Superhero Sprint & 6K

May 29, 2022

The 7th Annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K, presented by Headfirst Summer Camps, is a fun and meaningful way to contribute to the fight against childhood brain tumors.

After two years of a virtual event, we are thrilled to bring back our in-person race in 2022, with a 6K timed walk/run, a 1K walk/run, and a Tot Sprint. We will, of course, monitor the COVID-19 status in the community and abide by regulations in place at the time of the event to best protect the health and safety of our participants.

We will still have a virtual option for those near and far. Our virtual participants may sign up to walk, run, or do the activity of your choice, on your own, anytime by May 31, 2022.

The Superhero Sprint & 6K is a family-friendly event, and we welcome all children.  You have three options for your children:  the 6K, the 1K Sprint, or the Tot Sprint.  Children who register for the 6K may also participate in the 1K Sprint or Tot Sprint at no additional charge.  Children who are ages 5 and older who will be participating on the 6K race course should register for that event.

Early Bird Registration is available for all participants through February 28, 2022. Please see more details below on timing and deadlines. For our virtual participants, we will work to get everyone their race shirts by mail as quickly as possible.

Meet Michael

The Superhero 6K race was created in honor of Michael Mosier, a 6-year-old little boy from Bethesda, Maryland, who battled DIPG for 8.5 months before passing away in May 2015. It has been an honor for this event to include many dozens of childhood cancer families over the years, and we can’t wait to welcome back so many of our supporters who participate in honor of many special childhood cancer fighters.

Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation originally established and has hosted the Superhero 6K for 5 years. Now that the foundation has joined forces with The ChadTough Foundation to form ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, the mission remains the same. All proceeds from the race will benefit ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for childhood brain cancer research, with an emphasis on DIPG.

Brain tumors are the leading cause of childhood cancer death for children and adolescents under the age of 19, and DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is the most lethal form of pediatric brain cancer. There is now hope for progress in the battle against DIPG, and your participation can make an impact and help save these kids’ lives!

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Join the fight

Help us get one step closer to finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Your donation plays a pivotal role in helping to make that happen.

GRANTS FUNDED

Research is the key

In many respects, DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer are still a mystery. Your donations fund important research to help discover this disease’s weaknesses.

FAMILY PARTNERS

CANCER doesn’t just affect a child

The families that have endured pediatric brain cancer are also the ones emboldened to help other families.

MEET THE KIDS

Our tough heroes

Get to know the children who have dealt with the unimaginable. They are the inspiration behind everything we do.

GET INVOLVED

One person can make a difference

Discover what you can do beyond your generous donation to help us build awareness and spread the word about pediatric brain cancer, especially DIPG.

Recommended Pages

DONATE

Join the fight

Help us get one step closer to finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Your donation plays a pivotal role in helping to make that happen.

GRANTS FUNDED

Research is the key

In many respects, DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer are still a mystery. Your donations fund important research to help discover this disease’s weaknesses.

FAMILY PARTNERS

CANCER doesn’t just affect a child

The families that have endured pediatric brain cancer are also the ones emboldened to help other families.

MEET THE KIDS

Our tough heroes

Get to know the children who have dealt with the unimaginable. They are the inspiration behind everything we do.

GET INVOLVED

One person can make a difference

Discover what you can do beyond your generous donation to help us build awareness and spread the word about pediatric brain cancer, especially DIPG.

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