2020 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk

Join us on April 25, 2020

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Whether You're a Walker or a Runner, Team Up With the AACR to Advance Lifesaving Cancer Research

Join us for this exciting run to support more than 200 childhood and adult cancers, and members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. In 2020, our signature 5K will be held in San Diego, CA on the Embarcadero Boardwalk as more than 22,000 cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather on April 24th - April 29th for the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 to discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer. 

Event Details

Date and Time: Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 a.m. 
Start/Finish: Embarcadero Boardwalk - 501 Convention Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Registration Fee:
  • AACR Members: $50
  • Non-California Residents: $40 
  • California Residents: $35
  • San Diego Running Club Members: $25
  • Virtual Runners: $25
  • Students 18 & Over: $20
  • Active duty, veterans, and family members: $15 *Must present a valid military ID.*

  • AARP Members: $15 

  • 17 & Under and Cancer Survivors: FREE

Additional Information 
  • Registered participants will receive a t-shirt (only guaranteed to participants who register before March 25, 2020).
  • AACR Annual Meeting attendees who raise $110 or more will receive the "110 Challenge" ribbon. 
  • All participants who raise $125 or more will receive the "Finding Cures Challenge" medal. 
Not a Runner or a Walker? Volunteer

We need your help in all aspects of the race. Join the AACR volunteer team and help with: Distributing water, assisting with registration, providing support at the start/finish line, and cheering on participants at various mile markers. 

Course Map

Sponsor Opportunities


      Jordan Liberty

Joining us this year as an Ambassador of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation is pro makeup artist, photographer, and two time cancer survivor Jordan Liberty! Based in LA, Jordan is known for his iconic beauty campaigns and International Beauty tour. Jordan’s work has been featured on The Today Show, Refinery29, and Glamour and he has worked with beauty brands like Sigma, Urban Decay, NARS, MAC, and CoverGirl.

On Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 p.m., after the 5k Run/Walk, Jordan will be hosting his second ever Makeup Masterclass to benefit the AACR. Whether you’re a makeup lover or a pro, this class is suitable for ANYONE who loves beauty. To purchase your tickets and learn more click here.


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