RunTough for ChadTough is not only the foundation’s longest-running event, but was also the start of The ChadTough Foundation. Raising over $1 million and inspiring more than 10,000 registrations since its inception in 2014, this event has become one of the major cornerstones for The ChadTough Foundation. RunTough has grown every year, with a family-friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, as well as a virtual option (participants from every state can run wherever, whenever, or not at all… we still send a shirt), and satellite events hosted by ChadTough Family Partners (Team Tommy in Allendale, MI, and Team Colt in Sylvania, OH).

September 26, 2020, is a special date for the race as we celebrate Chad’s 10th birthday and the fact that The ChadTough Foundation has now raised over $10 million to support finding a cure for DIPG. We again expect over 2,500 participants that will include supporters from every state across the U.S.

Location Options
Virtual Race: Anywhere, Anytime
Saline, MI (ChadTough)
Allendale, MI (Team Tommy)
Sylvania, OH (Team Colt)

What Is a Virtual Run?
Can’t get to one of our host locations? Have a conflict on that date? Simply can’t or don’t want to run? You can still “join” us virtually! When you register for the Virtual Run, we will send you a race shirt and bib. You choose where, when, how far, and how fast you want to “run,” even if it’s just in your mind! Register by the deadline, and you will receive your packet a few days before our official race day. Miss the deadline? No problem, you’ll receive your packet in early October. Joining our Virtual Run is a great way to support the cause and get a ChadTough shirt.

Saline Event Details
Join the Carr family for the main event at the Saline High School stadium. After the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, stick around and enjoy the free Family Fun Zone presented by Meijer.

Saline Event Schedule
Friday, September 25:
4:00-6:00 pm packet pickup at SHS stadium
Saturday, September 26:
7:30 am – Packet pickup
8:30 am – Opening ceremony
9:00 am – 5K race and 1-Mile Fun Run start
9:00-11:00 am – Free Family Fun Zone

Allendale Event Details (RunTough for Team Tommy) – Check back on May 1 for full details.

Sylvania Event Details (RunTough for Team Colt) – Check back on May 1 for full details

Fees & Registration
Because of our generous sponsors, 100% of your registration fee will go directly to research!
Registration will open no later than May 1. Email if you would like to be notified once registration is open.

Early Bird Pricing (Expires 9/4)
Virtual: $30
1-Mile Fun Run: $25
5K Race: $40
Toddler (Ages 5 & Under): $5

Regular Pricing (9/5-9/24)
Virtual: $35
1-Mile Fun Run: $30
5K Race: $45
Toddler (Ages 5 & Under): $5

Late Registration (9/25 & 9/26)
Virtual: $40
1-Mile Fun Run: $35
5K Race: $50
Toddler (Ages 5 & Under): $5

Key Deadlines
Sign up by 9/4 to guarantee your race shirt
Sign up for the Virtual Race by 9/11 to guarantee packet arrival prior to Race Day (within the continental U.S.)
Sign up by 9/26 to participate in this year’s RunTough for ChadTough

Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000. Click here for more info.