Event Details



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

Event Day Program
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.

Packet Pick-up:
Coming Soon!

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.

Site map
Coming Soon!

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

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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.

Handicap drop off
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 Area
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!

Volunteer Information
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Fees are required for any timed event such as the Race for Hope – Philadelphia. Fees are $25/$10 prior to online registration closing for the race – $50/$15 thereafter. There is no registration fee for walkers.

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.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children ages 6-17 are required to register. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:

National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

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.

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