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Beat Brain Cancer 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk is now a Virtual event!

Fri June 5 - Thu June 11

Beat Brain Cancer 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk is now a virtual event!

Running and walking are not on 'Pause', and we would like to invite you to participate in our virtual 5k/walk for brain cancer.  All proceeds will be donated to Allivea Maxon's family from Hilton NY, and Craig Winter's family from Pittsford NY.  Allivea battled Pilocytic Astrocytoma brain cancer since she was 8 months old, she lost her battle with this horrible disease on February 11, 2020 at the age of 6 years old.  Craig is a 10 year old  who has been battling a neuronal glioma since he was 2 years old.  These kids and their families have endured more than anyone should ever have to.  We hope you will virtually join us in supporting these families.

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds and will keep with the social distancing that Covid-19 is causing for everyones safety. You simply run or walk the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.  All 5k participants will receive a custom medal!  We can mail it to you, or on June 6th, 2020, you can pick it up in Fairport, NY.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to be donated to the recipient families. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you on June 5, 2021.


Covid -19 will not stop us from running and walking! This is the fifth annual 5k run and 1 mile walk in memory of Desiree Stockholm who was a Nurse Practitioner at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to Allivea Maxon, a 6 year old from Hilton NY who has Pilocytic Astrocytoma, unfortunately Allivea has lost her battle to brain cancer on February 11, 2020, and Craig Winter, a 10 year old from Pittsford NY who is battling a neuronal glioma.  Lets come together and help these families with lost wages and medical expenses.  We all need community support more than ever before at this scary time of the Coronavirus.  We hope you will continue to support our event and the local recipient families.  Virtual 5K participants will be asked to complete a 5K run by themselves following social distancing guidelines between Friday, June 5 at 6 a.m. through Sunday, June 7 at 11 p.m. The medals will be mailed out the week of June 8, 2020, or you can pick them up in Fairport on June 6.  We would love to have you post your picture on our facebook page, tag us on twitter #braincancersuks or instagram #runnrrobin.

Virtual 2020 Bib

You have the option to download and print a bib for your virtual run/walk/roll.  There is a space to write your name and date in if you wish.  Thank you!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Contact Info

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Coronavirus Update - April 9, 2020

The Covid 19 is causing us to go virtual for our events so everyone can participate solo to adhere with social distancing and gatherings.

The events of the past few weeks and months have been unpredictable and unprecedented. We’ve had many sleepless nights planning an event that is now 71 days away. And we know you have been looking forward to this community event and supporting Allivea Maxon’s family and Craig Winter and family while bringing awareness to this horrible disease: brain cancer. 
East Rochester High School is still on board with hosting our 5k event on June 6, 2020. We are continuing our planning for the event along with various contingencies.  The public events such as this have not been cancelled or postponed as of yet for May or June of 2020.
If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at We will respond to everyone. If it takes a little while to hear from us, please be patient, it just means we’ve heard from a lot of you! We always strive to be a good community partner, and now is a time we all need to work together as a community and society to get through this crisis.
We hope everyone remains positive through this difficult time. We are all in this together and together we will get through it. Keep running and walking outside, this is something that you can still do as NYS remains on “Pause.”
Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support. We will keep you updated, please consider joining us on June 6th!  Kick Covid-19 to the curb!

Coronavirus Update - March 12, 2020

With the rapidly changing global environment, we understand everyone is very anxious. We wanted to take a moment after the president's speech to provide an update for our fifth annual Beat Brain Cancer event. 
We have been actively monitoring the Coronavirus, COVID-19, and planning since January. We are in constant contact with the Department of Health, State, and Local Officials and will follow all recommended safety and health measures to protect the interests of everyone involved in the community and the event.
There is now one confirmed case in Rochester NY at this time, the race remains scheduled to occur on June 6, 2020. 
As runners, we are part of a great community committed to health and wellness and together we will get through this. 
Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support. 
We promise to keep you updated as we navigate this ever-changing situation.
Robin Hill
President/Race Director

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Shoelace Tags!

These customizable shoelace tags can be purchased online at Etsy!  You can customize one of the shoe tags to say "I run for ____" or "I walk for _____."  The other tag will say Beat Brain Cancer.  


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