2020 RunTough Teams

This year, we had more family teams than ever hosting virtual races to help us reach our collective goal of defeating pediatric brain cancer. These teams were made up of families who have courageously fought, or are currently fighting, this devastating disease. Everyone who registered through the family races honored these children while also helping us in our joint effort to find a cure. ALL proceeds from ALL of these races went to The ChadTough Foundation.

RunTough for Team Colt

VIRTUAL with a twist: Colt DelVerne made his family laugh every day and could find joy in everything. Register for RunTough for Team Colt Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. If it is safe to meet, the DelVernes will send details on where to enjoy race day together. Colt’s Story

RunTough for Team Tommy

VIRTUAL: Tommy Ruddy loved being outdoors and doing anything sports related. Register for RunTough for Team Tommy Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Tommy’s Story

RunTough for Team Julian

VIRTUAL: Julian Boivin loved to imagine himself as a brave knight or a superhero. Register for RunTough for Team Julian Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Julian’s Story

RunTough for Team Carter

VIRTUAL: Carter Jones wanted to be a police officer because he wanted to help protect and serve others. Register for RunTough for Team Carter Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Carter’s Story

RunTough for Team Owen

VIRTUAL: Owen was diagnosed with DIPG in March 2020. He loves ninjas, his scooter, and Legos. His family in Chicago will be hosting a virtual race in his honor. (Note: Team Owen participants will receive a unique shirt.) Owen’s Story

RunTough for Team Lucy

VIRTUAL: Lucy Sieck from North Carolina was diagnosed with DIPG on May 21 and is in Ann Arbor participating in an ONC201 clinical trial at the University of Michigan. Register for RunTough for Team Lucy Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Lucy’s Story

RunTough for Team Joshua

VIRTUAL: Joshua McFadden would have celebrated his 16th birthday this September. Register for RunTough for Team Joshua Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Joshua’s Story

RunTough for Team Emma

VIRTUAL: Emma Thompson was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called ependymoma in 2014. After several surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, she has been cancer free for two years, and it’s the family’s mission to raise research funds to help other kids. Register for RunTough for Team Emma Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Emma’s Story

RunTough for Team Aiden
VIRTUAL: Aiden Owens had a radiant smile and will always be his family’s favorite superhero. Register for RunTough for Team Aiden Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Aiden’s Story

RunTough for Team Ryder

VIRTUAL: Ryder Knechtle is a happy and active 3-year-old who adores his two older brothers and his new puppy. He was just diagnosed with DIPG in July and is currently undergoing radiation before starting a clinical trial. Register for RunTough for Team Ryder Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Ryder’s Story

RunTough for Team Lexys

VIRTUAL: Lexys Lamp adored princesses and had a big heart, always doing nice things for other children in the hospital. Register for RunTough for Team Lexys Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Lexy’s Story

RunTough for Team Elle

VIRTUAL: Elle Caruso was diagnosed with DIPG this April and is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She loves playing with her older sister, Ava, and her new baby brother, Mason. Register for RunTough for Team Elle Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Elle’s Story

RunTough for Team Bentley

VIRTUAL: Bentley Thatcher bravely battled DIPG for 471 days and was a best friend to anyone who met him. Register for RunTough for Team Bentley Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Bentley’s Story

 


RunTough for Team Lani

VIRTUAL: Lani Gribble was an only child who loved princesses (especially Elsa), horses and horseback riding, gardening, cartoons, being with her family, and her cat, Tina. Register for RunTough for Team Lani Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Lani’s Story

RunTough for Team Wyatt

VIRTUAL: Wyatt Rodart from Taft, California, is currently fighting DIPG. He loves baseball and lives his life with spunk, courage, and joy. Register for RunTough for Team Wyatt Virtual, and we will send your race packet to you. Wyatt’s Story