Date: November 2, 2014
Location: Steps of Philadelphia Art Museum-Eakins Oval
Registration: 7:00 AM
Pre-Event Activities7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Program & Activities: 8:00 AM
Race/walk starts: 8:30 AM
Race Activities 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.
Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, wind-breakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
All participants who pre-register for the event, will have the opportunity to make a $30.00 donation at the time of registration in exchange for a signature National Brain Tumor Society T-Shirt. Please note this incentive will only be available for those participants who register on or offline prior to event day.
Tent of Hope
Join us at the Tent of Hope to honor and recognize survivors and to also remember friends and family who may have passed. Please bring submissions (photos, letters, poems, essays, mementos, etc.) to the Race for Hope Philadelphia, on the day of the event. You may place your contribution in the tent at that time. Materials to post will be provided.
Survivor Tent and Survivor Photo Tribute
Race for Hope Philadelphia is proud to honor our remarkable brain tumor survivors. To pay tribute to our survivors, we ask that you join us on stage for a group photo to kick-start the race/walk. After the event survivors can gather on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, for a victory photo.
Survivors can first check in at the registration tent to obtain their coupon to pick up their special t-shirt as well as a goodie bag at the Survivors Tent. While visiting the Survivors Tent, you can meet one another and share stories of personal journeys and recovery. Race for Hope is privileged to welcome and host all of our survivors.
The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed in both directions on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7:45 AM until 9:30 AM in order to accommodate a charity marathon. You must be over the Ben Franklin Bridge by 7:30 AM, otherwise you are advised to take the Walt Whitman Bridge into the event.
If you are traveling the Philadelphia Art Museum by car or by public transportation and want to map your travel online, please use the following street address:
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free on street parking is available on a first come- first serve basis in the Art Museum and Fairmount neighborhoods within walking distance of the Race for Hope – Philadelphia.
available at the intersection of John B Kelly Drive and Spring Garden St. The event site is across the street from this location. Drivers may then park in one of the parking lots available to all participants.
Food & Beverage
Bottled water will be served throughout the event. Snacks and fruit will also be provided to participants.
Kids activities will include creating original art work, which can be displayed at our Tent of Hope. Also, kids can participate in activities including jump ropes and hula hoops and receive a special ribbon!
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities
All funds raised through these events, allows the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – Search for your event and register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.
Is there a registration fee?
Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.
National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
To maximize every dollar raised, we only provide event T-shirts to registered survivors and volunteers. However, we also offer T-shirts for adults and children at each event, in exchange for a donation.