October 1, 2022

Participate in Saline, MI, or virtually from anywhere!

ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is excited to host the 9th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run, which will be held both virtually and in person at Saline High School Stadium in Michigan on October 1, 2022. This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is the foundation’s longest-running event.

The 9th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run has different ways to participate:

  • SALINE LOCAL RACE  — Register for the local 5K or 1M race and join us in person on October 1 in Saline! Packet pickup will be Friday, Sept 30 from 4-6pm at Saline High School’s Hornet Stadium and starting at 7:45am the morning of the race. Opening ceremony is at 8:30am, and the race begins at 9am.
  • VIRTUAL WITH OR WITHOUT A SHIRT  — You can register for our virtual race with or without a shirt! You choose the date, the time, and the location to run, walk, or do the activity of your choice (or not — we won’t tell!). If you register for a shirt, we’ll mail you a race packet.

RunTough for ChadTough

“RunTough for ChadTough” originated in 2014 when a group of neighbors in the Saline area came together in support of Chad Carr, a 3-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer called DIPG. Since then, RunTough alone has raised over $1.5 million for pediatric brain cancer research and inspired more than 13,000 registrants.

“RunTough will always hold a special place in our heart,” said co-founder Tammi Carr. “Our community surprised us within weeks of Chad’s diagnosis. The outpouring of support meant everything. We now hold the event around his birthday every year as a celebration of his life. And it has become the primary way we endure marking another year without him.”

Interested in being a RunTough sponsor? Contact [email protected]

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

David Rhoads

Pizza House Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Matt Dejanovich Real Estate One logo

Orange Sponsors

Busch's Fresh Food Market Logo
Premium Event Services Logo

Cameryn Carey

DJDC Productions Logo
Sparebox Storage Logo

Yellow Sponsors