2nd Annual Brave Like Gabe Virtual 5K
Running to Raise Awareness for Rare Cancer Research
"I've been lucky to have so much support from the running community throughout my ongoing cancer journey and paying it forward through advocacy and fundraising is one of the few things that makes me feel genuinely good these days. I'm on a new medication right now and not running as much as I'd like to be, but life has taught me that we have to focus on what we can do. I can do my part and work to improve the situation for those patients that come after me. I can't thank BLG 5k runners enough for supporting this effort again in 2019!"
- Gabriele Grunewald
Founder, Brave Like Gabe
The Second Annual Brave Like Gabe 5k will take place in St. Paul, MN on May 5, but for those who would like to join the cause and participate from afar, you can be part of the action through our Virtual 5k. Once registered here on AthleteBiz, your race kit will be mailed to you mid-April and you will receive instructions for how to run from anywhere in the world!
100% of funds received through registration from the Brave Like Gabe Virtual 5K will go toward a grant for rare cancer research. Last year’s inaugural event raised $59,025 for research through the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF). With your help, we hope to make a similar impact this year!
The Brave Like Gabe Foundation believes it takes bravery to make a positive difference in the world, as well as a strong community -- and we can’t thank you enough for joining us on our mission to fund research that will lead to more treatment options for patients who currently have very few. Your participation helps us raise awareness, fund research, and support the many people affected by rare cancers. The window for completion is May 5 - June 2**, National Cancer Survivor’s Day, when we will announce our final fundraising total.
Your registration race kit will include:
- Brave Like Gabe race t-shirt
- Brave Like Gabe race bib
- Swag from our sponsors
How to participate once you have registered:
- Sport your Brave Like Gabe Shirt and Bib
- Run a 5K anywhere in the world on or before June 2
- Take a picture and post to your favorite social media with the tag #BLG5k2019
**If you would like to be part of the Strava Leaderboard for the Brave Like Gabe 5k, details for how to participate will be released on or before April 22nd. The official window for participation of the Strava Leaderboard will be May 5-12.
We could not make this happen without support from our amazing sponsors. Thank you!