete for an appearance with Heisman Trophy winner and NFL pro Charles Woodson or a backyard BBQ with Country Music Star Josh Gracin. The top fundraising team or individual gets his or her pick of these prizes while the runner-up gets to enjoy the other!

Other prizes include:

  • $250 – ChadTough Bumper Sticker
  • $500 – ChadTough Hoodie
  • $1,000 – ChadTough Mini Helmet, signed by Jim Harbaugh
  • $2,500 – 4 tickets to a VIP reception with Lloyd Carr at Chop House Ann Arbor on Thursday, November 3rd

Sign up now to RunTough! Thank you, ChadTough supporters!

* Sign up by Friday, August 12 to guarantee a race shirt!