SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 - or choose the date that works best for you! No start times or heat assignments needed - run or walk whenever you'd like from wherever you are!

Step up to the plate and join us virtually on October 9 – or choose any date that works for you and your team between now and October 30 – for the Virtual Damon Runyon 5K for Cancer Research! Run or walk in your neighborhood, in a local park, or on a treadmill at home. You don’t even have to climb any stairs! Be sure to snap some photos as you complete your 5K and post them on social media tagging @Runyon5K on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and using #Runyon5K.

The Virtual Runyon 5K experience is different, but our goal remains the same: to strike out cancer! You can participate as an individual or get friends and family members together to form a socially distant team! Your support is more critical than ever to helping the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation continue to fund the best young scientists with bold ideas for beating cancer. As always, 100% of donations you raise will support high-risk, high-reward cancer research.

You can also download and print our 2021 race bib to pin to your shirt, or you can print a customizable bib here and personalize it with your name or your favorite number! We also have downloadable tribute bibs that you can pin to the back of your shirt. You can find In Honor Of tribute bibs here, In Memory Of tribute bibs here and Survivor bibs here.

All supporters who plan to participate in the Virtual Runyon 5K should register and gain access to a personal online fundraising page.

Registration for the Virtual Runyon 5K is free for participants of all ages. We also have a $25 registration option - available through October 9 - that allows you to reserve a Runyon 5K t-shirt that will be mailed to you after the event.  

Damon Runyon is thrilled to announce a partnership with Good Enough Pilates, a Brooklyn-based, woman-co-owned small business dedicated to creating a safe and judgement-free space to learn and practice contemporary Pilates and supporting people (wherever they are) in their wellness journey. When you register and fundraise for the Virtual Runyon 5K, you will receive free Pilates classes (by Zoom) to help you train for your run or walk for cancer research! To learn more, visit the Fundraising Information section on our FAQ page.

Think you can run a 5K faster when you're not navigating concourses, ramps and stairs inside a baseball stadium? You'll have the option to track and submit your finish time for the 5K you complete along the route of your choice! Registrants will receive an email with a confirmation number and instructions on how to submit their finish time via Race Roster. Submitting finish times is completely optional, not required! Results must be submitted by Tuesday, October 12.

For more information on the Virtual Runyon 5K, please visit our FAQ page. If you can't find the answer to your question there, please contact us.

If you haven’t participated in the past and would like to receive announcements about the Virtual Runyon 5K, please sign up for our Runyon 5K Email Alert.

THANK YOU for your support!