Brave Like Gabe Virtual 5K
Registration for the Brave Like Gabe Virtual 5K has closed due to meeting our capacity for participants! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success! If you missed the registration window, but would still like to support Brave Like Gabe, please click here to make a donation.
Special Re-opening for Virtual 5K Supporters!
We are excited to announce that there are newly opened spots in the Brave Like Gabe 1224 Campaign Virtual 5K! This 'expansion team' of supporters lifts us beyond 1224, because there are far more than 1224 people fighting this disease and waiting for an effective treatment.
Your registration will immediately be tallied toward our fundraising goal of $50,000, and we will send your race kit as soon as possible. The Virtual 5K window will be open through National Cancer Survivors Day (June 3), so there is still plenty of time to register and get your run in by then!
Help us boost toward a bigger rare cancer research grant through the ACCRF this May, which is National Cancer Research Month! We will announce the final amount of our grant on June 3rd.
Shirt sizes will be removed from the selections if they are no longer available.
Remaining space is limited, so sign-up today!
Introducing the 1224 Campaign for the 2018 Brave Like Gabe 5k
The purpose of this year's inaugural Brave Like Gabe 5K is to benefit the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF), with the objective of funding a research grant and raising awareness for rare cancers. There is currently no cure or an FDA-approved treatment for patients with ACC. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to fund a much-needed research grant through 1224 total race sign-ups, in-person and virtual!
On average, there are 1224 new Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) diagnoses in the US every year. In 2009, Gabe was one of the 1224. In 2015, Brave Like Gabe 5k co-planner, Lisa Bakri, was impacted by an ACC diagnosis through her husband, Ziad. But now Gabe and Lisa are two of the 1224 who will participate in the year's race in support of all ACC patients. By filling the race with this specific number of spots, each participant in the Brave Like Gabe 5K is running (or walking!) in support of a newly diagnosed patient just starting the journey of navigating life with a rare cancer. Depending on your perspective, 1224 is either a fairly big or small number. We hope to show how powerful a group of 1224 can be through this race and its contribution to research!
Brave Like Gabe believes that all cancer survivors and patients are brave. Although they may not feel particularly brave, look brave, or identify as brave, rare cancer fighters don't have a choice -- they have to be brave. And with you on our team of 1224, we can all be Brave Like Gabe and help make a difference in the lives of these patients and their loved ones.
The live Brave Like Gabe 5K took place in St. Paul, MN on May 20, but for those who want to join the cause and participate from afar, you can be part of the action through our Virtual 5K. Once signed-up, your race kit will be mailed to you and you will receive instructions for how to run from anywhere in the world!
Thanks for your support and keep watching for our total fundraising announcement on June 3!
Register for virtual run below
Race kit includes:
- Premium cotton/poly race t-shirt
- Custom race bib
- Swag bag from our sponsors
A very special Thank You to our sponsors!