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ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K

Wed May 1 - Fri May 31



The 9th Annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K, presented by Headfirst Summer Camps, is a fun and meaningful way to contribute to the fight against childhood brain tumors. This year's event is entirely virtual to allow all of our supporters the flexibility to participate whether you are near or far. Our virtual participants may sign up to walk, run, or do the activity of your choice, on your own, anytime in May 2024. You can also sign up your pet to participate, and they will receive a Superhero 6K pet bandana!
Some families may gather supporters together to walk or run in their community. Please seek information from your team captain or check back here for a list of local gatherings as they become available.

Important Dates

Thursday, February 29 - Last Day for Early Bird Registration. Prices go up March 1, 2024.  
Friday, March 1 - Deadline to Meet Race Team Goals for Child's Name on Back of Shirt
Tuesday, April 9 - Last Day to Register to receive shirt/bib/bandana by May 1, 2024 (Brain Tumor Awareness Month). 
Thursday, April 25 - Last Day to Register to receive shirt/bib/bandana by May 17, 2024 (DIPG Awareness Day).
April 26 - May 17 - Shirts/bandanas will ship in June
Friday, May 17 - Last Day for Registration.
We will be working hard to get race shirts and bibs mailed out as quickly as possible, in accordance with the dates outlined above. We ask for your understanding if there are delays beyond our control with the U.S. Postal Service. 

Local Events

Check out these local events hosted in honor of our childhood cancer superheroes, as part of the Virtual Superhero 6K!
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Greenwich, CT - 1:00 pm at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich, behind the first concession stand. No dogs allowed. Honoring Vivienne Finn

  • Saturday, May 4 - Lakeland, TN - 9:00 am at the Oakwood Clubhouse - Honoring Brody Townsend | Details on the Brave Like Brody Facebook page.

  • Saturday, May 11 - Portland, ME - 10:00 am at Back Bay Boulevard (meeting at Payson Park) - Honoring Hunter Barr | Contact Natalie Barr at for more information.

  • Friday, May 17 - Bethesda, MD - 6:45 - 8:30 pm at Seven Locks Elementary School - Honoring Michael Mosier | CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Sunday, May 19 - Plantation, FL - 8:30 am - 4th Annual Run for Raegan - Honoring Raegan Mize |
    CLICK HERE for separate registration and more information.

  • Sunday, May 19 - Olathe, KS - Details to follow - Honoring Hudson Sands

  • Monday, May 27 - Potomac, MD - 9:00 am at C&O Canal, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. - Seven Locks PTA hosted walk for Michael's Wildcats - Honoring Michael Mosier

Honoring Our Childhood Brain Cancer Superheroes

NEW FOR 2024:  The Superhero 6K is so special because of the many families who participate in honor of their kids. It's the children who are our heroes! For the first time, we will be listing the names of kids who have inspired the Superhero 6K race teams on the back of the race shirt as our 2024 Childhood Brain Cancer Superheroes
How do you make this happen? The team needs to meet one or both of the participation goals listed below by MARCH 1, 2024:
  1. Create a race team in honor of a child who has fought (or is currently fighting) childhood brain cancer and get a minimum of 10 people to register on your team, AND/OR
  2. Create a fundraiser and raise a minimum of $500. 

We encourage you to get your team set up and spread the word right away! To meet our printing deadline, teams must complete one of the participation goals by March 1, 2024, to have their child's name added for this year's shirt. Once you reach your goal, the team captain(s) will be contacted to confirm the child's name.

History of the Superhero 6K

The Mosier family created the Superhero 6K race in 2016 in honor of their son Michael Mosier, a 6-year-old little boy from Bethesda, MD, who battled DIPG for 8.5 months before passing away in May 2015. This is our 9th Annual Superhero 6K event, marking 9 years since Michael passed away. It has been an honor for this event to include many dozens of childhood cancer families over the years, and we can't wait to welcome back so many supporters who participate in honor of many special childhood cancer fighters.
All proceeds from the race will benefit ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which the Mosier family co-founded alongside the Carr family. In the fight for a DIPG/DMG cure, we help patients and families by funding game-changing research and providing navigation throughout their journey.
Brain tumors are the leading cause of childhood cancer death for children and adolescents under the age of 19. DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is the most lethal form of pediatric brain cancer.  There is now hope for progress in the battle against DIPG, and your participation can make an impact and help save these kids' lives!  

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